Particularly in summer and autumn, when you can stomp through cool forests, over soft moss in the clean air, with a pack on your back and a song in your heart, hiking or a long walk really helps your mind to slow down. Our bodies automatically release endorphins, also known as happiness hormones, when we’re active. Hiking in the fresh air of the hills is an effective way to get fit that trains lots of muscles including the heart, and boosts the circulation. Always bear in mind: if you can still chat without getting breathless, you are going at the right speed, but you can nevertheless benefit from taking regular breaks. Only then will you be able to enjoy all the other things found in this type of activity outside: the sun on your skin, the wind in your face, and the flora of the hills.