Too many of us stay cooped up in the house and this has led to an increase in the number of people with health problems. They simply don't get the fresh air they need and get out about frequently enough, going on hikes and playing sport. As a nation, we have become accustomed to our home comforts and going out has well and truly become the new staying in.
Well, at Hi-Tec we think a little differently. Backed up by consistent research, we know that those people that lead a healthy, active lifestyle are less likely to develop serious health problems in the future. That's why we recommend going out hiking. Put on your hiking boots and get out and see the world! Breathe in the fresh air and savour the sights that are much more breathtaking than what you see on the TV or the Internet. Speak to a hiker and they'll tell you that it is a worthwhile experience.
Still not convinced? Check out this hiking poem by Ed Matlack - we think it sums hiking up perfectly.
The overwhelming power of Nature looses the soul from the concrete bastion
Replacing glass-perforated walls with giants of green and bark
Underfoot the cement and asphalt turns into sweet-smelling earth and leaf-rot
A racing stream instead of speeding traffic lends muffled background
Snow mantled boughs exchanged for bleak hard stone-moss for rust
Little known or appreciated solace is found in this haven a few minutes from the core
Life's dreaded and humdrum buzz-saw of existence is belittled by a sequence of wonders
Never repeating itself, Nature provides an unending panorama of foolproof structures
All weather buffeted, the young and old alike bear up under seasonal changes
A quality of serenity little broken by storms - even then, only an adjustment
For the betterment of mankind, a close look at this phenomena would provide an arch of comfort
Beneath tired feet lies the soothing balm of peace....