Author: Dr. Allen Cherer

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The Health Benefits of Hiking

Whether alone, with your dog, or with the family, hiking is a fun activity that also serves as good exercise. The benefits of hiking are numerous, and some are even a bit surprising. Brisk activity is good for your heart because it gets it pumping, and a hike with a few hills does so even more. Hiking, which often involves… Read more →

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The 10 Best Hiking Films of All Time

Outdoor people understand that the call of Nature is undeniable. When you’re not actually hiking, you can still watch other people try. Here are the ten best hiking films of all time:   Appalachian Impressions – Highly recommended for anyone considering tackling any part of the Appalachian trail, Mark Flagler’s comprehensive view of the A.T. offers hiker interviews, trail tips,… Read more →

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Exposing Three Myths About Hiking

Hiking is a great physical pursuit for people of any age. Go for a hike and you’ll find yourself interacting with nature, challenging your fitness, and probably taking in some great vistas, too. However, some people won’t try hiking; they’ve allowed a few all-too-common myths to discourage them from taking to the trails. This is a shame, because the benefits… Read more →

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Plants to Avoid During Hikes (Pt. 1)

Hiking is arguably one of the most relaxing, enriching activities in outdoor recreation, but like nature itself, it can be dangerous and unpredictable if underestimated. I have extensively covered how this notion applies to wildlife and weather, but plant life should also be handled with a precautionary eye. While most plants are more likely to be benign in nature, others… Read more →