Hiking makes you fit and healthy

Hiking makes you fit and healthy

For those who love being out and about, Switzerland offers an impressive variety of outings to countryside and urban destinations. In our new health tip we show you where to find these exciting and inspiring places.
SWICA - Switzerland TourismThere are many benefits to hiking and moderate exercise: they reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, help stabilise bones, joints, tendons and sinews, and boost your immune system. Walking for longer periods also stimulates the body’s production of hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. This leaves you feeling better and less prone to moods like sadness and anger. Last but not least, hiking increases the rate at which nerve cells in the brain branch and renew, improving your mental capacity.

Experiences for people of all ages

Together with Switzerland Tourism, SWICA has put together some exciting places. The suggestions are broken down into experiences for families, couples and singles, so that everyone can find something that suits them. Let yourself be inspired by the hidden wonders of our beautiful country.