With summer in Edmonton hitting full swing, isn't it time you told your friends and family to "take a hike"? Not only is our fair city almost uniquely equipped to provide opportunities for hiking, the benefits of doing so are nothing short of immense. With that in mind, here are 15 big reasons why might want to take a hike yourself, from your friends at the Ryan Dutka team.
A BRISK WALK CAN DEFLECT DIABETES
New research links brisk walking to a significant risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes. A recent British study found that people with a family history of the disease who walked briskly, on a routine basis, improved insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance or lack of sensitivity is a predictor of this disease