Thrive and health benefits of walking

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Text and drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Today more and more people are using hiking as a way to help change, recovery, stress-reduction and even better work to facilitate better meetings. In this section it is the health, thrive, well-being and other psychological and physical benefits to the hikers that are in focus in my drawings

Group of hikers walking around Mountain - illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Communities and hiking

Drawing up thoughts and perspectives on communities and groups

Old hiker taking a break

Drawing of a wind beaten hiker sitting down for a moment along the coast

Teaching kids outdoors

Teaching kids outdoors helps them understand, move and be more happy. Connecting to nature, instead of screens.

Group of people crossing a river with different strategies and places. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Psychology and ways of crossing a stream

Hiking can teach us new things about our strategies, roles and preferences.

Drawing of a scientist in rowboat with lots of space for more, people on land asking him if he needs a hand. Citizen Science illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Giving a hand to science

drawing of people who want to help scientist alone in his research boat under difficult circumstances

Drawing of two young people with backpacks. They are having two puzzle pieces putting letters together that form the word "facts" Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Facts of a bigger picture

We will often be able to gain better understandings from more perspectives when sharing our knowledge

Drawing of a hiker crossing the motivation gap from today to where she wants to be tomorrow. Psychology illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Motivation gap

Drawing up the gap between and factors influencing what we want to do, and if we actually make the jump and walk the talk