A medical practitioner, Dr Bunmi Olufemi, of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has said that trekking is good for health.
Olufemi said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, adding that trekking keeps the body fit.
According to him, the activity is a great way to reduce stress and that it improves mental health, memory and functionality of the brain.
He said trekking builds strong bones as it requires stretching, jumping, climbing and dodging at several intervals which helps in making the bone strong.
”Trekking helps to achieve excellent muscle strength. It leads to exercising of each and every muscle in the body thereby making the body flexible and the muscles agile.
” I always advice anybody above thirty years of age to always engage in trekking as it helps to build and achieve excellent muscle,” he said.
The Medical Doctor also said that physical activities being engaged in the process of trekking tour helped to shed unwanted fat and water weight.
” Climbing, dodging around boulders and lights runs and sprints is common, while trekking tour leads to weight loss,” he said.
He, therefore, advised both old and young people to always trek, saying it is the best exercise for the body as it places the muscles at alert and promotes effective functioning of the brain.