Did you know… a 15-minute walk in the woods decreases stress and blood pressure? A study by Japanese researchers sent 84 volunteers to stroll through seven different forests and 84 other volunteers to walk around city centers. The forest walkers showed a 16% decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, a 2% drop in blood pressure, and a 4% drop in heart rate. Fortunately, we have our dogs to thank for getting our butts outside!

This is the perfect season for getting outdoors. Check out our favorite hiking tips as you enjoy some fresh air with your pup.