One of the very best activities you can continue through the rest of the year is hiking. Hiking is an awesome cardio exercise with health benefits that include muscle building, weight management, reduction of risk in high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and even cancer. The reasons for loving hiking go beyond just these health benefits. It's a time to truly connect with the outdoors, to appreciate nature's beauty, the air's freshness, and the peaceful ambiance that's hard to come by these days. When out hiking, make sure to keep a quick-drying lightweight ECCOSOPHY towel on you, because no one likes to be wet and sweaty in the cold. A towel also comes in handy for when you want to sit and rest, or if you get inspired to do some yoga or exercise mid-hike. It's a lot more convenient than carrying a mat on your shoulders for miles of inclines and declines.