by Staff Writer  Tara Struyk

I'm always a little amazed when people drive across town to the gym, hunt around for a place to park, change their clothes, sign up for a treadmill, and wait in line to use it, all just to take a nice 30 minute walk. Not that there's anything wrong with walking. Walking's great. But I have a theory that making such a big production of it makes it more work than fun, more exercise than pleasure. Plus, the best thing about walking is that it's so simple. Why complicate it? Here are 25 of the best reasons you should head out for a hike.

1. It's a Great Way to Enjoy the Weather

2. It's Free

There are 25 good reasons in the article, if you want,  click the link for more incentives, for me the first 2 are enough.