Patient Leader

After too many years of being stuck in the daily desk-couch-bed cycle, letting my health deteriorate slowly, my goal to hike the Inca Trail spurred a healthy lifestyle change that has stuck with me to this day. I encourage others to do the same by writing about my love for getting active in nature, its benefits for the body and mind, the best places to do it, and how to stay safe and maximise its benefits.


Best in Show: Blog

I've found Neil's blog to be both inspiring and useful in getting me out of the city and into nature for some fresh air, excersice, and calming quiet. The blog is well managed, easy to use and full of handy information.  — Luke

Neil chronicled his journey from couch potato to hiker on Bushwalking Blog, and now uses the blog to encourage others to do the same. He encouraged me to start trying to get healthier by bushwalking, and the blog provides lots of helpful resources and advice to kickstart the process. I'm now hiking-obsessed and I'm an avid reader.  — Meredith


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