A love of hiking keeps Acton man on the trail

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Hiking has been good to Reji James.

Countless friendships, tip-top physical stamina and a successful marriage are all in some way linked to an activity the 44-year old Acton resident engages in year-round.

It’s not uncommon for James to take a morning stroll through a local conservation area before leaving for work, lead an Appalachian Mountain Club weekend trip into the White Mountains or plan a family hiking getaway. He always finds time to incorporate one of his biggest passions into even the busiest of weeks.

Like running and biking, hiking offers physical and mental benefits: helping one lose weight, decreasing hypertension and improving mental health.

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