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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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