Post Hiking Recovery: 8 Useful Tips

Post Hiking Recovery: 8 Useful Tips

Post hiking recovery is must-do rule after the trauma the body experiences from a long hike in the wilderness. Even a well prepared hike can leave joints swollen and muscles achy. But, there are several...
Getting Fit for Hiking

Getting Fit for Hiking: Load Up With a Backpack

Getting fit for hiking is essential if planning to complete the multi-day trip or carry a heavy load on the back. Poor conditioning can result in back pain which can lead to discomfort when sitting...
How to Avoid Common Hiking Injuries

How to Avoid Common Hiking Injuries

Hiking has the ability to combine the benefits of an aerobic exercise with the natural splendor of the outdoors. But, overuse of the hiking trail and pushing the body too hard can result in one...
Swollen Hands Hiking

Swollen Hands Hiking: Why Do My Hands Swell During Long Hikes?

Q. Why do my hands swell during long hikes? A. Swollen hands hiking or similar physical activities are quite common. The most likely cause of this problem relates to the body’s blood vessels and increased...
Black Bear

6 Laws of Bear Attraction

It is well known the smell of food will entice neighborhood bears to your campsite. Most hikers will take appropriate measures, such as cooking away from camp, storing food in a closed container and avoid...
Get Fit for Hiking

4 Tips to Get Fit for Hiking

Hiking is an adventurous and fun activity, so it benefits to follow several simple tips to get fit for hiking and obtain a basic level of physical fitness. Getting fit for hiking is related to...
Hiking Tips for Beginners

18 Must-Follow Hiking Tips for Beginners

Before heading into the wilderness on a hiking trip make sure to be fully prepared. A day-hike is easily ruined when the must-have gear is left behind, such as fresh socks, rain gear, snacks, map,...
Places to Hike Near Me

Hiking Calories Burned (Per Hour)

Hiking calories burned varies with the pack weight, difficulty of terrain, and intensity. Hiking is a reliable cardiovascular exercise to help get in shape and lose weight. Whether you plan to complete the hiking trails...

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