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Heading out into the great outdoors can be a cure for all kinds of problems, from losing weight, to helping with stress and anxiety. Not to mention all that clean fresh air you’ll be breathing in.
So what exactly are the health benefits of hiking?
Do I need to train before going hiking?
Hiking is enjoyable and exciting, but it can also be challenging and a tough workout if you don’t already exercise regularly. And some routes are definitely tougher than others. That’s why it’s important to train before you go on a hike, just like you would for a race or any sporting competition.
Heading out to a local park for a short training walk is a great way to get started. Increase your distance steadily, just like training for a marathon. It will also give you a chance to wear your boots in and try your backpack on for size.
What food and drink can help give me energy on my hike?
The food and drink we choose plays a huge part in helping us stay healthy, and it can affect how long we can hike for. You’re going to be using a lot of energy trekking across rocky paths, and climbing up and down hills, so here are some tips to help you stay fuelled and happy on your first hike: