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We’re still on our SUMMER EXERCISE KICK and today let’s look at HIKING!

If you’re already into hiking, that’s GREAT. If not, well, you don’t know what your missing! For starters, hiking is gentle on the joints. It’s as low-impact as every-day walking around, except that you’re walking with purpose. There are a lot of benefits 1) associated with hiking: mental, physical (Cardio!),  emotional, spiritual, and mood benefits as well, to name a few. Some people hike as a form walking meditation 2) or mindful meditation 3). Some people get into a flow state 4) when hiking, with all of great benefits of flow (i.e. being in the zone, etc.).

Whether you’re a loner and like to hit the trails by yourself or prefer company while on your hikes (aka excursion / traipse / walkabout) , the beauty of hiking is that you can do it your way!

Bottom Line: Hiking is Fun!

We thought you might like this awesome Hiking infographic series from Fix.com :

  • Whole Body Benefits of Hiking
  • Trail Difficulty Rating System
  • Safe Hiking Checklist


Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, so enjoy!

Infographics Courtesy of fix.com

Sources and References   [ + ]

1. (July 30, 2018) How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind. By Kara Mayer Robinson. Retrieved August 24, 2017, from:
https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind
2. (September 25, 2012) Walking Meditation with Mark Coleman [Video File]. Retrieved July 29, 2018 from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7lO4rF9qrc
3. (July 29, 2018) Take a Mindful Hike. Retrieved July 29, 2018 By Catherine Morey-Nase | October 5, 2016
Date Accessed (July 29, 2018) from:
https://www.mindful.org/take-a-mindful-hike/
4. (February 1, 2018) Flow in 7 steps – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Retrieved July 29, 2018 by Richard Bukowski, Administrator from:
https://psychreviews.org/flow-in-7-steps-mihaly-csikszentmihalyi

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