Why You Should Take A Hike

If you ever get a chance to go hiking or you’re thinking about it, then please go for it.

 

It’s a great way to stay physically active, all the while taking in the beautiful views of Mother Nature!


It’s known that people that go hiking go on trails or paths for a couple of hours or so, but it has been known to go on for much longer, I’m talking days or weeks.


The intensity of it all depends on the weather on the day, the temperature & the ruggedness of the ground.


Now you are maybe wondering what are the health benefits on going for a hike, you know compared with walking or running..

So down below I will explain all.

 

What Are The Hiking Benefits ?

Other than what I said above hiking has several other health benefits for weight loss.


If you go hiking for a few hours and the trail is steep, hiking will burn a significant amount of calories, no question.


I would also add that healthy eating is a great combo when hiking for much faster results, then eating junk up there which defeats the object of your hike no?


I mean if you do not have much free time to be doing this for hours each week, you don’t have to go the whole way!


This is most likely the hardest bit of ground you’ll walk on each week anyway, and you may not be able to get all the way there first time of asking.


In which case you’ll need to work your way to it if you cannot right? 

 

So in the meantime you can always practice walking on the treadmill first or if you can make it, but you just can’t make it to the hike instead..

 

You can use the treadmill instead, which will help you when you do go for that hike.


Now some of you may say well I don’t have a treadmill or don’t want to go to the gym, well you can walk up hills and steep sidewalks.. You’re not off the hook!


If there is a will there is a way and I’m letting you know that it can be done with a lot or very little time.


When I compare Hiking to walking or being on the treadmill I noticed that you have a greater improvement of mood because of the views, more calmness and a drop in anxiety.

 

I mean I love walking don’t get me wrong and I’ll use the treadmill if I have to, but I love to run outside more!

 

It’s just hiking gives you a sense of accomplishment and you get to see..

Things you’d never see just walking on flat ground, the views cannot be beaten when it comes to hiking.. Walking takes the L on that one.

 

Hiking also builds up your lower body strength, which is so important when going up steep ground and maintaining your stride and avoiding getting injured on the hike.

 

This will improve your mobility and as you age you will see why this was a wise investment.

 

 

What About The Calories Though ?

I do not like to really talk about calorie numbers as it sends the Di1’s into meltdown, and we start focusing on the numbers over just getting started.

 

You should know that what you burn on the hike all depends on your weight.


It’s not a one size fits all kind of thing!

 

The steepness of the ground, the duration of your hike, the weight of your backpack  (As some walk with bricks you know in their backpacks) & temperature.

 

Hiking burns more calories than walking in general, and that’s just because of the steepness and the duration is so much longer in general.

 

But it burns fewer calories than running (Much to my delight)


If you really want to burn these calories work on fitting in all three in along with eating healthier, there is no limit to what you can lose if you stay on this path.

 

THAT’S IT!

 

What Did You Make Of All This?


Would You Like To Start Hiking Now?


Tell Me How You’re Working On Your Health?


Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up

Karim David 

The Healthy One

 

 

60 Comments

  1. Felicia Malmquist September 16, 2020 at 9:09 am

    10/10

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Felicia 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lee Frisk September 16, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    This is my goal now I’ll send you shots when I do it.

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Oh wow! Yasssssssss Please 🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      I was not expecting that, thank you so much for sharing this.. It’s nice to see the impact this one had 🙂

      Reply
  3. Thea Enquist September 16, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    I really liked this thank you

    Reply
    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      You’re welcome Thea 🙂

      Reply
  4. Beth Dahlin September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Something new for me to do.

    Thank you, Thank you Thank youuuuuuuu

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Ahahaha You’re welcome Beth 🙂

      Reply
  5. Leila Hagström September 16, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I wont be I’m too lazy 🙁

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      I respect the honesty

      Reply
  6. Lena Magnuson September 16, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I’m going to give it a go 🙂

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      GET IT!!!

      Reply
  7. Betty Engström September 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I love going for walks more

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    1. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Ok I respect that 🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim September 16, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      You keep up the walking Betty & Thank you for the gift I just got it 🙂

      Reply
  8. Kerstin Englund September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am

    If I can hike with Vanessa I’ll start!

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    1. Karim September 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Lmao she’ll be waiting

      Reply
  9. Mike Blom September 17, 2020 at 11:53 am

    This was great advice thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      You’re welcome Mike 🙂

      Reply
  10. Wilhelmina Holmström September 18, 2020 at 12:04 am

    I lost so much weight when hiking; I really need to start going again.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 18, 2020 at 11:29 am

      Yeah get back on it!

      Reply
  11. Amelie Clark September 18, 2020 at 8:10 am

    I’m working out at home with your program to stay healthy.

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    1. Karim September 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Oh sickkkkk! I like thattttttt 🙂

      Reply
  12. Tia Wilson September 18, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    I’m glad you made this as I want to start hiking now because of you.

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    1. Karim September 19, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      Ah that’s wicked Tia! I’m really happy I put this up even more now 🙂

      Reply
  13. Eleanor May September 19, 2020 at 7:17 am

    I’m just eating and working out a lot more than before.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 19, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      That’s good keep it up Eleanor 🙂

      Reply
  14. Abby George September 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Do I need to spend a lot of money to hike ?

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    1. Karim September 21, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Not at all! that’s the beauty of it Abby 🙂

      Reply
  15. Willow Burns September 20, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Isn’t that Vanessa Hudgens ?

    Reply
    1. Karim September 21, 2020 at 11:45 am

      It is… are you really Willow Smith ?

      Reply
  16. AJ Murray September 21, 2020 at 12:24 am

    This was great and I’m glad I read this, I’m going to try this out I just need to find a spot.

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    1. Karim September 21, 2020 at 11:46 am

      I’m happy to hear that AJ! Good luck in your search for a spot, I wish you nothing but the best 🙂

      Reply
  17. Juni Blackwell September 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    It’s not really for me but I can see why you love doing it.

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    1. Karim September 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for your honesty.. and for being open minded Juni 🙂

      Reply
  18. Aimee Cameron September 22, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Not something I ever wanted to do, but you make a great case 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Aha thanks Aimee 🙂

      Reply
  19. Cho Castillo September 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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    1. Karim September 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  20. Jonathan Johannessen September 23, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I’m running up hills twice a week and started to clean up my diet.

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    1. Karim September 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Great! I’m really happy for you, thanks for sharing this with us Jonathan

      Reply
  21. Tom Lynn September 23, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Is that Vanessa Hudgens ?

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    1. Karim September 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      It is

      Reply
  22. Thorkild Schou September 23, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Sou sent me here 🙂

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    1. Karim September 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      She on overtime LOL

      Reply
  23. Ulrik Thrane September 23, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Soudara brought me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      Ahahaha I’m glad you came 🙂

      Reply
  24. Nick Thrane September 24, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Thanks for the share 🙂

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    1. Karim September 24, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      No probs Nick 🙂

      Reply
  25. Arvid Bertelsen September 25, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    You never hold back I love that about you

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much.. I do my best for y’all

      Reply
  26. Frank Thuesen September 25, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I love to hike it’s true what you say.

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    1. Karim September 26, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Cool Frank.. It’s so good to do 🙂

      Reply
  27. Cai Markussen September 25, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve been putting it off for months now but I’m going on the weekend now.

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    1. Karim September 26, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Ah great Cai enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  28. Kim Ditlevsen September 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I use to go everyweek but I started getting lazy, I really want to start going again I need to.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Please do 🙂

      Reply
  29. Mikkel Jeppesen September 25, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    The views is the best part for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      For sure Mikkel for sureeeeeee

      Reply

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