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Hiking recovery

Hiking is good exercise and great for your mind body and soul but it can be hard on your body. Even if you prepare correctly for your hike and are careful not to get injured your body will need some attention after the hike. Many things can be done for recovery from a hike. Just …

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Hiking preparation

Getting prepared for a hike is a very important part of the process to make sure your hike is enjoyable and productive. Enjoying the hike is a main reason for going on a hike, if you do not enjoy it why would you go. Being productive on the hike simply means getting something out of …

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Hiking for heart strength

I recently had the opportunity to discuss hiking benefits and heart health with a Vietnam veteran. He has had a lifelong battle with Ischemic heart disease connected to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. His exposure to Agent Orange was extremely high as he flew in helicopters below the planes that were dropping the …

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Hiking and development

Nevada continues to grow at a rapid pace and homes and other development is exploding everywhere you look. My question is does all of this development help or hinder hiking opportunities. I did a little research and did not find any hard data but there is some common sense and knowledge around this topic. What …

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Hiking diversity

Recently I was in Salt Lake City Utah and had the opportunity to hike into the foothills right outside of downtown. This hike allowed me the opportunity to partake in three different hikes in one. Because we were staying in the heart of downtown the first part of the hike was an urban hike. The …

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Hiking vs. Snowshoeing

The weather in Northern Nevada limits hiking as it does in other parts of the United States, so one alternative that is closest to hiking is snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is similar to hiking in that you get to enjoy the outdoors while getting a great workout. The differences are that you need snowshoes and possibly other …

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Hiking with teens

Getting teens outside to enjoy a hike is just as important to them as it is to anyone else. The benefits of the great outdoors to teens include getting fresh air, exercise and learning about their surroundings to name a few. Even though it is important, it is not always easy especially since they enjoy …

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Hiking and conversations

There are many articles on hiking conversations; some of the topics are hiking related, some are funny and others are more serious. When hiking with another person or group, which is a good idea there will be time for conversation. The topic of the conversation will differ based on the person or group hiking with …

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Hiking and nutrition

Staying hydrated and keep your body fueled is important when hiking just like any other exercise. The length of your hike is a determining factor in what types of hydration and nutrition you need. Water is the key to hydration and might be the only thing necessary on a short hike. When hiking more than …

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Hiking emergency kits

Emergency kits of some style or function are necessary for most hikes. If you are just going for the neighborhood hike, it might just be a bottle of water. For longer hikes on groomed safe trails, you may just need to add a snack. The longer and more arduous the hike the more involved your …

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