Article published by : Julie19 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Category : Fitness

Tips To Start Hiking

Hiking is an excellent and low impact workout with ample physical and mental benefits. It helps in reducing anxiety and prevents osteoporosis as well. Beyond the scenic beauty and fun, it has a number of benefits on the health front as well. Unlike walking on a pavement or on a treadmill, hiking involves a lot of unpredictable variables and can still be crossed efficiently with prior planning. The following hiking tips for beginners will help them enjoy their initial treks easier and memorable.

Merits of Hiking:
Hiking is one of the greatest things that one can do for their mental and physical health. There are some amazing benefits of hiking and those are,

It helps the individual to gear start and explores their local surroundings.
It does not demand great things to start off on a hiking trip.
Bonding is excellent with co-hikers be it family or friends during the trip.
Planning for a hiking trip is extremely cost-effective and is indeed free.
It is a reminder for all of us that the world we live in is very pretty and amazing.

Things to carry compulsorily for a hiking trip:
Beginners have to necessarily carry the following things and gadgets for their hiking trips so has to have a hassle free first-time experience. It makes things easy for them and also their co-hikers and makes the entire trip memorable.

Navigation map and direction compass
Sun protection creams and glasses
Insulation with extra clothing
Lighting with flashlight or headlamp
First aid supplies
Waterproof matches, candle and lighter to start up a fire
Repair tools and kits for hiking gear
Enough nutrition through extra food and adequate water
Emergency shelter with backpacking tents or plastic tube tents

Basic Hiking etiquette for beginners:
There are some basic hiking etiquette that beginners should learn.

Those standing on a flat section should be courteous to leave a way for other hikers to pass
Greet other hikers on the way and if interested involve in a quick chat.
When moving in groups keep the volume of the conversation low so as to not disturb others. The same holds good for telephonic conversations too
Play music only with headphones and not with speakers as others like to connect with nature and not the songs
If hiking with dogs, keep them leashed and under control, so as to not scare others.
Hikers should not leave any trash around and pollute the environment.

Final Words:
It is no wonder that hiking brings the best adventurous person inside you. But taking care of you and being aware of important things is the only way you are going to carve out the joy out of it. So before starting your hiking journey, check the above list and tick right on the things that you have done. It will let you have all the important things that you have to finish off before going hiking and let you have the best time up there.


Keywords: how to start hiking, hiking boots, Safety tips for hiking

By: Julie19

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