Hiking To Maintain Good Body Shape
There are a myriad reasons to take the hike instead of hitting the gym as a way of getting a fit body and keeping healthy. To begin with, the registration fees at your local gym club could be forbidding while hiking is completely free and you may decide to bring a long friends without having to pay for a guest pass.
While at it, you also have the privilege of inhaling fresh air and savoring the scenic landscapes. Of course this will have a calming effect on you and will generally make you meditative and reflective. This way, proverbially, you would have killed two birds with one stone: keeping both the body and the mental faculty healthy.
Hiking is also another way to keep your bones whole. It does this because while taking the hike, one is exposed to vitamin D that is fundamental to bone formation and strength. The wholeness is also brought about owing to the fact that this exercise ensures increase in bone density which in turn prevents osteoporosis.
Aerobic exercise guarantees the rapid burning of calories. By removing excess fats from the body, then you are on the path to an excellently exquisite physique!
To underline why hiking should be the preferred method of shedding some extra pounds, a research backed study found out that if a person dieted their way to a leaner body, they were likely to gain all the weight or most of it back in two years. However, if one ‘hiked’ his way to a slender or leaner body, he or she could maintain it for long.
This method of exercising is growing popular fast. That is thanks to the fact that it is customizable to fit your own schedule, a routine you can easily maintain and it is utterly inexpensive.
Gym instructors often design highly intense workouts that could probably scare off a weight loss candidate. But hiking can be customized to be great fun while working your way to a desired body shape. For example, the fact that you can tag along with friends adds a lot more meaning to hiking as a workout.
The presence of friends is an inspiration to endure exercises that ordinarily beat the cardio threshold. It also can produce in you endorphins, ‘feel good hormones’, which are responsible for a feeling of happiness. This alone is motivation to always look forward to lacing up those sturdy boots to hit the footpath or the nearby incline.
It has also been found that this exercise could produce the same results as a jog or run for the same distance. It is a lot more beneficial, though, as it ‘tones everything’. A Straight-up trek can help get your butt in better shape while using trekking poles for forward propulsion and climbing rocks gives the body an all-over work out.
With your busy schedule, maybe, you may deem any form of workout as a detractor from your demanding career. But you can decide to exercise by hiking while at the same time keeping within your schedule. For example, instead of driving to go fetching for groceries, you can walk all the way.
This may prove very effective as with a car you may waste time looking for parking space. Or you can walk to and from work, maybe in two or three days a week, and in so doing, you can save fuel while keeping fit. So why don’t you strap on those boots and go try it?