How to Train for a Long Hike

Posted On September 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm by / Comments Off on How to Train for a Long Hike

The importance of training for a long hike

Hiking may seem like an easy enough pass time so why bother getting fit? Well for a start hiking is not like a jaunt down to the shops to buy a newspaper. Hiking covers various terrain – for many of the hiking areas you need plenty of stamina and endurance to cope with the trail. In addition,some locations are dangerous and all are very hard work!

The first step is to find out exactly how fit you are at the present time, so get a general fitness examination from your GP/Doctor and explain what it’s for. Your doctor can then give you additional advice if required depending on the findings.

Once your health check is over then you can start training for your long hike!

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