Hiking has become one of the favorite sports for people of all ages and around the world. Its health benefits are well known: it helps improve fitness because it strengthens the muscles and increases endurance, and also offers to the mind the possibility of relaxing and being carried away by the beauty and tranquility of the natural landscape.
However, there are aspects to keep in mind to make the route a pleasant experience. It is necessary to be prudent, respectful and be prepared for contingencies that may arise along the way.
Responsibility and common sense must walk with you, since natural environments can be hazardous. Therefore, from Walkaholic, we advise you some basic precautions that you should take so that your promenade does not end badly.
Now that temperature is increasing – at levels that may be considered historical records- we must pay special attention to two main aspects if we go hiking. These are food and hydration.
Of course we all agree that going for a walk should be a pleasant and fun experience. But it must be taken into account that, as we walk, we will find ourselves in areas where there is little or no human presence… and, therefore, getting help will be tricky at least.
Then, we must ensure that our body has enough energy and electrolytes to reach our destiny. So from Walkaholic we give you several tips on this subject.
Food and hydration in the summer
This is especially important in summer. As the temperature rises, our body increases perspiration to keep us cool. In return, when we sweat, we lose water and salts by evaporation as result.
If you are looking for something to give to a hiking fanatic, you have come to the right place. We know that making a gift for a hiker can be a real headache. That’s why we help you in this difficult task, since the gift must be something functional and useful.
Now, we have before us an additional difficulty to choose this present: usually, an advanced hiker already has a complete set of equipment … and, if it is of good quality, it is made to last. As an additional difficulty, all these accessories are prepared to endure, so even if a backpack (to give an example) is a little old, it will retain its original features even if it looks worn.
With all this precedents, giving a present to a hiker is by itself complicated by another fact, which is the emotional attachment we make to our equipment. It may be time to change the gloves or throw the trekking shoes, but those were the pieces that perhaps conquered the Pyrenees and we rose them to relic level, so … What is the best gift for hiking enthusiasts? From Walkaholic, we try to answer this big question. Continue reading The best gifts for hiking lovers
If you are a hiking fan, nothing more logical than get to know a little about the theory of this activity, so you can be sure to enjoy your adventure better. That’s why from Walkaholic we wanted to dedicate some time to review with you some technical questions about the trails that you can enjoy any time of the year.
These questions have a very practical application, since knowing the trial types, its variants, links and derivations, its modalities and the way they are signaling will allow us to orient ourselves on the road and recognize our path as we walk. Continue reading Types, modalities and signs in hiking
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