Cardio Exercises - HikingThe following is a short description, the targeted body muscles/areas, and suggested ways to incorporate hiking in your fitness plan. Keep in mind that the more times you do this Cardio Exercise in a week, the higher your health benefits will be:

If you're interested in outdoor activities and scenic views, then Hiking is for you. Although hiking is just a form of walking, this cardio exercise is an excellent form of exercise for people of all fitness levels.

Trails that range from easy to challenging are available to almost every state park - at little or no cost. If you are a beginner, go on easy flat walks. For the more experienced ones, you can head straight up a mountain. If you want to burn more fats and calories, you need to maintain a steady pace.

Hiking is not only an excellent cardiovascular exercise - it provides psychological benefits as well. Hiking helps you clear your head and offers a feeling of relaxation and enhanced well-being that comes on after a few-mile hike in the woods.

Targeted Fitness Goals: Help build muscle strength, particularly in your calves, hamstrings, quadriceps and gluteus muscles. Hiking helps strengthen your bones since it is a weight-bearing activity. You will burn more calories if you carry a backpack as it will add more weight

Incorporate Hiking in your Fitness Plan: Do this Cardio Exercise for about 25-30 minutes, 3-4 days a week.

Keep in mind that the more times you do this Cardio Exercise in a week, the higher your health benefits will be.

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