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Hiking Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hiking Equipment.

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Hike Yourself Fit

I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro...  Read more

Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free!

Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes...  Read more

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof...  Read more

25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi...  Read more

Ladies - Bathrooms on Long Hikes?
Updated 7/21/2014 12:30:38 PM

I've been taking extra long hikes (for me) about once a week now, and I'm prone to migraines when I get dehydrated so I'm always sure to bring a few huge bottles of water. So... my problem... I ALWAYS end up having to pee really really badly by...  Read more

Hiking
Updated 7/21/2014 3:10:38 AM

I went for a hike today. The trail is considered moderately difficult. I only did part of the trail today since I had to meet a few people. So, I did 4.57 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes (119 minutes) and the climb (or elevation change) was 872 feet....  Read more

what IS cross country hiking??
Updated 7/14/2014 8:35:03 PM

I just went for a 45 minute hike with my kids. there was a lot of hills and uneven terrain. Is that cross country?? I had NO weight on my back (besides a 5 minute piggy back to a 40 pound 3 year old boy :)...  Read more

Need help: Working out without a gym or equipment
Updated 7/12/2014 3:45:36 PM

Hello everyone:) my name is Julianne and I just moved to Las Vegas and do not have a gym or equipment to use. What are the most effective body weight exercises to do inside an apartment since it's 110 degrees out most days....  Read more

Achy knees, should I still hike? Other cardio?
Updated 7/8/2014 9:03:12 AM

Hi everyone! I did a really good strength training workout yesterday. I have some typical muscle soreness, but my knees are achy. I was really hoping to do a hike today - at least an hour but maybe more with some elevation gain. I've never ha...  Read more

Prevent Wet Phone & Pedometer

Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric...  Read more

HOCKEY - Learn to Play as an Adult and Burn TONS of Calories!!!!

Have fun and burn amazing amounts of calories by learning a new sport - Hockey! I usually burn between 700-1100 calories during a 60-75 minute session. I don't even realize it because I'm having so much fun! Check your local ice rink for an adult...  Read more

Let's go Hiking

People who want to get out into nature and explore the world through hiking, backpacking, walking, biking, or anything else that helps us get in touch with nature and achieve our goals....  Read more

7 Hiking Essentials for Beginners

About six months ago, I moved from downtown Cincinnati to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. I went from going out my front door and hitting the hot new restaurants to going out my front door and hitting the hiking trails. I've always...  Read more

10 Ways to Melt Mega Calories in Winter Weather

I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in...  Read more