Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Getting Active: Hiking for Fun

I am beginning to get Spring Fever, no matter what the groundhog who-shall-remain-nameless says. The weather around here has been perfect except on the weekends, of course.  It reminds me so much of the great times my husband and I would walk around the farm looking for animal tracks.  We would stop and examine them, estimating how old they were.  I never knew which track belonged to which animal, but Fred knew them all.  

Those memories got me wondering if our little excursions were really beneficial.  We never walked fast, enjoying the scenery and of course looking for tracks.  

I found an article that explained how our little hikes ARE beneficial.  Studies were done that explained how hiking improves our mood and in turn reduces depression.  How cool is that?  It also explained how walking indoors does not give you the same mood altering affect.  Creative problem solving improved 50%!  It reduces mental fatigue and soothes the mind.  It can also help children with ADHD.  Hiking and getting outdoors improves their symptoms greatly.

All of this got me thinking about carrying food on a long hike. Wouldn't it be great to be able to carry along good nutritious food that didn't weigh a ton?  I found the perfect thing in Thrive Life Freeze Dried Food.  Most of it you can eat straight from the package, but if you want to re-hydrate it with some water, just let it soak in some water until it is the right softness for you.  It is all pre cooked so no need to worry about cooking it, unless you want it good and hot. The food weighs next to nothing and is freeze dried at the peak of freshness.  

I have a friend (#mountainsessionswithann) that lives in Canada who goes hiking often.  She has quite a following.  Her pictures of the views are breathtaking.  Follow her to get inspiration to try hiking.

So get outside, unplug from technology and get moving.  You can really have fun and get healthier.

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  1. I need to get more active Carla! Great article.

  2. Hiking is on my to do list this year Carla. I've got a few destinations planned already. Thanks for all the wonderful info in this article!!

  3. I can't wait for it to be spring in Utah! We'll start hiking after memorial day.... LOL