Hiking can be amazing if done right. It's not just something that can be a challenge to your body but also a great way to reconnect with nature. When you are alone on a hiking route, you can feel things that you don't usually feel, like the flow of your breath.  When you are hiking, your senses are more aware of those sounds and the various sights that you normally don’t pay attention to. It takes you away from digital devices and closer to an ethereal experience. Your entire body connects intimately with nature.

Most of the hiking trips that I have been to have had a positive impact on my life. However, I would be lying if I said all of my trips were smooth. There were times when the trip didn't go as expected and my body suffered because it was not prepared enough to face the consequences of hiking. I have had side effects like back pain, feet ache, weakness, and intense thirst. These weren't like simple side effects but severe ones that ruined my hiking experience completely.

The truth is even the tiniest actions can have severe repercussions. To reach new heights, you need to cover smaller goals. This is why I have 3 tips to help you hike, keeping my personal experiences in mind. Following these steps will help you love hiking more.

  1. Keep Muscles Stretched and Exercised

Dynamic stretching is when the stretch gives your sore muscles some movement through a series of motions without holding it at the end position. This is quite significant to follow because when you go hiking, it helps by warming up as well as lubricating your joints such that no severe injury is caused to your body.

  1. Keep Body Hydrated

Apart from my personal experiences, there also have been a lot of studies that prove that dehydration can have startlingly negative effects on your body. The quickest way to lose energy while hiking is by staying dehydrated. It will take less than half an hour for you to drop flat. The best would be to start hydrating your body 2 days before the hiking day. Drink a minimum of 8 glasses a day and keep away from alcohol at all costs. On the morning of your hiking day, drink a lot of water before you even begin.


  1. The Ideal Food Combination

Before you get set to go on a hike, fill yourself with food that is rich in carbs and protein. Developing your energy will give you more stamina while power can help in building an early endurance against exhaustion. Try avoiding simple sugars since the energy they provide comes as fast as it leaves. The most favorable sources would be fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that are packed with complex carbohydrates and proteins. Add Greek-style yogurt or peanut butter to fruit salad and you have a balanced breakfast.

So these are the important tips that can help you increase your fondness for hiking and make your hiking tours more successful.