The Ultimate List of Outdoor Statistics for 2019

Outdoor hiking statistics

Hiking Statistics

Hiking Health

1. More doctors are writing nature prescriptions by recommending ecotherapy to reduce anxiety, improve stress levels and to curb depression. (WebMD, 2013)

2. The mind and body are naturally connected (Times, 2017)

3. Urbanization is associated with an increased level of anxiety disorders and depression. But hiking can avert this coupled with antidepressants, after 4 months. (Lifehack, 2018)

4. Physical activity as simple and low-cost as hiking can provide so many mental health benefits. (Smarthikr, 2017)

5. Hiking helps to keep our brain cells nourished and healthy. (WomensHealthMag, 2017)

7. Aerobic hiking exercise helps improve memory and cognitive ability. (WomensHealthMag, 2017)

8. Hiking through a natural environment reported lower levels of rumination. (Pnas, 2015)

9. Trekking poles increased calorie burn without making participants feel like they were working out harder. (journals.lww. 2008)

9. Hikers who go through a natural environment have reduced neural activity in the area of the brain linked to mental illness. (Pnas, 2015)

7. Hiking improves endurance. (ncbi.nlm.nih, 2012)

8. Nature experience increases positive mood and decreases negative mood by releasing endorphins (feel-good hormones)

9. Exposing children with ADHD to hiking exercise reduces their ADHD symptoms

  • ADHD is a common disorder among children
  • Those with ADHD have difficulty controlling impulses, are easily distracted.

10. Hiking helps us think creatively by a 50% increase

  • Four days without technology is a good start

11. Hiking has been proven to improve sleep at night.

Body (the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person)

12. Hiking is considered by experts to be better for fat burn

13. Hiking gives your muscles more endurance

                     Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, plantaris, and soleus

14. Hiking turns on and strengthens lots of muscles in your body that you don’t normally use

15. Hiking on uneven terrain increases the amount of energy your body uses by 28% compared to walking on flat ground

16. Uneven terrain hiking causes a 28 and 62% increase in positive knee and hip work, respectively

17. Hiking can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour

  • Hike uneven terrain or towards a hilly region

18. Overall weight loss

  • A 175-pound person who hikes 3 times a week for 2 hours is likely to lose approximately 1 pound per week if the calories consumed are the number required to maintain weight.

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What Are Good Desert Hiking Clothes

desert hiking clothes

You’ll agree with me that there are so many clothes in the market today and finding a good (that can withstand high heat and low humidity) one that is fit for desert hiking is such a difficult task;

Well, this is no longer a problem for some person only because they now know what criteria to look out for when shopping for desert hiking clothes.

I happen to be one of such persons.

And as a result, i’m qualified to show you these same criteria that i’ve used over the years.

I’ll be doing that in this post today.

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Making Trails: How are hiking trails made

How are hiking trails made

How are hiking trails made? This question is one of such that sends chills to my spinal cord at an instant.

Do you know why?

Let me tell you.

Of everything pertaining to hiking, this is the most thought less-of by hikers. Nobody wants to know how hiking trails are made.

We just want to wake up one morning and start hitting the trail.

But, we are going to solve that issue now by knowing how hiking trails are built.

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How To Begin Hiking: The Definitive Guide For Beginners

how to begin hiking - smarthikr

As a beginner hiker,

I suppose you must have asked yourself some questions on hiking and couldn’t answer all or you probably asked someone and the person has little or no clue on what you asked. Are you worried?

Don’t worry,

In this post on how to begin hiking, I will be showing you everything you need to know as a beginner to hiking like a professional successfully without the fear of getting lost or from not knowing what to take on a hike.

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Hiking Tips WARNING: Use These 50 Tips Like A PRO At Your Own Risk

I take it that you might have asked for some hiking tips to make your hiking journey go well, you are not alone.

Statistics reveal that there are nearly 200 yearly searches for persons lost or stranded while on a hike in New York alone and that Nationally, 6.3% of injuries are directly related to outdoor recreation.

The truth?

It turns out that you can successfully start and complete a hike for the first time without drawing unnecessary attention to yourself.

In this post i will be showing you 50 hiking tips that thousands of people have used successfully for hiking a trail, that you can also easily use. This post ranges from basic hiking tips to essential systems that will keep you on the go.

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