Intro to Hiking for Health       By: Nichol Lucido
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social●...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical    ○   lose excess pounds    ○   assis...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual    ○ connect with nature   ...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental   ○ set mind at eas...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional   ○ clea...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social ...
Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social●...
Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water● Safety
Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear  ○ a good pack sized for the length of hike  ○ hiking boots/shoes  ○...
Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack  ○   headlamp or other light source  ○   multi-purpose...
Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water  ○   carbohydrates for energy (sandwic...
Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water● Safety  ○ first aid kit sufficient fo...
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Introduction to hiking for health presentation

  1. 1. Intro to Hiking for Health By: Nichol Lucido
  2. 2. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social● Environmental
  3. 3. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical ○ lose excess pounds ○ assist in preventing heart disease ○ decrease hypertension (high blood pressure) ○ build stronger bone density ○ and much more!● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social● Environmental
  4. 4. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual ○ connect with nature ○ create purpose in life● Mental● Emotional● Social● Environmental
  5. 5. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental ○ set mind at ease ○ enhance knowledge of nature● Emotional● Social● Environmental
  6. 6. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional ○ clear your head from stressful day ○ free yourself from worry ○ become calm and relaxed● Social● Environmental
  7. 7. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social ○ connect with others of similar interest ○ join hiking clubs ○ enjoy with family and friends● Environmental
  8. 8. Hiking for Health - BenefitsHiking benefits multiple dimensions of health● Physical● Spiritual● Mental● Emotional● Social● Environmental ○ surrounded by positive environment ○ keep hiking environment clean ○ become an advocate
  9. 9. Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water● Safety
  10. 10. Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear ○ a good pack sized for the length of hike ○ hiking boots/shoes ○ hiking stick● What to pack● Food and water● Safety
  11. 11. Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack ○ headlamp or other light source ○ multi-purpose tool (swiss army knife) ○ sunscreen ○ bug spray ○ jacket ○ and more, depending on the length of your hike● Food and water● Safety
  12. 12. Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water ○ carbohydrates for energy (sandwich) ○ protein to keep muscles strong (mixed nuts/tuna) ○ something crisp to quench thirst (apple) ○ anything else your hiking heart desires ○ plenty of water! more is better than less!● Safety
  13. 13. Hiking NecessitiesA few things to remember.....● Gear● What to pack● Food and water● Safety ○ first aid kit sufficient for hike ○ ALWAYS let someone know where you are going and when youll be back ○ wilderness first aid class is never a bad idea
  14. 14. Happy hiking!

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