Calories Burned Backpacking
Article by Diet Bites
Burning Fat by Backpacking
Oh yeah, baby - this is a fantastic method for melting off those love handles and unwanted oversized thighs. And it has a perk; as you work towards meeting your fitness goals - you'll be getting in a good gawk at the wonderments offered by Mama Nature herself as you traverse along the way.
So many different birds and bees to see - so many new things to discover in the clean, fresh air.
Health Benefits Associated With Backpacking
Speaking of which, backpacking is great for strengthening the lung functions.
And when the lungs get muscled-up, the situation creates a healthy domino effect with benefits showered upon the heart.
Your set of lungs and your heart are best of friends and work closely together in making you feel as fine as possible as you go throughout your day.
Think about the last time that you were in a smoky room or a polluted area - or even the last time that you burnt the toast in your spiffy chrome toaster. Unless you have lungs of steel, you most likely coughed and leaned over to catch your breath as you worked in-between your wheezing to either clear the room or clear out of the area entirely.
Other healthy benefits include strengthening other muscle groups within the body, including those in legs and thigh areas. And when one becomes one with nature, there is a certain sense of peacefulness that comes about, thus lowering blood pressure in some individuals.
Packing It In, What To Take Along
The amount of stuff that you take along on your journey will greatly depend upon the length.
If you're just going for a short hike - then a means of communication is desirable in the event that you encounter a snag in the trail (wild critters, slithering things, an unexpected fall and the like). You'll also want to bring along a canteen or container of water for hydrating - and you should always heed and respect the rules of the trail, as well as guidelines associated with all activities in the wild.
Take along a few snacks to keep your blood sugar levels in check, and it is also a good idea to pack an extra set of socks - no matter how short the trip will be.
Dress smartly according to the weather. And it's just smart to make a checklist if you intend to go on an extended trip. Be sure that someone knows your approximate whereabouts as well as the time of your planned return.
On that note, here is an example of the number of calories that can be burned while backpacking based on 15 minute increments and the backpacker's current body weight. If Joey is 200 pounds and goes on an hour and a half journey, he will have burned about 800 calories. This data is also based on a varying trail - even with moderate elevated spots along the way. Should the hike be more strenuous, then more calories would be burned.