Tell That Unwanted Weight to Take a Hike
Written by Diet Bites
Tired of that unwanted weight hanging around you all the time?
Tired of that unwanted weight pulling on your tummy, weighing down those shoulders, hugging around your hips?
Then perhaps it's time to tell that unwanted weight to take a hike!
Hiking is mine and my husband Tom's favorite form of exercise. It's always an adventure because when you're hiking, you just never know the exciting things that you're going to see, hear and experience.
I remember one time when we visited New Mexico and hiked around a dormant volcano and we came onto a red bush. It was quite unique and so pretty. Then as we peered closer, we could see that the bush wasn't red at all; it was green - yet every visible inch was covered with ladybugs. I'll never forget the moment.
Another time when we visited the Wichita Mountains which are close to where we currently live, we were hiking down a mountain and almost plummeted into a grazing buffalo. Now let me tell you - it was a 'Depend Moment'. We instantly halted and backtracked like good little hikers. If you've ever seen a buffalo charge, then you know the dangers.
In fact, when we visited the nature center there, another visitor was viewing a large stuffed buffalo that is stationed in the center and he was telling us about the time that he and a group of other motorcyclists were visiting the refuge and they were driving at the required speed along the road. Suddenly - out of the blue they were being charged at by a raging herd of buffalo. He was telling us that it was one of the most frightening moments of his life.
When you head out - from the green jungle to the concrete jungle you never know what you may discover - what exciting something may jump out at you! One never knows what is around that next corner - which keeps things exciting. However, most of the time, things are pretty calm.
How many calories can hiking burn? Here's an example:
If you're hiking at a State Park or national recreation area, be sure to pick up a map of the area from the friendly ranger before heading out. Always know where you go.
You'll also want to take along a canteen of water, a tiny first aid kit, some hard candies to suck on along the way, some snacks for energy and maybe a camera so that you can take a photo of that bear that lunges out unexpectedly at you.
A spray bottle filled with water and just a bit of alcohol makes a refreshing pal in fighting off the grungies. Be sure to keep the spray away from your eyes.