They say that the hardest step to take is the first step. It can be hard to get started on an exercise, workout, or hiking program. I was in the same spot and decided to check out some expert opinions. I spoke to physical therapists, nutritionists, meteorologists and more in building this series. The goal of the posts is to get you started in the right way. Now you have some Getting Started Tips so hopefully, that will lead to some great results out on the trail.
These tips are not everything you might need to know but should give you a good start. I am always looking for new topics so if you have some ideas make sure you reach out and let me know what you are wondering about. I will try to track down an expert and get your questions answered!
Getting Started TIps: Exercises to Start Hiking
Starting out can be the hardest part. In the first part of my tips series I spoke with a physical therapist for some information that could make starting easier and your journey more successful.
Getting Started Tips: Staying Healthy
if you are trying to start hiking or exercising it is important to have some knowledge. This week I chatted with a Physical Therapist about about some of the common aches and pains, how to avoid them, and what to worry about.
Getting Started Tips: Recovery From Workouts
Have you tried to exercise only to be discouraged by how sore it made you? Physical Therapist Cristin McGetrick joins me to help with some tips on recovery from that soreness.
Getting Started Tips: Summer Weather
A sudden storm can ruin your hike and be potentially dangerous. I talk with a meteorologist on what to look for if you are getting started hiking.
Getting Started Tips: Diet and exercise programs
If you only read one diet and exercise blog this year it should be the one where a Fatman interviews a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Ph.D
Getting Started Tips: Fall Weather
Hiking in the fall can be beautiful but the weather can change in an instant. These expert tips could make your trip more enjoyable.
Getting Started Tips: Footwear
Footwear can be the difference between a good and bad hike. “Getting Started” this week looks at what can go into finding the right shoe.
Getting Started Tips: Best Hydration and Snacks
The hydration and snacks you bring on a hike can make a big difference in how you perform. this guide will help put you on the right path.
Getting Started Tips: Drinking Water Safety-UV
Drinking Water Safety is very important on a hike. I spoke with the CrazyCap founder about their UV technology that leads to safer water.
Getting Started Tips: Winter Clothing
Winter hiking can be enjoyable if you are prepared. Getting Started tips on the best options of Clothing to make sure you stay safe and happy.
Getting Started Tips: Winter Weather
Winter hiking can be a great experience but winter weather can be a challenge. I spoke to a Meteorologist about staying safe on winter hikes.
Getting Started Tips: Snowshoe Basics
Snowshoeing can be a great winter exercise. There is a learning curve so I interviewed an expert on snowshoe basics.
Getting Start Tips: Backpack Basics
Whether you are just starting out or been hiking awhile, finding the right pack is essential. I spoke with Osprey about some Backpack Basics.
Getting Started Tips: Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a term that a lot of hikers hear but might not totally understand so I spoke to some experts to answer common questions.
Getting Started Tips: Suncare and Sunscreen
Enjoying the outdoors requires a knowledge of Suncare and Sunscreen basics to allow for the most enjoyment under the sun. I talked to a sunscreen expert on things you should know.
Now that you have all the Getting Started Tips you need and are ready to hit the trails, make sure to check out my Hikes page. It has trail reviews for all the hikes I have hiked after learning all these lessons. Another great resource is the AllTrails app that helps you find and track hikes. Good Luck!
If you have any suggestions on topics you would like me to try to find answers for you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow me on any of the below social media platforms to keep the conversations going. Happy Hiking!