Understanding the Physical Demands of Hiking
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Flexibility and Mobility
The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness
Key takeaway: Hiking is a multi-faceted workout that provides cardiovascular, muscular, and mental health benefits. To get the most out of hiking as a fitness routine, it’s important to choose the right gear, gradually progress in difficulty, add variety to your hikes, and track your progress to stay motivated.