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It is not always necessary for you to do boring exercises in order to stay fit. As a matter of fact, most of us will not be able to stick with something that we do not enjoy long enough to see long term benefits. I know that for myself, I really hate walking on a treadmill and I find it to be one of life’s most boring activities. Although I have walked on a treadmill from time to time in order to stay in shape, doing so on a long-term basis is something that simply is not going to happen. The funny thing about it is that I do enjoy walking but while doing so, I like to go someplace.
One of the most interesting and enjoyable activities that you can do is to take up hiking. This is more than simply walking around the block or perhaps strolling through the mall, it is a strenuous exercise that you would need to build up to in order to be efficient at it. Although it is not effortless, you would be surprised with how enjoyable it is and how quickly the time passes as you are doing it. I don’t consider hiking to be exercise at all, I consider it to be a hobby that I am dedicated to and will continue to do as long as my legs allow me to do so.
What would happen if you were not someplace that was conducive to hiking? Not all of us live in a mountainous area that would allow us to get in a good hike without having to travel too far to get to the location. Believe it or not, most communities have an area that would suffice for such an activity. You would probably be surprised to find out that one is right in your backyard, even if it isn’t exactly what you are looking for. As long as you’re getting out in nature and walking around enjoying the things that are nearby, this is exercise and it is hiking.
You might enjoy hiking so much that you decide to make a trip out of it. Many individuals end up going away in order to hike someplace special. You can’t imagine how many calories you will be burning and how physically fit you will be as a result of this activity. Take the time to do it on a regular basis and you will love the way you look.