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Hiking, Trekking and Backpacking: Special Considerations

Below are selected links dealing with common questions beginner and intermediate level hikers, trekkers and backpackers are likely to have in the course of preparing for their objective. Included are additional considerations for developing a suitable program, advice for those travelers who are over 50, tips on how to deal with high- altitude, articles for women only, nutrition considerations, seasonal tips, and articles on gear and clothing.

Over 50 Training Advice
Training Considerations for Athletes Over 50
Over 50 Strength Training
Over 50 Cardiovascular Training
Over 50 Flexibility Training

High-Altitude
Ten Non-Medicated Ways to Cope with Altitude
How Long Does Acclimatization Last?
Asthma and High Altitude Climbing
Hiking to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier

Women-Specific
Women’s Fuel Usage at Altitude vs. Men
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Pregnancy and High-Altitude Trekking

Nutrition
Hill-Walking Energy Requirements: Latest Research
High Altitude Nutrition
Protein-Rich Snacks
Energy foods
Are You Eating Right For Your Type? Metabolic Typing Diet: A Personal Account

Seasonal
Snowshoeing: Latest Research
Hyponatremia: What It Is, How to Prevent It
Sweating a Ton!

Gear and Clothing
Garmin Fitness GPS Elevation Gain Accuracy
Hiking Boots Choice and Fit includes information on fit and lacing strategies
Trekking Poles: to Use or Not to Use covers the pros and cons of these useful balancing tools
How to Pack for Training and Hiking includes useful tips on how to load your backpack to minimize strain to lower back and neck muscles
Rate of Ascent on an Incline Treadmill

Additional Helpful Tips
Finding Adventure Partners provides tips on finding suitable and compatible hiking and training partners
Hiking with Kids see also Family pages for more on getting outside with your family




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