Time: 1-2 hours
Here is an easy, three-mile hike with a few exercises thrown in to give you a healthy focus and destress workout. You can adjust the intensity by picking a route that is uphill, downhill, flat, inner-city, in the wild, or on different types of paths.
Cody’s Three-Mile Hike for Beginners:
- Warm up: Begin by doing some light stretching, and 15 squats to get your legs warmed up.
- Mile 1: Start your hike with a strong, brisk pace that gets your heart rate elevated.
- Mile 2: Tone the pace down. This is going to be your turnaround mile, because halfway through you are turning around and heading back the way you came. At your turnaround point, stop and do 20 jumping jacks before continuing with your hike.
- Mile 3: Pick up the pace again to end your hike on a strong note. At the end of your hike, repeat your stretching sequence.
New to hiking? Get informed with this guide to hiking for beginners.