I’m so lucky that I’m living in a place where mountains and hiking trails are everywhere. It won’t be hard for you to guess what activity I would do to help me staying active. Correct, it’s hiking!

 

During Summer my husband and I would go on our hike as early as possible in the morning. You know, the weather here in Arizona can get pretty hot and it can hurt your body if you don’t have good preparations for your hike. 

 

Keep on reading because in today’s post I’m sharing with you What’s in My Hiking Bag and the 5 Tips to Getting A Good Hike in This Summer.

 

This post has been sponsored by adidas. All opinions are my own.

I’m so lucky that I’m living in a place where mountains and hiking trails are everywhere. It won’t be hard for you to guess what activity I would do to help me staying active. Correct, it’s hiking!

 

During Summer my husband and I would go on our hike as early as possible in the morning. You know, the weather here in Arizona can get pretty hot and it can hurt your body if you don’t have good preparation for your hike. We would normally take a quick 30-60 minutes hike.  If the weather is nice, we would take a longer one.

 

In today’s post I’m sharing with you What’s in My Hiking Bag and the 5 Tips to Getting A Good Hike in This Summer.

Before I’m showing you what I have in my bag, I wanted to talk about this cute backpack I got from adidas. I love that it a mini backpack, that’s very convenient to carry around and it can fit so many items. I almost couldn’t decide which one to get as they have a few cute ones that I’m eying on, Faux Leather, Santiago in Black and Iridescent.

 

For what I wear when going on a hike, I love to wear comfortable Adidas outfit like this one I’m wearing today, high-rise long tights, a cotton jersey tee, a pair of comfortable sneakers,  baseball cap and sunglasses. I’m a big fan of Adidas, so if you catch me somewhere, you probably would see me in my adidas outfit. 🙂

 

 

Now, let’s see what I’m bringing with me in my hiking bag.

 

  1. Water Bottle – filled with water of course
  2. Sunscreen – both lotion and spray
  3. Face essence spray
  4. Mirror
  5. Wipes
  6. Deodorant
  7. SPF Chapstick
  8. Sore Throat Drop Lozenges – I normally carry candy
  9. Pen
  10. Tint lipstick
  11. Hairband
  12. Sunglasses
  13. EarPods
  14. Cell phone
  15. Card cases – with ID, insurance cards & credit cards

 

Those are all the stuff I packed in my bag. What’s in your bag?

 

Now that you know what’s in my hiking bag. It’s time to talk about how you can make your hiking trip a little safer and more meaningful.

5 Tips to Getting A Good Hike in This Summer

1

 

 

Drink plenty of water 

 

Make sure you’re drinking enough water before, during and after your hike. Water can keep you hydrated and make you feel refreshed while hiking. You don’t want to be dehydrated as this can lead to a life-threatening situation. A mild dehydration can also give you a headache, dizziness and more symptoms. If you could bring one big bottle of water or a few small bottles with you, especially water with Electrolytes, this will help keep your body happy during your hike. Electrolytes help with controlling your fluid balance, regulate your blood pressure and even help your muscles contract, including your heart!

 

2

Always wear sunscreen, hat and sunglasses

Before you go on your hike, make sure you put on sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you leave the house. This is to ensure you get the full protection benefits of your sunscreen. If you’re on a long hike, you should reapply the sunscreen at least every two hours and choose SPF 30 or higher for extended outdoor activities.

 

You should wear a hat when going on a hike as it will help provide protection against the harmful sun rays.

 

Sunglasses are also a must have item as they protect your eyes against the sun’s UV rays, “blue light” from the solar spectrum, and they will make you have a more comfortable vision by not having to squint.

3

Walk fast to raise up your heart rate 

Going on a hike doesn’t always mean you get your walking in for the day. You have to make sure that your steps are fast enough to raise up your heart. This can help your cardiovascular system work more effectively. But when hiking up a steep incline, be sure to watch your steps and take your time. The extra effort of hiking up hill will raise your heart rate without needing to walk fast. You know your body’s limits! 

4

 

Listen to good music

Music is medicine for the soul. I love listening to good music while going on a hike because it helps to wake me up from a sleepy mode to an active mode. Music has its power to help reduce stress and improve your workouts. If you’re walking up hill and you’re feeling like it’s quite hard, try listening to some faster pace music or turn up your tunes so it can help you get to the top easier and faster.

5

Use this time to practice gratitude 

This is the time you can use to acknowledge yourself of what you’re grateful for. A gratitude walk or hike will make you feel more positive and relaxed afterwards. While you’re on your hike, try to think about things you are grateful for. Say thank you and don’t be afraid to say them out loud. Use this time to connect with yourself, nature and create positive energy.

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What’s your must-have items in your gym bag?

Hope you had fun reading through what’s in my bag and got some helpful tips for your next hike.

Thank you for stopping by All About Good Vibes. See you again soon.

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