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National Tourism Day: A Guide to Fitness When Going on a Trek

Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

National Tourism Day
Trekking Dos & Don’ts
Conclusion

Celebrated on January 25 every year in the country, National Tourism Day is an occasion to appreciate the beauty of India and highlight the significance of tourism and its economic impact. People who are enthusiastic about traveling and touring never refrain from experiencing adventures. One of the most popular adventures travelers sign up for is trekking. Since it’s National Tourism Day, we thought why not share a trekking guide with you all!

Trekking is challenging without some pre-trip training or a basic level of fitness. Let’s be honest: it’s a lot of work. The price of a great journey is sweat, aching quads, sore calves as well as blisters and lost toenails. But in exchange, you get some of the world’s most unspoilt, beautiful, and jaw-dropping scenic views. And guess what? The more you prepare for your epic hike, the less difficult it will be.

Trekking Guide: Fitness Dos and Don’ts

Trekking is accessible to anyone; all you need to do is be sensible and put in some effort. Don’t know how to prepare for trekking? Here are some dos and don’ts of trekking. 

Dos of Trekking 

  1. One of the most essential things to do is drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. 
  2. Make sure to dress comfortably.
  3. Perform stretching exercises before you begin your trek and cool-down exercises after you finish your trek for the day.
  4. Throughout your trek, munch on nutritious foods.
  5. Expect the unexpected and be physically prepared to deal with it.
  6. Consume dry fruits and quality energy bars on a regular basis till the day of trekking to maintain your energy levels.
  7. Bring a first-aid kit and all necessary medical kits with you on all of your treks.
  8. Consider purchasing high-quality, comfortable shoes and clothing.

Don’ts of Trekking 

  1. For mountain trekking, avoid wearing cotton clothing and wear synthetic materials.
  2. Jerky and running movements are dangerous on a trek and should be avoided.
  3. Do not cover your ears.
  4. Don’t take too many breaks while trekking, as your muscles and joints won’t stay warm for long this way. You might as well get separated from the group.
  5. Don’t carry more than what is needed as you will lose more energy and get tired quickly. 
  6. While on a hike, do not consume alcohol or smoke.
  7. Don’t overeat on the trek because there won’t be any doctors to help you if you get sick.
  8. Don’t ignore the weather; failing to consider the weather when trekking in the mighty mountains can prove to be dangerous.

Conclusion

When planning to hike in the woods, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead of time. Planning may take a little extra time but it is absolutely worth it and will make your journey more enjoyable. These are some of the dos and don’ts of trekking that we wanted to share on the occasion of National Tourism Day. We hope you stay mindful of these points in order to stay mentally and physically fit for a seamless trekking experience. Please let us know in the comments section below if you believe we have overlooked anything important in this trekking guide.

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