Hiking is a great way to get out and get moving. It's healthy, it's fun, and it's an excuse to spend some time in the great outdoors.
Besides being a great hobby, hiking provides a variety of health benefits:
- Improves heart, lung, and blood vessel fitness.
- Improves muscle fitness.
- Lowers risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
- Reduces depression and improves sleep quality.
Whether you're a novice hiker or a seasoned mountaineer, try one of these Healthy Hikes and LiVe Well!
You can get all these Healthy Hikes right on your mobile device too through Intermountain’s Health Hub app. You can download the Health Hub app from our Mobile App Center or directly from the App Store or Google Play. Search for "Intermountain Health Hub."
NOTE: Hiking or any other outdoor activity can be dangerous. Please follow common sense when planning a hike. Individuals using this resource are wholly responsible for anticipating potential hazards and evaluating their physical ability to follow a particular hike description. Take into account weather, hydration requirements, before you go. Also, research trail conditions beforehand so that you know exactly what you are getting into. You are responsible for your own safety. Taking the time to equip yourself with proper gear and know-how can go a long way in helping you have a safe and enjoyable hiking experience.
If you're more of a walker than a hiker, these healthy walks are the perfect active adventure for you.
These easy hikes are a great activity for families or those looking for a nice jaunt through nature. These hikes are suitable for children and adults of all skill levels.
Get to a beautiful destination in an afternoon with these moderate hikes. These hikes are a little more strenuous, though still suitable for most healthy adults.
If solitude is what you seek, these challenging hikes will lead you deep into the Utah wilderness for some stunning scenery and isolated camping.