Hiking Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/28/2017
12/30/2016
Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First

Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advises

10/6/2016
Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk

Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

8/30/2015
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

Expert gives tips on avoiding and dealing with injury

5/23/2015
Go Take a Hike -- Safely

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

11/26/2014
Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

Stay hydrated and give yourself time to acclimate, expert advises

8/27/2014
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

7/25/2014
8/16/2013
Health Tip: Prepare for Hiking

Make sure you're in shape

6/7/2013
Health Tip: Prepare for a Camping Trip

Pack a site map, in case you get lost

5/29/2013
And America's Fittest City Is...

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

4/2/2013
Health Tip: Take a Hike -- In the Right Shoes

And make sure they have sufficient traction

11/29/2012
Climbers With Altitude Sickness Show Signs of Brain Bleeds Years Later

Mountaineers who've had the illness should gradually prepare for rising elevations, researchers say

7/31/2012
4/22/2012
Tick Season Starting Early This Year

Expert urges hikers, gardeners and others to know the signs of tick-borne disease

3/20/2012
Ibuprofen May Ward Off Altitude Sickness

Hikers who took the medication were less likely to have symptoms of 'acute mountain sickness'

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

5/29/2011
Fatal Black Bear Attacks Rare But Rising

Data reveals human population growth is accompanied by an increase in deadly bear attacks

6/4/2010
Move Childhood Back Outdoors This Summer

Parents can boost their kids' health, social skills in the process, experts say

8/20/2009
Lost Hikers, Backpackers Really Do Walk in Circles

Study shows disorientation occurs quickly without the sun, moon for guidance

10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

8/19/2008
Health Tip: Take a Healthy Hike

Make sure you're prepared

4/7/2008
Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills

2/9/2008
Americans Abandoning National Parks

Researchers find 25% decrease in usage of parks and forests, point to sedentary society

1/9/2008
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart

The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

10/16/2006
Community Trail-Walkers Twice as Likely to Get Needed Exercise

Even nonusers said they'd pay higher taxes to support local fitness, study says

7/1/2005
Health Tip: When Hiking, Socks Matter

Synthetic pairs are best

10/20/2003
Hiking Socks

Synthetic pairs are best

5/14/2003
Acetaminophen Fights High-Altitude Headaches

As effective as ibuprofen without causing nausea, study finds

7/23/2002
Faulty Gene Boosts Risk of Altitude Sickness

Two gene variations help explain why some fall sick

7/3/2002
DEET Deemed Best at Repelling Pests

Study: Other products don't come close in keeping mosquitoes away

9/17/2001
A Hike is Not a Walk

Unprepared Boston newscaster latest to learn the hard way