Introduction to Hiking Principles & Practices

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Price: $10.00
Course Registration Number (CRN): 90894
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Introduction to Hiking Principles & Practices ........................................................................ $10

Thursday 10/15 

6:30–8pm 

Gardner 90894

Long known for its physical and mental benefits, hiking can be a rewarding experience if done correctly and safely. Benefits include lowering your risk of heart disease, improving your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems.

Research has shown that hiking can have an amazing impact on your brain as well, boosting memory, creativity and even helping your mental health! From Wachusett to Washington, we'll discuss various hiking opportunities in our local area and the degree of difficulty and reward involved in them.

For many, the prospect of hiking is daunting. Everyone has their reason for climbing a mountain or taking an extended walk in the woods but may be doubtful of their capabilities or equipment. In this lecture we’ll discuss what you need to bring, determine your physical limitations, basic orienteering (map reading) skills, safety protocol, and of course the physical and psychological benefits in more detail.

*This Class has the potential to go online, due to COVID-19. We will reach out to registered students if this is necessary. 

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