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Health Benefits of Hiking Pahrump NV

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. Want to lose weight and get into shape? Hiking is the number one way to get healthy. A camping vacation is an additional way to make it fun.

Pahrump Station RV Park & Hotel
(866) 713-9688
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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Charleston Peak RV Resort*
(775) 751-7805
3810 Winery Rd #2
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Park*
(800) 433-3987
1220 South Hwy 160
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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Nevada Treasure RV Resort & Spa*
(775) 751-1174
301 W Leslie Rd
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Tecopa Hot Springs Campground & Pools
(800) 421-7116, (650) 322-1181
675 Gilman Street
Tecopa, CA
Campground Availability
100 Total Camp/RV Sites, 100 Electric and Water,

Preferred RV Resort*
(800) 445-7840
1801 E Crawford Way
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Resort*
(888) 558-5253
5870 S Homestead Rd
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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RV Ranch Resort*
(775) 727-2371
2810 Loreli St
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Planned Group Activities, Golf Nearby

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Tecopa Hot Springs (Inyo County Park)
(760) 852-4481
Tecopa, CA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills
Recreation
Rec Hall, Hot Tub, Playground

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Tecopa Palms RV Park
(760) 852-4347
Tecopa Hot Springs
Tecopa, CA
 
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Health Benefits of Hiking

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Why Not Go Hiking to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape?

A Step in the Right Direction
By Gwyn Fletcher

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. As the fitness craze continues to gain steam, it's not surprising that hiking is the fastest growing outdoor activity. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Sports & Fitness Participation Report (2009), Americans remain very interested in outdoor sports in spite of economic woes. Leading outdoor activities are freshwater fishing (40.3 million), bicycling (38.1 million), camping (33.7 million), and day hiking (32.5 million).

Why is hiking winning the outdoor popularity contest? For starters, it's dirt cheap-literally. All you need is some ground to walk on and a sturdy pair of shoes that will support your ankles and serve as shock absorbers. Whether it's on a neighborhood trail or a mountain ridge, hiking is merely taking a walk on a foot path, and even that is open to your own interpretation. Unlike health clubs and private gyms, hiking requires no membership dues or monthly payments-you can even bring a friend along without purchasing a guest pass. And you don't have to go back to the same area every time, or pay a transfer fee if you want to try someplace new.

Hiking is also an accessible activity. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, but it's pretty hard to do without a large body of water. And, once the temperature starts to drop, that swimming hole needs to be indoors, often bringing the cost up and the convenience level down even further. To go for a hike, the only place you need to get to is outdoors. Hiking is usually as close as a local park.

Just as you don't need any special equipment for hiking, you also don't need any special skills. Just put one foot in front of the other. As with any physical activity, if you're not currently following a regular fitness routine, you'll want to start out slow, taking leisurely strolls three or four times a week and gradually building your distance and rate. Your first step should always be a quick muscle stretch.

"Things will slow down next month, then I'll have time to get in shape." How many times have you heard that one, or said it yourself? Chances are, things aren't going to slow down. And the older we get, the higher our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other complications directly or indirectly linked to a lack of physical activity. It takes time to get in shape. In order to gain maximum benefits from a weight training program, you need to spend several hours a week pressing those bars and priming those muscles. Aerobics classes often last up to an hour as well. Unfortunately, time isn't something...

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