HHP 004: Hike Healthy Podcast – You can hike anywhere! Windy city hike.

In this episode, we’ll talk a little about what defines a “hike”.  You can “hike” just about anywhere!  There really shouldn’t be any excuse that we don’t have a place to hike.  We can take a hike in our home or on a mountain.  For some, a hike may be just getting up out of bed and making it to the kitchen.  Some people are so restricted, physically that just lifting their head or blinking their eyes is a physical activity.  We each know what our limitations are but the key is to push those limitations and be active!  Episode 4 features a “soundseeing” hike and I took

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my Roland R-05 stereo audio recorder along for the journey. photo 1(8) The stereo recording makes it seem almost like you are there as you feel the depth and perspective of the sounds around you.  There is a link below if you’re at all interested in doing some stereo recordings yourself.  I encourage you to listen to this episode (and all episodes) with stereo headphones or speakers to get the full experience.  This soundseeing hike recording is from a recent trip to Chicago.

Chicago skyline

Chicago skyline

The best part is the discussion I had with Willie “Mann”, a panhandler in Chicago.  I hope you enjoy this episode, please take a few minutes to rate the podcast on iTunes and leave a comment.  Also, you can leave feedback in the comment form below or by e-mailing me: paul@hikehealthy.com.

This episode’s foreign language clip is from my friend, Animesh.  He is originally from India and the language he spoke is Hindi.

Question you can put to the test:  To get a close estimate of how fast you are hiking, count the number of steps in a minute and divide by 30.  Put it to the test and let me know your results in the comments below or e-mail me at paul@hikehealthy.com

Quotes from this episode:  Activity should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  Carol Welch

At the "Bean"

At the “Bean”

Thank you, so much for listening to the Hike Healthy Podcast!  Make sure you tune in to next week’s episode where we’ll talk about attitude and visit one of the most beautiful places on earth, Priest Lake, Idaho.

Useful links from this episode:

More on the music of Zarni Dewett

Roland R-05 stereo digital audio recorder

Chicago city lights tour, night lights with the double-decker bus.  This is highly recommended as you can jump off the bus at stops along the route and then get back on at places like the Navy pier, Magnificent Mile and more.

Double decker tour bus

Double decker tour bus

Chicago Sightseeing Tours Salesman

Chicago Sightseeing Tours Salesman

Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)

Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)

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Hancock Tower, Chicago

Hancock Tower, Chicago

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