hikehealthy.com is the main home for the Hike Healthy Podcast.  The Hike Healthy Podcast and this web site and blog are designed to support your desires to be more active and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

“Paul!?!? Are you kidding me?! What a great website! High five! Seriously, how did I not know about this website earlier?” Lauren

The Hike Healthy Podcast is a dream I’ve had for years and now it is a reality.  I started with a web site devoted to my local area and it became very popular.  I decided I wanted to expand and have the chance to encourage even more people to become more active and healthy.

Hiking safety presentation at PNNL

Hiking safety presentation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Richland, WA


Me Giving a Fall Hiking Presentation at REI

Me Giving a Fall Hiking Presentation at REI

You Can Realize Your Dreams

Hike Healthy.com can help you realize your longing for a healthier lifestyle in a natural way by taking advantage of the unique terrain, vegetation, geology and character of the area you live in.  Hike healthy.com also provides tips, motivation, inspiration and encouragement to help you deal with all areas of your health:  physical, social, mental, spiritual, family, money management, and so much more!

Whether you want to lose a few pounds (or a few dozen pounds), maintain your current level of health, recover from an illness or surgery, rehabilitate after a heart attack, or just take more control of your life, hikehealthy.com will serve as a resource to motivate, inspire and guide you on your journey.

Who am I and why do I run this website?

I’m Paul Shoemaker and I’m the host for the Hike Healthy Podcast, this website and blog.  I’m an avid hiker, a husband to a wonderful woman (Denise), father to three great sons (Spencer, Nathaniel, and Justin), a Registered Nurse and a lover of life.  I also love bicycling, backpacking and spending time with my family.

My Awesome Family!

My Awesome Family!

In 2006, I took a big leap of faith and decided to pursue my dream of working in healthcare.  I was always afraid I couldn’t handle the math and science classes but a series of life-awakening events pushed me off the fence and I took the plunge into nursing school and never looked back.

“I lost nearly 40 pounds just hiking with a friend and keeping track of my calories. I think having a buddy to encourage you who will actually keep up on it with you is key” NaDell

Realizing my Dreams by Helping You Achieve Your Dreams

Being a nurse helps me realize my ultimate desire to help people take control and make changes in their lifestyles to live a healthier, more fulfilling existence.

My blogging and web site was born a few years ago when I realized my general blog had several hiking entries and I decided to focus on hiking.  After more than 100,000 visitors, I am LOVING the chance to make a difference in people’s lives!

“My doctor put me on an exercise plan to help fight  high blood pressure, one of his recommendations was walking every day. My wife and I have been walking Zintel Canyon and I love it.  I’m looking forward to trying some of the other hikes listed here. Keep up the good work!”   Stan

Hiking Your Way to Better Health!

I hope to help guide you along your journey toward having a better life!  As a healthcare professional, I have met, cared for and talked with some of the sickest people you can imagine.  This has further reinforced my desire to help people be healthier.  I am genuinely interested in encouraging, inspiring and guiding you in your quest for better health!

Please tell me your story and help build this community.  Why are you here and what do you hope hikehealthy.com can do to help you?

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