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Hiking: The Perfect Way to Lose Weight

“Whoa!” My friend exclaimed. “You’re skinny!”

I had just gotten back from a 7-day backpacking trip in the Rocky Mountains. My backpacking group and I hiked for at least 25 miles, where we climbed up and down 3 passes. It was a grueling experience. Upon returning home, I was so exhausted that I didn’t realize how much looser my pants felt.

I looked down at my own body and realized that I had indeed lost a few pounds. Who would’ve thought walking could make you leaner?

Well, I was wrong. Hiking is so much more than just walking. It’s an endurance workout that burns a lot of calories.

Hiking burns at least 350 calories per hour. It just depends on the terrain, your weight, your hiking speed, your metabolism, and many other factors. For example, a 180-pound man with a 40-pound backpack hiking up and down steep terrain burns more than 600 calories per hour. That’s a lot of calories! Also, hiking is a great exercise for many more reasons.

Hiking is easy.

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How Does Your Weight Affect Your Salary?

We live in a shallow society, and this trend is evident everywhere- from magazine covers, to movies, and the comments that people make about someone who loses or gains weight quickly.

According to a study published by the Journal of Applied Psychology, as well as a variety of other studies, a person’s weight can also influence the amount of money he or she makes in a year. Although most employers are not supposed to make decisions based on a person’s appearance, often someone’s appearance plays a much larger role in their salary than most people believe.

Surprisingly enough, the size to income ratio is not the same for men and women. Women and men command their maximum salary when they are at different weights from each other.

Lighter Women Get Paid More

According to the study, women who weigh about 25 pounds lighter than the average weight for a woman can make up to $15,000 more than a woman weighing an average weight. Oddly enough, if a thin woman gains a few pounds, her salary has a chance of dropping significantly due to the few extra pounds of weight that she has put on.

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