Fitness and fun rolled into one on a hike

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 June, 2006, 12:00am

Hiking does not cost much and is suitable for families because everyone can have fun and it is an enjoyable activity.

Before you go hiking, there are important items that should be packed, including sunscreen, water, food and a mobile phone.

Water will keep you hydrated, especially during hot, humid days, and food will give you energy during the hike. There are also many risks so a mobile phone is handy for emergency calls.

Hiking has many advantages: you can breathe fresh air, learn more about nature and keep fit. So why don't you try go hiking with your family?


TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College

Thanks for writing in, Kathy. Hiking is indeed a great activity - it's good for the body and the mind. It enhances your strength and endurance, puts you in better shape and helps you relax. There are many hiking trails in Hong Kong that are absolutely beautiful.

We live in a fast-paced city and are constantly under stress. Taking a walk in the beautiful countryside is a nice and refreshing break. The fresh air and tranquility helps soothe our mind.

It also makes for a perfect family day out. So don't wait any longer, go hiking this weekend!

Helen, Chief Sub-Editor