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Physical Preparation

We need to prepare ourselves physically so we can gain the most spiritually from our Trek experience.  Start walking now.  Treks are physically demanding and require strength and stamina.  This can be obtained through obedience to the Word of Wisdom, eating wholesome foods, not overeating, eating a balanced diet, and regular exercise.  It cannot be done in a short period of time.

Here are some suggestions:

-Exercising 3 times a week for 30 minutes is a minimum and may not be enough for some of us.

-We suggest daily exercise for those who are not used to exercising. (start slow, 10-15 minutes a day.)

-Exercise is much more fun (and safe) with an exercise buddy.


Exercise AT LEAST 30 minutes 3 times per week.

Practice drinking lots of water when you exercise - HYDRATE!

Get your Trek shoes and “break them in”.  We suggest tennis shoes.


Increase your exercise to AT LEAST 45 minutes 3-4 times per week.

Carry water with you and drink often!!

Walk in your trek clothing one time so you’ll know what to fix if they don’t feel right.


Keep up the exercise 3-4 times per week.

Get in AT LEAST one long walk of at least 60 minutes.

Walk different routes to vary the terrain where you walk.

Walk at different times of day to get used to different temperatures.

Drink plenty of water 2-3 weeks before Trek.

Eat healthy and get adequate sleep.

*For those more advanced exercisers it has been suggested walking/running 4 miles on level ground for 60 min.


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