Nutrition Tips with Ariane Lavigne: What to bring on a hike?

Hello my name is Ariane Lavigne, I’m a sports nutritionist from Mont-Tremblant. Today I’m going to share with you some advice on what to bring on your hikes this fall.

If you’re going on a hike for just 1 or 2 hours and you’ve eaten a good healthy breakfast, bringing only water should do. Bring a water bottle that is easy to carry, either in your hand or on a belt, for quick hydration.

If you’re going on a longer, half-day hike, I recommend bringing a backpack with a few snacks to sustain you and keep your energy levels up. Trail mix, muffins, granola bars are good options. A small sandwich that you can share is also a good idea.

When going on a full day hike, you’ll want to bring more of a lunch. Pack a lunch that you can split up and eat along the way. Sandwiches, a warm chili or soup that you can bring in a Thermos are practical choices. Of course, bring lots of water!

In the Fall, you’ll appreciate having something warmer to drink, like hot chocolate, tea or chicken broth that’ll stay warm in your Thermos for many hours.

Have fun in the trails!

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