The Hike Healthy Podcast
By Paul Shoemaker: Hiker, Health consultant, Lifestyle Coach, Outdoorsman, and blogger
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Helping you take control of your lifestyle! The Hike Healthy Podcast with Paul Shoemaker is designed to change your life! If you desire to be a person with better physical health, mental health, spiritual health, social health, financial health or healthy in other areas, the Hike Healthy Podcast is for you. As your host, Paul Shoemaker shares many of his experiences as a registered nurse, father, husband, son and brother to help you have a more balanced lifestyle. He also interviews inspiring guests who will help you pull the most out of your life possible! The Hike Healthy Podcast is fun, down-to-earth, genuine and something which connects to many people. If you're ready to make a difference in your life, become more active and make some major changes, for the better, the Hike Healthy Podcast is for you! Whether you want to lose weight, be more physically fit, manage your money better, have better relationships, be more in touch spiritually or enjoy your family more, there is something in the Hike Healthy Podcast which can help with you.
||HHP 026: “That’s What I Get For Being in a Hurry”, The Hike Healthy Podcast, Helping you take control of your lifestyle||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast This podcast stems from an experience I had while riding my bicycle the other day in southeastern Idaho. I was at a stop sign when a car drove past me on the highway.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 025: When Cancer is the Diagnosis, Go Hike the Pacific Crest Trail?||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast Andy Lyon was diagnosed with Lymphoma when he was 18 years old. He went through chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant but then he decided he was done with traditional treatment.||5/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 024: We NEED Children! The Hike Healthy Podcast||We probably know that children need us. They rely on us for food, bathing, warmth, love, discipline, and so much more. But, did you know we, as adults, need children? They are such a major part……Click READ MORE below Click the play button above to lis||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 023: Hiking Etiquette, Trail Manners – Hike Healthy Podcast||Good Trail Manners can make a world of difference in how much you enjoy hiking. There are a few guidelines which will not only ensure you have a good time, but….click the read more button below to continue Click the play button above to listen to this||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 022: PCT Through Hike, The Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast Imagine logging over 2600 miles on the trail from Mexico to Canada! Well, 23-year old Aaron Ellig from the Tri-Cities of Washington state did more than just imagine it, he did it!||3/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 021: Service Can Cure Your Highs and Lows, The Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast This episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast focuses on a way to make our lives brighter, to help us go outside ourselves. It can overcome the lows in our lives and help correct the highs too!||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 020: Talents, You Have Them, Use Them to Bless Others. The Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast Do you wonder what your purpose is in life? Do you think you have little value to others? Well, I am here to tell you, You Have Great Worth! I believe you have talents which are meant to bless the ..||1/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 019: Gossip? No! – Hike on the New Orchard View Trail – Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast It can be one of the most hurtful things which can strike a person. It can cause depression, a loss of friends and life changing problems. There are ways to survive gossip,||1/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 018: Media Induced Fear & Anxiety – Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast The value of the commercial news media is questionable, at best. As a member of the media for over a decade, I was able to see the inner workings of the agendas,||12/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 017: Boy Scouts Teach us About Honesty and Integrity – Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this episode These two topics seem to go together: honesty and integrity and the Boy Scouts. The Scout Law starts: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal…… It seems to be a message that is somewhat rare among some peo||12/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 016: Gentleman Lessons from Cowboy Lloyd, Texas Ranger – Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast. Is being a gentleman a lost art? Well, Cowboy Lloyd thinks so. Cowboy Lloyd is a real live Texas Ranger who spent years in the saddle on the streets of Texas cities dispensing justice.||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 015: Overcome Excuses, Bryce Canyon hike – The Hike Healthy Podcast||Click the play button above to listen to this podcast This is the fourth Utah hike in the Hike Healthy Podcast. This was the most spectacular as far as scenery goes. I’ve included plenty of pictures. My son,||11/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 014: The Road Less Traveled – Zion Narrows Hike, Hike Healthy Podcast, helping you take control of your lifestyle||A poem from notable poet Robert Frost is the basis for this episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast. It is a topic which strikes me as advice for life. The Road Less Travelled can be applied to how we live our lives, the way we make choices.||11/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 013: Conquer Your Fears! Angel’s Landing Hike, Hike Healthy Podcast||This marks the first of our Southern Utah hikes among the amazing sculpted sandstone with brilliant colors of reds, oranges, whites, pinks and more! It is just plain fascinating! In this episode, we will cover the topic of conquering our fears!||11/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 012: Reach Higher! Y Mount Hike, Hike Healthy Podcast||Finally! We get to start on our 4 hike series of the state of Utah. In the last episode we talked about reaching our goals step-by-step I was preparing for these Utah hikes and now we are going on our first hike along the Wasatch Front in the Rocky Mou...||10/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 011: Step by Step Goals, You Can Achieve! Hike Healthy Podcast||I am so excited to take you along for this journey. This podcast marks the start of a five hike bundle which will take us on some awesome adventures. When we emerge on the other side of this journey, we’ll have hiked Zion Narrows,||10/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 010: Plantar Fasciitis, Conquer Your Foot Pain! Hike Healthy Podcast||It all started when I jumped to the ground and felt like a pop on the bottom of my foot. I limped around for days thinking it was just a bruised heel. Little did I know that “bruised heel” would plague me for years! Well,||10/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 009: Mt Adams Climb! How to Conquer your BIG goals! Hike Healthy Podcast||How exciting to finally get a chance to conquer one of my BIG goals, to climb one of the mountains in the Cascade Range of mountains in Washington State! I thought it was getting a little late in the season to be able to attempt a climb up Mount Adams..||10/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 008: Who is a Robin Williams in Your Life? Hike Healthy Podcast, Helping you take control of your lifestyle||I was at work at the hospital when I saw the newsflash on the screen. My first thought was, “what a loss”. Robin Williams was dead. As more details came out over the next few hours, it was apparent he had committed suicide.||10/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wow! Hike Healthy Podcast Featured as a Success Story on Dan Miller’s Podcast, 48 Days to the Work You Love!||What an honor! I wrote a letter to Dan Miller, author of the book 48 Days to the Work You Love and he actually read it on his podcast! I was riding my bike home the other day and turned on the podcast and suddenly realized Dan was reading my letter!||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 007: The value of family and loved ones is amazing! Hike Healthy Podcast||This episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast, we talk about the importance of family and loved ones. They are the people that usually matter most to us in our lives. Some people find the importance of those relationships earlier in life than others.||9/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 006: Hike Healthy Podcast – Ambition to accomplishment, how you can be a “go-getter”||Do you consider yourself a “Go-Getter”? This podcast focuses on this habit of happy and successful individuals and has some great ideas on how you can be someone who is full of ambition so you can realize accomplishment.||9/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 005: Hike Healthy Podcast – Choose your attitude for an enjoyable life!||What is your attitude about life? Do you usually get out of bed on the right side? I try to have an upbeat demeanor about myself, being happy! I get to run into several people who are just plain grumpy! I feel sorry for those sort of folks,||9/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||What’s a Podcast? How can you download and listen to a podcast! (video and audio) a podcasting primer!||When I tell people about the Hike Healthy Podcast, they sometimes give me a blank stare. Oh, how I wish they knew how valuable and exciting podcasts can be! They can literally change your life for the better! So,||9/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 004: Hike Healthy Podcast – You can hike anywhere! Windy city hike.||In this episode, we’ll talk a little about what defines a “hike”. You can “hike” just about anywhere! There really shouldn’t be any excuse that we don’t have a place to hike. We can take a hike in our home or on a mountain. For some,||8/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 003: Hike Healthy Podcast – Help! I can’t get started!||Yes! You can get started! In this episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast, we’ll talk about some tips to help us stop the procrastination. We get to go on a glorious hike in the Blue Mountains of the Pacific Northwest near Walla Walla, Washington.||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 002: Hike Healthy Podcast – Lessons from 1911, preparedness and safety||This week’s episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast is focused on helping you prepare and be safe. It features the story of a 1911 explorer who was the first to reach the South Pole and return home. His rival was not so fortunate.||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 001: Hike Healthy Podcast – Are Morning People Happier?||I’ll have to admit, I am a morning person. I think it adds greatly to my quality of life. Now, a new study has concluded that morning people are happier! Listen to this episode for more details and a narrated hike that talks about why the early mo||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||HHP 000: Hike Healthy Podcast – Welcome and Intro Episode||This is the introductory episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast! What an exciting time! Thank you for checking out hikehealthy.com. This is the home base for the Hike Healthy Podcast. In this episode, you’ll find out what the Hike Healthy Podcast is||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Positive and Inspiring
Thanks Paul for sharing some healthy and inspiring lifestyle changes through being active not only phsyically, but mentally and spiritually too.
I’ll be honest, deep at heart I tend to lean cynical. It’s not something I’m proud of, but at least I recognize it and try to combat it. So my first instinctive reaction to a podcast like this, full of upbeat positivity and encouragement, would be to roll my eyes and move on.
I checked this podcast out because I happen to know Paul, and I have to admit I’m enjoying it. I’ve got 5 episodes down so far and I’m surprised by the motivational power. Paul records part of each episode while he’s actually hiking, whether it’s up a mountain or down the streets of Chicago. He gets pretty short of breath, and honestly the first episode when this happened I thought to myself, “This is silly! Who would want to listen to him panting and puffing along?” But you know what? There’s something actually motivational in it. As one who enjoys a good hike in the great outdoors, I think more than anything I get a little JEALOUS of listening to him out on these hikes in various parts of God’s green earth. It’s got my mind reeling a bit on where/how I can get on a hike of my own.
I also particularly liked the story of the two explorers racing to be the first to the South Pole, and the contrasting methods used. That was probably the best episode so far, and I hope to hear more of that sort of thing in future episodes.
5 stars, I will continue to listen. Thanks, Paul! Don’t go to Mt Kilimanjaro without me!