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The article recommends hiking for between 30 to 60 minutes a day, three to four times a week. Start with a flat route, then add in some hills. If you join a hiking club, find out how members rate their hikes. Easy hikes are usually slow, on flat terrain and include lots of stops. Moderate hikes might include rocky trails, have fewer stops and be a little longer. Advanced hikes move quickly with lots of climbing and no stopping.