There is no doubt that leading an active lifestyle itself is one of the best ways to stay fit, even as you age, but there is more than one side to every coin. Those that travel, trek, exercise and play on a regular basis, are more prone to fatigue and injuries as well. To make sure that you can carry on with your fit lifestyle without compromising on any aspect of health, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Never Compromise on the Diet
This is a common problem faced by those that live a mostly outdoors lifestyle, because it is hard to stay on a strict diet when you are camping in the middle of the woods at night! Nonetheless, experienced adventurers will tell you that it is not only possible, but also essential to eat in a systematic manner when you are out in the wild. Here are a few pro tips that should help:
- Always bring more food than you think would be necessary
- Learn to cook, as it will increase your options for healthy eating significantly
- Canned food, vegetables and fruits in general last the longest
- Carry an instant water filter to purify the water you collect, and keep some iodine tablets handy
- Always wash or clean your hands before eating to avoid getting infected
Stretching in general is a great way to relax, increase blood circulation and promote healing for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, but Reach assisted stretch therapy takes it to the next level with specially designed programs for recovering, relaxing and recharging your body for the next adventure. Through improved flexibility and blood circulation, chances of injury (in the gym or otherwise) are brought down significantly. When done right and under a specialist, stretching is beneficial to everyone and not just people with a hyperactive lifestyle.
Sleeping is Essential
There are so many ill effects of skipping the regular quota of sleep, that it would be extremely counterproductive if an active lifestyle came in the way of proper sleep. All adults (with the exception of about 2% of the world population) need seven – eight hours of snooze time on a regular basis and foregoing that requirement for a certain amount of time will break your body and mind down. To avoid depression, anxiety, fatigue, poor recovery and a ton of other symptoms, make sure that you are getting at least six – seven hours of sleep in, even on busy days.
Whether you are a gym freak or someone who seeks out thrills out in the wild, you need to take regular breaks from your lifestyle because it is important for both the mind and the body to break out of active lifestyles every now and then. Indulge in a day of eating junk food or take that relaxing spa trip by the beach on your next vacation, instead of climbing a mountain like you usually do! It might seem counterproductive, but as long as you keep those breaks short, they will serve to rejuvenate you.