Healthy eating isn't the only ingredient to a healthy life, and binge eating dino kale will only get you so far. Exercise, both mentally and physically, is key to maintaining a healthy and satisfied life. Scheduling in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise can seem daunting, especially if you're like me and work from home. Even though my schedule is more flexible than when I worked a “9-5” office job, I find it harder now to actually step aside from the task at hand to go for a run, burn those abs, or shred some weights.
Keeping yourself accountable, especially for my fellow home entrepreneurs, is key, and the best way to set yourself up for success is to schedule in 30 minutes to take a break, go outside and breathe some fresh air, and connect with your body.
Here's a fun, full body metabolic conditioning workout that's great for all experience levels; and since I workout from home, this routine can be done gear free! I included a light weight into my routine by grabbing a full jug of orange juice (4.5 lbs when I weighed it) and lugging it around with me.
This minute (excluding warm up and cool down) took 23 minutes. Invest 23 minutes in your health and reap the benefits all day long. I've linked some YouTube videos to help demonstrate the type of exercise; videos aren't always exact, but that's okay! Personalize it!
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For many, food is the largest source of anxiety when planning a long-distance backpacking trip. Read our resupply guide for more information on successfully planning your food for the PCT.
As a fellow backpacker, athlete, or active outdoorsy person, you know how vital the right food is to your success — especially when you’re on the trail or on the go.
The problem is finding time to source, cook, and pack food that’s lightweight, tastes great and is actually good for your body (the holy trinity of backpacking food!)