GETTING ACTIVE & STAYING ACTIVE Part Two


For the past 2 years, health and activity has been replaced with hibernation.  Staying home has become normalized with the significant increase in people working from home. Whether you're young or old, taking control of your health and the foods you put in your body is detrimental to a long and happy life. 


In our next few articles, we're going to explore different activities that help make staying active fun while learning about better food choices for any diet, not just a Paleo Diet that will help you feel better, and live better.


Getting Active Again


With winter ending and the days becoming longer it’s time to start thinking about getting active again. Everyone is different. Some of us like hiking and swimming, and there are others who love running, parkour and Triathlons. 


While you may not want to compete in a Triathlon, with the weather getting warmer, now is the time to start eating better, living better and benefiting from an active lifestyle. 


Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone


If you’re like many, you may have been less active than you should be or you’re making less healthy eating choices. With the winter weather almost behind us, we’re going to talk about the great activities you can do to get active and stay active. 

Hiking & Trail Walking


Hiking and trail walking has the lowest startup impact on your body. Appropriate footwear is a must. If you’re new to walking, start with a shorter distance and have a fixed distance mapped out. Setting fixed distance goals helps your subconscious mind by setting challenges for yourself, giving you ‘wins’ that help you advance to bigger goals. 


As you develop strength and greater endurance, you’ll be searching for bigger and more scenic challenges and there's nothing like the rush of working towards the goal of climbing a mountain after you set your mind to it.  


However, if you plan on starting to conquer the outdoors and blaze new trails for yourself, always let others know where you’re traveling and appropriate clothing, equipment and charged phone in case of emergencies.

Running

Running is a great aerobic exercise, however unlike hiking and trail walking, running has a higher impact on both your body and your footwear from the beginning.  


Whether you’re looking to start running for the first time or have ran previously, but not for quite a bit of time, although it’s good to set distance goals and challenges, when you start running for the first time, you have to ease into running for speed and distance.

Choosing the way You Run


There are many types of runs and running exercises you can do from free running to treadmills and laps for distance on a track, having a running training method you prefer helps take the ‘beginners dread’ out of the beginning of your runners training. 


You can check out some of the other types of running exercises here.


If you’ve been inactive for a long time or have had previous injuries, it’s important to have appropriate braces and footwear that help you stay protected as you ease into running.


Surfing


Surfing allows you to enjoy the open expanse of the water while riding waves and experiencing a rush not many have felt before.  


However, surfing is a physically demanding activity that requires strength, concentration and endurance to not only enjoy the activity but give you the stamina in case you get into trouble on the water..

Swimming


Besides being a peaceful activity you do in your pool or at the beach, swimming is a great exercise that encompasses the use of the majority of your muscles and changing the way you swim allows you to work out different muscle groups..  


While the barrier for entry to swimming is limited to your ability and strength to swim, other activities like surfing and diving typically require initial strength training in order to safely pursue them.

Diving


Shallow and deep diving are among the ultimate swimming activities.  Diving allows you to explore new, submerged worlds, reefs and experience sea creatures in their natural environment but is one of the most physically demanding activities you can do.


Strength, stamina and endurance are all needed to meet the physical demands of free swimming and sport diving but are extremely rewarding activities.

BIKING & COMPETITIVE CYCLING

Costs Associated with Biking 


Another additional cost to consider is if you plan on transporting your bicycle with your car.  When purchasing a bike, if you plan on traveling with your bike, you want to consider either a bike that allows you to collapse it or alternatively, depending on the type of vehicle you have, you can find mounts and brackets to transport your bike.

The Benefits of Biking


Biking is an activity that can take many forms. From riding your bike for leisure, as an alternative to driving to work, or for endurance and aerobics training to preparing for Triathlons and competitive cycling events, everyone has the potential to benefit from this low impact activity. 


One of the barriers to cycling however is the actual cost of a bicycle, which although you can find cheaper bikes at big box stores, finding the perfect bike for you and your comfort is one of the most important things you need to consider, especially if you plan on biking for leisure.

Setting Goals & Staying Determined


If you don’t plan on traveling with your bike, your home makes a great starting point to plan your routes. It’s important to remember that when you start out you don’t overdo it.  Really sore leg muscles after the first few trips with a bike can be a deterrent for some. While you must pay attention to what your body tells you, keeping to a routine helps you build muscle, stamina and endurance as you leave miles behind you.

Staying Active & Healthy


Staying active & eating well is essential to living a long live without common ailments associated from the continual consumption of foods with unnatural additives, ingredients and GMSs.


In our next few articles we'll be discussing ideas for new activities to explore, great tasting Paleo recipes, snack ideas & more at the PALEO RANCH BLOG.



Making the Right Food Choices. 


At PALEO RANCH, we make finding the right Paleo protein snack for you easy.  


At Paleo Ranch, we’re committed to sourcing the best ingredients we can from responsible farmers who care and meat from animals that are treated compassionately. 


We all live on the same planet. The things we eat and do affect things beyond what we can see and how we choose to eat and live has an unseen impact on where we live. 


Our Dedication to Sustainability 


In our sustainable ranching and farming articles we’ll be exploring ideas and topics on ideas and topics to promote sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. 


Our Goal is to promote sustainable ranching & farming practices for our friends and businesses to follow for generations to come.


We’re committed to providing the highest quality Paleo snacks & meal replacements that give you the essential nutrients you need.  


Find the right Paleo snacks that fit your lifestyle, diet, your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back for more!

Paleo Protein Bar Options

If you're interested in incorporating Paleo Bars into your diet, we recommend trying out different flavors and options to find the flavors that you love. MEGA BARS & Skinny Bars are variations of our Paleo Bars and have different formulas based on your health and dieting goals.


Skinny Bars

With a lower calorie count overall, Skinny Bars provide big relief to big cravings while giving you only the essentials you need.


Skinny Bars


MEGA BARS

MEGA BARS are snacks fit to be a meal and are a bigger and healthier option for those with larger appetites.



Mega Bars

Finding the Right DIET & PALEO SNACK FLAVORS 



PALEO RANCH has an assortment of Paleo & diet snacks & meal replacements with a flavor selection that fits every mood, and your taste buds. Order yours today and get the best, better for you Paleo snack options made with no additives, preservatives and only the best ingredients to put into your body.

Blueberry & Banana Skinny Bars


This Skinny Bar blends Bananas, Blueberries & the best ingredients into a morning protein bar you'll love!


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Jalapeño BBQ 

Paleo Protein Sticks 


In our Jalapeno BBQ Protein Sticks, Jalapeno & BBQ flavor blends to give you a snack with snap!


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Cranberry Paleo Chicken Protein Bites


Cage-Free & Hormone Free chicken combine with cranberry & apple to make the perfect protein snack!


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Sweet Barbeque 

Paleo Bacon Jerky


If you're looking for the perfect Paleo snack that satisfies with none of the guilt, you can stop your search!


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Sweet & Spicy 

Paleo Beef Jerky


Get the perfect blend of sweet & heat for after your workout with our Honey Sriracha Paleo Beef Jerky  


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Coconut Chocolate 

Almond MEGA BARS


keep a few Coconut Chocolate Almond MEGA BARS handy for when the hankerin' comes a-knockin!

 

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The rise of the use of additives, GMOs, complex ingredients and the processed foods consumed has coincided with the rise of numerous short-term & chronic illnesses.




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