GETTING ACTIVE & STAYING ACTIVE Part Two
For the past 2 years, health and activity have 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 others 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 the appropriate clothing, equipment, and charged phone in case of emergencies.
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 run 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 runner's 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.
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 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, 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 you don’t overdo it. 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 life without common ailments associated with 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.
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!
Paleo Protein Sticks
In our Jalapeno BBQ Protein Sticks, Jalapeno & BBQ flavor blends to give you a snack with a snap!
Cranberry Paleo Chicken Protein Bites
Cage-Free & Hormone Free chicken combine with cranberry & apple to make the perfect protein snack!
Paleo Bacon Jerky
If you're looking for the perfect Paleo snack that satisfies with none of the guilt, you can stop your search!
Sweet & Spicy
Paleo Beef Jerky
Get the perfect blend of sweet & heat for after your workout with our Honey Sriracha Paleo Beef Jerky
Almond MEGA BARS
keep a few Coconut Chocolate Almond MEGA BARS handy for when the hankerin' comes a-knockin'!
The rise of the use of additives, GMOs, complex ingredients, and processed foods consumed has coincided with the rise of numerous short-term & chronic illnesses.