An adventurer at heart but a beginner? Ready to explore the world but have no idea where to start? There are many ways you can prepare for your next big adventure to make sure you are at your best both physically and mentally but also ready for the challenges that might come your way.
Here are some things to do and keep in mind before your journey:
Plan your adventure way ahead. Whether this means booking flights early to get the best deals or booking hotels to reduce stress when checking in, planning ahead can help you map out where you want to go.
This can also help you ensure that you have everything you need before you go and give you enough time to research the destination.
Pack according to where you are heading. If you are off skiing in the Alps, make sure to pack for the weather. Have enough spare clothes just in case as well as the essentials when it comes to taking care of your body in those temperatures.
Likewise, if you are heading somewhere hot to hike or rock climb, be prepared for the heat. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and vitamins to counter any illnesses you may catch due to changes in weather.
Exercise to prepare your mind and body
Exercise has many benefits. From increased metabolism and lean muscles to helping with weight loss and energy levels, signing up to your gym can be a good step in the long term but can also help you get ready for your next adventure.
You may not even have to go to the gym to increase movement in your day to day life. You can do this by changing up your routine to include more walking and just movement in general such as taking a walk to get lunch rather than staying in the office or taking the stairs rather than the elevator.
Increasing movement in your day to day life helps maintain testosterone levels which help regulate body fat, develop muscles and increase energy levels. Apart from regular exercise, one way of maintaining testosterone to their optimum levels is through testosterone replacement therapy which can help reduce the symptoms of low testosterone and keep you healthy.
Strength training might be particularly important in the days leading up to your adventure. A routine involving wall squats, lunges, planks and push-ups can go a long way to help strengthen your core and tone your muscles.
Take up yoga
Yoga can also help with balance, flexibility, strength, and focus. A good exercise to take up even if you are not off to your next adventure, yoga can help you in your day to day life by easing stress and helping to regain clarity in a fast-paced society.
Meditation and mental well-being
Meditation is another exercise to help with mental wellbeing. A strong mental focus is important for high adrenaline activities, and meditation can help with this by clearing your mind and getting in touch with your inner self.
Even if you only have a few moments to spare every day, you can take these few minutes to sit somewhere quiet and let thoughts drift in and out of your mind, acknowledge their existence and let them go.
These can not only help you prepare for your next adventure but can be beneficial actions to take to help deal with every day stresses. Whether it’s exercising frequently or taking up meditation, even the little things can help you maintain healthy physical and mental health in the long run.