The secret to health and fitness isn’t as elusive as some think. It comes down to our nature and being in nature. We were made to spend the greater part of every day hunting and gathering, moving briskly, breathing fresh air, and getting some vitamin D. We were meant to gaze in wonder at the Milky Way and the star-filled sky, and to appreciate the play of the seasons on the landscape. That’s what good for us. If we just get back to nature, and our natural, physical selves, the many maladies of our so called civilized lives (stress, obesity, and their life threatening manifestations, the mild neurosis, anxieties, and depression) will begin to dissipate.
And when we travel, we open our hearts and minds to new cultures, perspectives and possibilities. Just a change of scenery can lead to a welcome change of heart.
Whether it’s your workout or your daily routine, changing it up will yield rewards. Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox. I’m not saying you have to quit your job and hike the Pacific Crest Trail or travel the world. (Though I’d recommend both if you can make them happen.) I’m just saying, if you can, get outside of your comfort zone and play. Take steps with me today towards a healthier mind, body and spirit. Actively explore the world around you.
One thing I do know is that I’m happiest when I’m sharing my passion for nature, fitness, adventure travel, and living vigorously. Join me for active escapades, wilderness adventures and cultural explorations near and far. Tune in for inspiration, active travel tips, top picks of wellness resorts, nature and wildlife pics and videos, the occasional cat video and more.
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(Top picture on this post is from my deja vu Mt. Whitney hike.)