Few people can afford to be full-time adventurers, but not many people can afford not to be fit. The higher your level of fitness, the more you’ll be able to enjoy your trip, especially if it’s an expedition that involves trekking, climbing and other physical exertions.
Even while we are not on an expedition, it is important to maintain our level of fitness so we won’t have too much training to do before a trip. It doesn’t help if you need to lose 20kg “urgently” after months of indulgence. This section of Knapsack Treks will include some simple tips on keeping fit. Of course, the emphasis will not be on ultra marathons and weight-lifting. I’m more into fitness for seniors and simple exercises you can do without any complex or expensive equipment. I normally just need a playground to get an adequate workout.
It’s important to understand that training is not just pain and suffering even though it can involve quite a bit of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). You don’t have to be a masochist to enjoy that. Training can be fun and fitness is an asset, especially in advanced age. Do check us out.