Hey, riders! Do you consider yourself fit and healthy?
Yes? Okay, so are you exercising regularly? Are you eating well? Are you getting enough sleep?
Here are some ways to be fit and healthy:
- Exercise regularly. And by regularly, it doesn’t mean just warming up for a horse ride. You also need to perform cardio exercises such as walking, running, or stair climbing for at least 30 minutes; and muscle exercises such as weightlifting, dumbbell lifting, squat, or pushups for at least 20 minutes. You can also do chores around the house to strengthen your arm and leg muscles, as well as the overall condition of your body for horse riding.
- Eat well. A horse rider is just like any other person in the world: he/she needs energy to get through the day. And what better way to get energy than to eat well? Stock up on more whole grains, proteins, and dairy to ensure that your heart condition, your muscles, and your bones are always in tip-top shape. You can even put together certain ingredients in a blender (like those seen online JuicerKings) to make a refreshing smoothie after an exhausting horse ride.
- Get enough sleep. Most, if not all, of us know that sleeping is the best way to recharge our physical bodies and its primary functions. Not getting enough sleep will not just stop our physical bodies from having the right amount of charging it needs, but also make our mental and emotional states a bit messy than usual. So, get enough sleep just like any other person in the world. Get enough sleep to recharge your body for another day of horse riding.
You see, being fit and healthy is not just limited to immersing yourself in sports or hobbies like horse riding. Just like any other person in the world, even athletes competing in the Olympics, your body needs to be conditioned enough for you to go throughout the day without any difficulties in your physical, mental, or even emotional aspects.
Aside from that, being fit and healthy is easy as 1, 2, and 3. All you need to do is start with the basics: exercising regularly, eating well, and getting enough sleep. You can even add more basic tasks later on such as drinking plenty of water, doing chores, or running errands – just to make sure that you are truly doing your best to become fit and healthy.