This is the second installment of my 2013 Wednesday Women and Women in the Outdoors.
Today’s step, taking everything just slow and easy is a question of health. Your health outdoors.
You want to be an outdoors woman? Maybe you only want to feel more capable, when you go hiking or before you start camping with your children.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
I think Dr. Seuss said it best.
To begin, let us keep everything simple.
Women in the Outdoors ~ YouR Health Outdoors
First! Are you healthy enough? (I mean this seriously!)
I don’t intend for that to sound like “you should loose 10-20-50-100 pounds first” b.s., no.I mean to be very clear about this. About writing this, I don’t want you to put yourself in danger, at any time.
Women in the Outdoors ~ Your Health Outdoors
Think about this, as well. Do you need medications throughout the day? To function properly day or night? (Don’t worry!) If so, you simply need to make sure to have them with you, on your body at all times when venturing out. Not in your car or truck, not in your saddlebags, not even the tent that you have spent the day walking or riding away from.
Keeping your medications in a water tight container, in your backpack is fine, as long as you intend to wear it.
Your health, is very important. Being outdoors, for most people, improves your health all by itself. You’ll get healthier, happier and stronger, the more time you spend outdoors.
By no means, am I advising you on your health. No. Always, always, always check with your doctor with any concern or question you may have regarding your health.
Start small, start simple and always safe.