Women in the Outdoors ~ Your Health Outdoors!

Women in the OutdoorsThis 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

Women in the OutdoorsFirst! 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

Women in the OutdoorsThink 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.

Women in the Outdoors

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10 Responses to Women in the Outdoors ~ Your Health Outdoors!

    • Absolutely, Justin!
      Outdoors and indoors, always. But the benefits to being outdoors is infinite. In every possible way, life gets better, outdoors. It is where we were meant to be. This just isn’t even feasible in so many lives today, I know. But it is true, we were meant to breathe the air, absorb the sunlight, gain insight and inspiration from the wonders and beauty, peace from the simple and strength from the life. If I can help share that, then I will have done something really good.
      Thanks for being here, Justin.
      ~Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chick

    • Hi John!!
      Thanks for that! I am working (as we speak) on creating a classy spot for links for folks like yourself, who may be exactly what someone is looking for, in addition or (sadly-boo)even more than us, particularly.

      “I want Alaska Chick’s Blog to represent who and what we are.” ~ I say this a lot. But really? THIS is EXACTLY who and what Master Guide Terry Overly is and represents. He HELPS. People call us all the time, to DIY in our area… we hate this, of course… but the real point is to keep people safe. Not to force them to have a guide. To keep people safe as they pursue their dreams…
      It was one of the biggest deciding factors, decades ago to become a Guide Training program. To keep people safe.

      We want to be part of as many lives as we can. To share our lives and world and all of it’s beauty. To learn from the people we meet. There is nothing that compares to the joy in someone’s eyes, when they see, what we can show them.

      But if their dream is not our world? It is still a huge feeling to know you’ve at least pointed them in the right direction.

      Thank you, John. We wont let you down!
      ~Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chck

  1. But, what exactly do you suggest? Someone who has been working out awhile? Someone who can climb 100 stairs and not die at the end?

    I think it would be helpful to better understand what you’re inferring…I’d imagine fitness level and cardio health are critical. ?

  2. Jayme,
    All good points!
    Ok. I guess that I lost my groove… What? Did you just get here? Yes! I am sorry… gonna fix this post, but until then, here ya go!

    Yes, I would say a person would need at least a base level of fitness to be safe.

    As horse-outfitters and guides, we have many guests with very little to absolutely no experience with horses arrive to have their own Horseback Riding Adventure. This is not a problem… it is part of what we do! We even have quite a few guests and clients arrive at Pioneer Outfitters that need help mounting and dismounting, and again, that is not a problem, it is part of the service!

    However. To completely enjoy an Adventure like our own, most guests ask ahead of time what they can do to improve their fitness to fully enjoy their trip. I have a couple different posts that I have discussed fitness at length on.
    http://pioneeroutfitters.com/your-physical-fitness-horseback-adventure/
    and
    http://pioneeroutfitters.com/your-fitness-adventure/
    …Thank you again, Jayme for your help this morning!!
    ~Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chick

  3. Its funny that you are quoting that book Amber , I bought that same book for kaleb when he graduated from high school LOL Love it !!!

  4. Good points all and Yes, there are a lot more in your earlier blogs. It will be nice though to have one “section” to go and look though all in the same place and title. Great idea..for guys too!

    As Always ~*~

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