While 80/20 Life is arguably primarily a travel business, the reason why it has that focus is because traveling around and seeing the world is very easily one of the hardest things you can do in your life. It requires a lot of planning, a lot of research, and a lot of bravery to finally pull the trigger, spend the money, and start traveling. But, while travel is a common main dream for many people, travel isn’t just travel. The things you do in your regular life will greatly affect how you’re going to travel. A huge part of this if your health and fitness. So, I’d like to introduce the “How to Exercise” category.
At many major tourist sites around the world, tourist comfort was not a design consideration. Think ancient temples, caves, scuba diving, etc. One of the most popular travel destinations, Macchu Picchu, and it’s neighbor, Huana PIcchu, were some of the most difficult hikes I’ve ever done. Period. The elevation and sheer steepness of it all was no joke. For Huana Picchu, imagine steps going upwards to infinity. I was in peak condition there and I was hurting real bad when I finally got to the top.
So think about this. If you’re going to invest the time and effort to go and travel around the world, why not be in the best shape possible? The more you exercise and the more fit you are, the more you’ll be able to do and enjoy in your travels. Additionally, the more you’ll be able to experience per day without feeling tired and rundown. Best of all, you’ll look good too.
Thus, how to exercise, in my opinion, is actually a huge, key travel concern. But, let’s be honest, it’s also a huge life concern. In my first post in this category, I’m going to explain what my background is in this area and why you should even listen to me about exercise at all. The short of it is: I’m not a pro trainer or coach, but I know what I’m doing. But, I’m going 80/20 the area of exercise so that you can get the most out of life and out of your travels. But, with minimum effort. That’s the 80/20 goal, i.e., most reward for least effort.
As with my How to Travel category, ask away. Any requests will be things I write about sooner! Stayed tuned for the next post and find out all about my crazy endurance background.