It is quite natural to wonder why someone who is living in a farm would need tips for staying fit, given that farming is a strenuous job and you do have instant access to fresh food all the time. However, the truth is that farming is not the same as it used to be and while that’s a good thing in terms of productivity, it also means that farmers and others who stay on a farm are not as physically active as they used to be a few decades ago. Besides, what if you are just visiting a farm for the summer? Should you give up on your fitness goals completely? Not necessarily because the following four tips will help you to stay fit on a farm, whether you are just visiting, or you are a farmer yourself.
Walk or Ride a Cycle
Walking may not be as necessary as it used to be back in the old days of farming when you had to go around on foot or ride around on a bike to different parts of the farm, but it can still be that way if you want it to. During the less busy times, set aside the quad bike and walk, jog, or cycle your way around the farm.
Go On Treks
Farmland is usually close to trekking and hiking trails, so make use of them by going on treks every so often to both remain fit and make the idea of exercising an enjoyable and adventurous one.
Put in Some Manual Labor
Technology has made the farm life a lot easier than it used to be, and that’s exactly why farming has now become a lot more profitable and a lot less manually demanding at the same time. However, if you want to milk your cows, do a bit of plowing and tilling, or fertilize a portion of the land manually every now and then, there’s no one stopping you! Sure, your farm won’t exactly be more productive with your efforts, but your body will definitely benefit from the manual labor.
If you really want to stay fit, you don’t necessarily have to go to a gym because freehand exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, crunches, free squats, burpees, etc., are just as good for staying fit, losing weight, and even building some muscle mass. All you need is an online source like Recover Your Health Today for figuring out a proper routine to follow for your exercising and dietary needs. Since you are already on a farm, fresh food should not be a problem and there’s always more than enough room to exercise.
If you have room (and you probably do), you can consider putting in a small home gym with a few important machines and some free weights. It’s a good investment and with so many online sources available today, finding some guidance on how to use your equipment is not even an issue anymore, irrespective of your farm’s location.