Fitness / Health / Nutrition

LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Cardiovasuclar   |   Strength Flexibility training for hikes, treks or climbs While often ignored and skipped, flexibility training is a fundamental component of any physical fitness program.  Not only does it help to ease discomfort associated with muscles soreness it is of great importance to injury prevention.  Stretching is especially important when it comes to multi-day treks, giving your body the recovery needed to get back on the trail day after day. As you exercise the muscles...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Cardiovasuclar   |   Flexibility Strength training tips for hikes, treks or climbs While trekking is primarily a cardiovascular endeavour, proper development of strength in both the legs and the core abdominals is important for your endurance and for injury prevention.  The type of strength development important for your climb is very functional training designed to challenge the endurance of your muscles.  Much like the Cardiovascular Training article we will consider strength training...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Strength   |   Flexibility Cardiovascular training tips for hikes, treks or climbs Now that we have the basics understood, let’s look at the specific considerations for developing a Cardiovascular Training Program designed to prepare you for your climb.  Cardiovascular Training is designed to prepare your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) for the demands you are going to impose.  In the case of hiking and trekking, this involves training primarily the aerobic system (think...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Cardiovasuclar   |   Strength   |   Flexibility Basic training tips for hikes, treks or climbs There are a lot of preparations you need to make when getting ready for a big hike, trek or climb: finding a guide, determining your route, travel considerations, getting your gear, the list goes on.  But how are you preparing your body for the climb?  Some considerations if ignored can be resolved last minute without any negative impact to your experience, but if you don’t take the time and...
Resources, Tips, Tools, Info, Links and more for the Climb For Change Community Every year thousands of hikers, trekkers and climbers around the world climb mountains for a cause, or climb for charity. The Climb For Change Recource Centre is an organic, ever evolving go to place that you can access for info, tools, tips strategies and links for your charity climb, fundraising climb and climbs for causes. We welcome suggestions for topics - please contact us. Planning your Charity Challenge Thinking of starting a charity climb, trek or hike? This is a great place to...
Training, Health and Wellness Back to Resource Centre   Stay fit or learn how to get fit, get yourself mentally and physically prepared for your climb, learn about the importance of proper nutrition, hydration and health supplements to fully recover from your training, and to prepare yourself for your next training session.   5 Superfoods to Optimize Your Health Want some extra fuel? Including the following superfoods daily will pack your diet with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost your immune system, prevent and fight disease, and give you more energy...
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