How to Stay Strong and Healthy on a Multi-Week Backpacking Trip

Wondering how to stay strong and healthy on a multi-week backcountry trip?

It’s one of the most common questions I’ve been receiving recently from clients and readers and it’s a topic I spend a lot of time thinking about for my own adventures.

Taking care of your body on trail can help you avoid injury, illness, and the general depletion that many hikers experience towards the end of a long hike. While some degree of depletion is inevitable on a long trip, there are definitely strategies to slow the rate so that you can finish your hike successfully (and not be laid out for months afterward)

To that end, I just recorded a video with 5 strategies to stay healthy once you’re actually out on trail. You can find it here in the Holistic Hiker FB group or here if you’re not on FB. 

In the video, I discuss:

*the importance of preparation before heading out for your adventure 

*the role of your diet in staying healthy on trail and some resources for how to get started

*tips for taking care of your muscles, fascia, and joints on trail

*how to get adequate rest on trail

*how your pack weight influences your endurance on trail (this goes beyond just having lightweight gear)

Go give it a watch and let me know what you think!



For a deep dive into performance nutrition and meal planning for backpackers, check out our online course on the topic.

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