February 24, 2016

Some health tips, exercises and dietary plan for trekker in Nepal

Before pursuing a trek in Nepal, especially around the Himalaya range at high altitude, there are certain health related concerns which should be addressed by every trekker. The primary objective is to receive a clean sheet from the physician as an approval for pursuing the trek. In such medical checkup there are many health related aspects which needs to be examined. People with heart, lung and blood pressure abnormalities should necessarily get a medical opinion from a professional before setting off. Trekker above the age 50 and overweight for their age group should ideally consider the advice of the physician as the health issues for such condition are more prominent. However, there are no age barriers or any health issue that cannot be controlled which can prove as a red flag for the trek and with exercise and suitable diet, the dream of pursuing the trek can easily be made a reality. Asthma is another precautionary health issue which needs to be properly addressed and not a reason to be afraid of. With frequent cardio exercise trekker with asthma can pursue trekking but should bring proper medicinal support and inhalers along during the trek. Trekkers with diabetes need not worry about the trek but should ensure to bring along medication and keep a close monitoring of the glucose levels because heavy physical exertion will transform the carbohydrate and insulin level and so it is vital to keep blood sugar level well controlled. Other issues like heart attacks, blood pressure and epilepsy also needs be consulted with the physician if you have a history with such condition.
Exercise is an important factor before starting off the trek because the body needs to be well adapted before starting the trek. It is wise to start warming up for the trek, beforehand in order to build your strength and the level of fitness. Doing so will minimize the chance of fatigue and run out the chance of injury and soreness during the trek. In case of physical discomfort and soreness before the trek, seek the help of physiotherapist and always commence the trek when you are both physically and mentally prepared for it.

The dietary plan during the trek should involve a lot of carbohydrate, some reasonable amount of protein and fats because carbohydrates provide fast energy which required during the trek. Always pack calorie dense food which occupy less space and fewer pounds as it is easier to carry along.

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