Nowadays, people’s lives mainly evolve around routines. They get out of bed and go to work. Then return to their homes, have dinner, and maybe surf the web, read, or watch t.v. before they hit the sack. The following day, it’s the same thing all over again.
Are you one of those people? Are you guilty as charged of living a life engrossed by such dull and monotonous activities? If it’s a big yes you’ve got there, then you may want to consider a new sport to spice up your life.
I say go and climb Mt. Apo.
What is mountain climbing?
Mountain climbing, first of all, is a sport which involves climbing to reach the highest point of big mountains. It is one of the greatest and the toughest outdoor sports.
The core of mountain climbing is the perseverance, the stamina and the courage that a mountaineer has to put into this sport. This is for him or her to succeed against all dangerous elements that he may encounter while climbing the mountain.
The perks of mountain climbing
When you do this sport regularly, you will achieve optimal health. In a published article, it says that mountain climbing can improve stamina, endurance, and muscle strength. It also boosts flexibility and agility. Additionally, since it is a stress-buster, it is good for the over-all well-being of an individual.
Further, according to Nutristrategy, if you want to lose weight, mountain climbing will help you burn a whopping amount of 472 to 745 calories per hour!
Imagine all the benefits you can get from this incredible sport. Not only would you enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth, but you get to achieve that toned and ripped body you’ve always dreamed of.
Insights you will learn from mountain climbing
Mountain climbing will teach you to dream big. Once you have reached the summit of the mountain, you can say to yourself “If I have climbed this mountain, I can do everything that I want.”
Next, it will instill in you the value of optimism that whatever difficulties you will come across your path, you know within yourself that you will surpass them all.
Third, it will inculcate in you the significance of hard work. As Rick Warren puts it, “Nothing worthwile ever comes easy.” So before you can reach the peak of the mountain, you have to undergo a lot of preparations such as exercising regularly.
Why climb Mt. Apo?
I urge you to climb Mt. Apo for a different kind of experience. First, It is in Mindanao. If you haven’t been to Mindanao, you may want to try climbing Mt. Apo so that you will meet the Mindanaoans and learn about their culture, history, and norms.
Second, you have to see how majestic Mt. Apo is and the whole of Mindanao.
Third, Mt. Apo has the highest altitude in the Philippines. What more could be better than that? Once you have dominated Mt. Apo, you have earned the bragging rights of having climbed the Philippine’s highest peak.
Once in a while, go out of your comfort zone. Motivate and challenge yourself to do something you’ve never done before. Push yourself to the edge because “Life is not meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived.”
Get up. Climb Mt. Apo. Discover Mt. Apo.
To know more about climbing Mt. Apo, you may want to check out our previous post.