‘conservation fitness’

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 29-The Summer Job

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 29-The Summer Job

Working on my books has been a great experience. I set my own hours, which is great in theory, but in practice I need improvement. I’ve gotten lazier and lazier about waking up, getting started, and staying motivated. My writing has gotten a little better, and I’ve really developed ZooFit,…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 23- ZooFit’s Guide to Mental Health

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 23- ZooFit’s Guide to Mental Health

I tote a lot of advice and promotion to physical health and well-being, but rarely touch on the topic of mental health. Perhaps because I think of myself as a little mentally unstable, I don’t think I’m qualified to share on the subject. But fear not, while I remain mostly…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

There are few exciting holidays for zookeepers. Christmas and Thanksgiving are often spent with our fur/feather/scaled families because, guess what? Animals have to eat. Daily. It’s weird, I know. But such is life of a zookeeper. Know what holidays zookeepers DO get excited over? April 22. Earth Day. It’s not…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 21- Life Safari

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 21- Life Safari

One of my current favorite books right now is Nerd Fitness founder, Steve Kamb’s book Level Up Your Life. I really admire this book on a whole new level after experiencing the difficulties to get published in this industry. But beyond Steve being a literary hero, he’s a life hero to…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 20- Watoto’s Rumble

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 20- Watoto’s Rumble

I’ve often wondered how it would feel for someone to love me so much, they peed whenever they saw me. This was how Bamboo, a fifty-year old Asian elephant, greeted her best friend, retired zookeeper Chuck, whenever he visited. She would squeal with excitement, and when she couldn’t contain herself…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 11- Healthy Hygiene Habits

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 11- Healthy Hygiene Habits

I’m definitely no beauty queen, but I recognize that taking care of myself doesn’t only apply to my diet and exercise program. Daily hygiene is definitely a part of ZooFit, as they are habits we can take to the next level while still promoting a healthy environment. Some of these…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 10- Hug Your Farmer

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 10- Hug Your Farmer

Have you hugged your farmer today? I almost missed my chance to do so. Every year, Chris and I sign up for a CSA- community supported agriculture. Last year, though, we received some bad news. Our normal farm-share, Ebb Tide, was closing up shop. We needed to find another farm….