Most athletes know that hydration is one of the most important parts of their game plan. Those people that are hydrated will perform much better than those people that are not; it is as simple as that. By staying hydrated at all times, your body will be able to perform at a much higher intensity levels and be able to deal with much harsher conditions in terms of weather.
Sweating is something that we all do. Our bodies sweat to cool us down. As we sweat we lose fluid and it is essential that this fluid is then replaced, in order to keep our bodies in great condition. If we don’t we lose concentration, strength, stamina and our bodies quickly become overheated.
How Much Water Do You Need?
Cyclists generally go long distances before resting. This is one of the best forms of Continue reading →
Just for the reason that eagles and hawks do not always fill the skies in your area does not mean you have to give up bird watching. There are still a lot of species who make urban areas their home and can be seen around every house if you care to look closely. Here I have few tips for anyone who lives in an urban surrounding and loves watching birds for fun.
I love bird watching. And sometimes I also take photographs of birds. However, I am not a professional at it who spends hours, or sometimes even days, in a hideout waiting for birds to show up. I do it as a hobby, whenever I have some free time. And since I moved to the city few years back, I have not had much time to go off the city for my hobby. So instead, I started bird watching in surroundings that are common in city areas, such as public parks and other urban spaces.
The first thing you should remember is that many wild birds travel all around the world as the seasons change. And chances are that at least few of them will “take a break” from their journey in search for food, while some might even settle down on places they found on the way, before they reach their target destination. So even though you are living in an urban area, you will be able to see some wild birds roaming the skies around your house. Continue reading →
Consider what you would do if you were in a remote location and a companion was seriously injured. You might be trekking, hiking, skiing, biking, kayaking, rafting, or just in a less-developed nation. All of you would help out your injured friend as best as you can; however you know that this individual needs medical attention. Do you have an emergency communication device? What is it? How would you utilize it?
There are lots of variables when contemplating which, if any, crisis communication device to carry. The increasing availability and decreasing price of mobile crisis communication devices is helpful, but can be confusing. This post concentrates on 4 of the most popular options available today: SPOT Satellite Messengers, Fast Find Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), satellite phones, and cell phones. Continue reading →
Hunters, campers and all outdoor enthusiasts know that to survive in the outdoors you have to have a cutting tool that can perform diligently in the field. A hunter’s knife is an extension of his personality and possessing a quality sidekick ensures you can not only perform all the tasks needed but also tackle the elements. Choosing a hunting knife doesn’t have to be difficult and really depends on several factors.
What will you be hunting?
First you have to decide if your going after big or small game. For instance if your going after larger animals such as elk or deer your not going to want a pocket knife. Chances are you will want a larger more traditional fixed blade knife with a solid handle and durable blade that can handle field dressing and skinning as well cutting firewood, kindling and setting up camp.
I like to go with a drop point blade in this instance with a sawback spine capable of cutting through flesh and bone as well as cutting trees, kindling and other camp related necessities.
If your going after smaller animals like rabbit or squirrel then you might wanna go with a fowl hooked folding knife with a clip point blade. It is lighter weight and does not interfere when on the move. Continue reading →
Britain has some of the most beautiful hills in the world – people travel from all over to attempt hills in the stunning Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, just to name a few.
But hillwalking can be dangerous if you don’t prepare enough or have due respect for the British weather.
Check the weather report
Always look at the weather report and bring the right supplies. Black ice is a particular worry, as it can slip up even the most experienced walkers and isn’t easy to notice. If there are treacherous conditions or avalanches predicted, don’t risk it.
Bring the right supplies
Tayside Police have warned hillwalkers that while you should always look at the weather forecast before setting off, British weather is very changeable and hillwalkers should be prepared for anything. They famously had to come to the rescue of a lost hillwalker who set off on Perth’s hills without a map or compass, so don’t make the same mistake.
Safe drinking water is important, but there are also other important pieces of advice on how to stay healthy in India. Though there are some safety concerns while traveling in India, if you follow the common sense guidelines we are about to provide, you should be fine. In fact, many of these tips are the same things you should do regardless of where you are traveling, especially when you are traveling internationally. In addition, your country’s government most likely has a website where it posts its own travel advisories, and the those should be checked for updates prior to your departure and heeded also.
Family comes first and we all worry about the health of our loved ones. As a parent, you want to make sure you kids are doing well in school, eating right, getting enough exercise and so forth; but sadly, a lot of parents seem to drop the ball when it comes to skin care; especially during the colder months of the year. Without proper education parents are putting their children at risk of getting skin cancer without even realizing it. This is why we thought that today we would talk to you a bit about some simple ways that you can practice safe sun with your family during all times of the year. If the sun is out; you are at risk of being burned and long periods of sun exposure can increase the risk of cancer as you age.
Always, Always, Always Bring Your Sunscreen
Even if the day is overcast and there is no sign of sunshine on the way, it is always a good idea to bring sunscreen with you. A lot of people do not realize this, but even when clouds are present there is still chance of burns. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the future of you and your entire family. Continue reading →
If you are bored of the usual beach-front holidays and are looking to get something a little different from your travels, why not try a charter yacht holiday? As the captain of your own ship you are free to go wherever you want, within your own specific time frame. Holidays will never be the same.
If as a child, you dreamt of being the captain of your own ship, you could make your childhood dream a reality on the holiday of a lifetime. Too often, families come back from a fortnight in the sun feeling as though they have seen nothing of the world except for the inside of a boring tourist resort. If you are sick of vacations where you are left stewing in the sun, it is high time you did something different with your time away.
Who should charter a yacht?
Yacht charter holidays are ideal for families, couples and even groups of friends who are looking for an adventure on the sea. It doesn’t matter if you have never captained a ship before, as people with all levels of experience can enjoy themselves on this sort of trip. Complete novices Continue reading →
Being prepared while traveling can help you to potentially avert disaster and ensure that you are protected in case of an emergency. Knowing what to pack to make sure that you are prepared doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve created a list of everything you need while traveling.
Here are the 10 things that you should always carry with you while traveling:
A Copy of Your Passport
It’s important to keep a copy of the passport while traveling in the case that yours is lost or damaged. A copy of the passport can allow you to get a replacement sooner — and the local embassy or traveler’s help center can help. Continue reading →
When you’re ready to explore the great outdoors, hit the hiking trail. You’ll see beautiful scenery and interesting animals as you trek. Whether you hike a familiar trail or make a new one, remember to pack essential gear so you stay safe and comfortable.
Before your hike, use a map to plan your hike’s route. Choose a trail based on its difficulty, proximity to nature sites you want to see or length of time you want to be outdoors. Laminate your map to protect it from water damage on the trail.
You might also want to leave your itinerary with a family member or friend. That way, they can give your mapped route with emergency personnel in case you don’t return on time. Continue reading →