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28 CYCLING SAFETY TIPS

BE SEEN 1.      Rule number one is that you must be seen by other road users.  Wearing reflective gear is essential: even in daylight conditions visibility may not be 100 per cent, so wearing a reflective cycling vest is an excellent way to ensure you are seen by other people on the road. 2.      Stick […]

REFLECTIVE CLOTHING FOR RUNNERS

It is vital, for your safety, that you are highly visible when road running.  There is whole multimillion dollar industry out there ready to take care of all your safety requirements.  One of the joys of reflective gear is that you don’t have to worry about battery life. When you have bought the items which […]

HOW TO GET FROM WALKING TO RUNNING IN 4 WEEKS

You have become comfortable with brisk walking 4 or 5 times a week and now want to take it up a notch.  As much as you would like to start running straight away, it is wise to introduce it slowly, thus avoiding injury and disappointment.  During the following 4 weeks you will enjoy a combination […]

WANT TO START RUNNING? START SLOWLY

You have now decided that you can’t put it off any longer, you must get healthier and fitter.  Your friends fly up the stairs at your office but you have to rest half way and, need oxygen when you get to your floor!  If you can persuade a friend to get fit with you, that […]

12 HIKING SAFETY TIPS

Whether you are hiking in the Andes, the Alps, the Himalaya or the Drakensberg, the rules for hiking safely are universal. 1.       NEVER go hiking on your own.  Apart from being a possible mugging victim, should you injure yourself, there is no one to call for help.  You can’t rely on cell phone signal and, […]

Staying Hydrated While Exercising

You’ve bought the expensive running or cycling shoes, the reflective running gear or reflective cycling vest and that highly expensive bike and you are ready to start your road to health.  What many people forget when beginning an exercise programme is the importance of remaining hydrated.  Yes, you may have purchased that fancy hydration system […]

BIKING SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS

You can talk to your children for hours about keeping safe on the road, whether walking or cycling, but the only way they will learn is in a real traffic environment.  Start teaching them about the dangers of traffic as soon as they are able to walk.  Take your toddler for short walks, insist he […]

BIKE AND BOAT FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Ever thought of combining your passion for cycling,  your love of the water and your need to travel, all in one holiday?  It is the ideal holiday for a family who love to be physically active while seeing a little bit more of the world.  It is a holiday which has something to keep everyone […]

ACTIVITY TRACKERS – A GREAT EXERCISE MOTIVATOR

We have come a long way from the first pedometer designed by Leonardo da Vinci.  What used to be a pager-size device which you attached to your reflective belt or waistband has now become a small discreet device which you forget you are wearing.  Some are so small, you can attach them to your shoe […]

START WALKING AND FEEL GREAT

A lot of us want to be healthier but find the gym intimidating and are not ready to start running marathons or taking part in cycle races.  Walking is a wonderful way to improve your health and has the added benefits of little or no start up costs and getting outdoors and perhaps walking with […]