Tuvizo — June 2014

WANT TO START RUNNING? START SLOWLY

Jun 30 2014 0 Comments June 2014

  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 gives you added motivation as you won’t want to let your friend down. Walking is a wonderful way to reduce stress, tone up, lose weight and generally feel better about yourself because you are being proactive.  If you are over 40 and haven’t exercised...

12 HIKING SAFETY TIPS

Jun 30 2014 0 Comments June 2014

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, who knows, you may be unconscious and unable to call anyone. 2.      Plan your route carefully and give that information to someone who will be able to inform the proper authorities should you not return when expected.  A lot of trails have hiking registers and,...

Staying Hydrated While Exercising

Jun 30 2014 0 Comments June 2014

  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 or a water filter bottle, but you have to remember to actually drink from them! It is important to remember that if you have consumed tea, coffee, alcohol or carbonated drinks within the previous 12 hours, you may be beginning with a water deficit. ...

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