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. ...


Jun 30 2014 0 Comments June 2014

  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 holds you hand and talk to him about the cars, buses, trucks and bikes.  Show him where it is safe to cross the road.  Teach him about pedestrian crossings and how to use them.  As he gets older, you can explain the meaning of...

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