7 Things You Need To Do Before Jet Setting Abroad On Holiday

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By Lauren Summers Going on holiday is a rewarding, exciting and unforgettable experience regardless of where you’re going – but it’s important that you’re sufficiently prepared before you go anywhere. Here are seven things you need to do before jet setting abroad on holiday. Exchange your cash One of the most important things to do before flying away on holiday is exchanging your cash. Doing it before you go is indisputably the best option, saving you money and helping you budget much more effectively. Be sure to shop around for the best possible deal – exchange rates fluctuate dramatically and …

8 Reasons Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health

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By Peter Fryer www.steroidsmag.com While there is no doubt that exercise and good food habits are the bed rocks for good health, we also should not underestimate the importance of relieving stress and being happy. In today’s world stress is a big killer and it causes damage silently without our knowing it. Hence you must find some ways to overcome this problem and travelling is often considered to be a great stress buster. Hence we will spend some time finding out the various ways and means by which we could help to keep our body healthy just by getting out …

The Effects of Dehydration on the Human Body

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By Sean Murphy We live in one of the hottest continents on the planet yet we love adventuring. Australians can’t help themselves but go trekking and camping during extreme heat and the toll it can take on the human body if we don’t hydrate ourselves appropriately can be devastating, sometimes leading to hospitalisation or even death. It’s a no brainer that when we exercise whether it’s in the gym out the outdoors, we need to keep our hydration levels up. We lose precious water when we sweat so that fluid needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Dehydration is …

Five Reasons That Make Hiking A Great Mind Therapy

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by Lee Flynn The idea of walking in nature for recreation started in the 18th century greatly thanks to the Romantic movement taking place at the time. During the 19th century, more and more people went on long walks, and when industrialization hit, people began escaping the polluted cities for hikes in the countryside. All across the world, hiking has become a popular outdoor activity. People are discovering and acknowledging how good the time spent walking in nature makes them feel, both physically and mentally. Besides strengthening the physique and leaving hikers with amazing memories, hiking gives tremendous relief to …

Before You Hit the Trails Outside, Be Aware of these Safety Tips

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by Lee Flynn Do you need a break from work? Better yet, a break from the stress of everyday life? Are you looking to get a little wilderness therapy? Hiking outdoors is the perfect stress reliever! However, before you get outside, make sure you follow some essential tips to have a safe and fun time in the Great Outdoors. What to Know First, never hit the trails alone. It is best to travel with a buddy at all times. However, if you only plan to be gone a short time, be sure to tell someone where you are going and …

How to Survive in the Wild for 72 Hours

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by Lee Flynn Survival Tips to Help You Get Out of a Wilderness Alive People often go for hiking in wild areas. Most of the hiking trails are places that are not familiar to hikers and thus, they could easily get lost. Losing the trail is not the problem. Real tragedy strikes when you do not know how to survive in the wild until you get help. What do you do when you are in the middle of nowhere and you do not have the basics needs like food, water, shelter, and clothing, as well as other essentials like flashlight …

Extreme Cold and the Human Body

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by Sean Murphy The human body is not designed for extreme cold which is why humanity has inhabited parts of the world with warmer climates what rarely go below zero. Despite some areas of the world being inhabited thanks to communities adapting to their climate, we generally avoid cold conditions. If you’ve experienced sub zero temperatures that go beyond minus zero, for example -20C degrees you would know how debilitating this could be and the effects on the human body. So cold you can feel your muscles seize up and even simple acts like talking or moving your arms feel …

4 Ways to Get Lost While Staying Safe

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By Lee Flynn Some vacations are planned down to the minute, and these can be action-packed and thrilling. However, there are times when you need to get away from it all, and this includes getting away from a schedule or a clock. Getting lost while far from home can sound ideal for those who need a complete escape for a few days or weeks, but you also want to stay safe while you are traveling. These tips can help you to accomplish your vacation goals so that you can enjoy a fabulous experience. Choose a Safe Destination A smart idea …

Change your routine for a better camping experience.

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Make a Few Slight Changes to your Camping Routine and have a Blast by Lee Flynn Camping is the ultimate adventure with nature. With the quiet of the country and the bright constellation of evening stars, stress falls away quickly and the whole world seems different. However, with each new trip comes a sameness to the routine. Try a few new challenges to keep the atmosphere giddy and full of surprises. Besides being fun, you can learn a lot about what nature has to offer. The wild has its own set of rules and changing your normal routine to coincide …

Five Things To Do When Preparing for a Natural Disaster

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By Lee Flynn Natural disasters occur infrequently enough that we tend to neglect preparation for them. However, when they occur, they create great tragedies for the majority who are not prepared. Being prepared requires education and time spent buying supplies carefully at the store. 1. Understand Your Local Area’s Natural Disaster Types Many areas, such as the Midwestern United States, are known for a certain type of natural disaster, such as tornadoes. Tornado preparation is different than preparing for a hurricane. A tornado is smaller, and more likely to cause heavy damage within its small path. A tornado’s wind speeds …

8 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for Your Health

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Our friends at Positive Health Wellness have written an incredible article about the connection between travel and well-being. It’s a no-brainer that travel broadens the mind, but the overall benefits of travel and how it enriches your life is something we all need to embrace. Full article here: 8 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for Your Health

Storm Season – Are you ready for it?

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by Sean Murphy We are blessed to have this climate and the opportunity it brings to those with adventurous hearts and the need to explore and discover. For some of us in certain parts of Australia, summer can be a bit more than just a soar in temperatures.   With all the good that summer brings to our lives, there’s a price you have to pay and mother nature makes sure you know about it, loudly and clearly. First up you have the constant heat that never seems to ease, the oppressive humidity, the influx of insects (most of which are good, but …