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“Sunshine, sunshine, you are the kindest friend of all the friends of mine!” I used to sing this quite a lot when I was a little girl, especially during the short but oh so sweet summer camping adventures my parents took me on. I have these unforgettable trips to thank for learning to truly love and respect Mother Nature and all of her children. They helped me become the person I am today, which is why I haven’t stopped visiting the great outdoors. Do you know what this means? Well, that I know a thing or two about camping.

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It doesn’t matter whether you’ve decided to master the art of freediving because it’s a water sport that offers many health benefits (studies have shown that freediving reduces stress, keeps the diver’s lungs strong and healthy, and tones the muscles) or simply because it’s an exciting and unique experience, you need quality freediving gear to be able to fully enjoy this wonderful physical activity. The five most important items of freediving equipment are the freediving mask, the freediving snorkel, the freediving wet suit, the freediving fins, and the freediving watch. Read on to find out what the purpose of each of these items is and what you need to pay attention to when shopping for freediving equipment.

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The Mask

A low-volume freediving mask is a must-have item of freediving gear. These masks are nothing like the traditional scuba diving and snorkeling masks, as they are designed and made exclusively for freediving. When underwater, a low-volume mask will leave more air in your lungs for your body to use, enabling you to dive deeper and stay underwater longer. When looking for a low-volume mask, make sure to buy one that fits you perfectly, for comfort plays a significant role in this sport.

The Snorkel

Most experienced freedivers choose simple J-shaped snorkels. These snorkels are much smaller and lighter than scuba diving ones which is precisely what makes them ideal for freediving. When shopping for a snorkel, keep in mind that owning and using one that won’t get in your way while exploring the depths is absolutely necessary.

The Exposure Suit

There are many wet suits on the market that are specifically made to meet the needs and preferences of freedivers. Freedivers need a wet suit that’s comfortable, flexible, and thick enough to keep them warm during their underwater adventure. Some experts say that a true freediving exposure suit is one that’s open cell neoprene and with no zippers.

The Fins

In order to maximize your movement during your freediving session, you’ll need a pair of special freediving fins. Freediving fins are much longer than the traditional scuba diving fins, designed to deliver power efficiently and gently. Aside from freediving fins, you might want to consider purchasing a pair of neoprene fin socks to protect your feet from the cold.

The Watch

You don’t have to be a competitive freediver to use a freediving watch. A nice freediving watch gives you the chance to set surface interval alarms and dive depth alarms, as well as keep track of the number of times you’ve dived.

Camping is the perfect way to disconnect yourself for a bit from the rat race of the city, reconnect with nature and recharge your mental batteries. It can greatly improve one’s mood and provide the much needed energy to tackle the challenges that arise on a daily basis. I consider myself to be an introvert, and my going on camping trips alone kind of proves that point. Also, I always feel reluctant to go back – if I could, I would stay forever. Well, I guess it doesn’t matter if you love being around people or not, everybody needs some time alone, eventually.

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Going camping with the whole family is also a great way to bring everybody closer and make a few precious memories. A simpler, but far less convenient way to spend several nights in nature is to camp in using a tent, however, choosing to invest in a caravan is the smarter choice. You simply hook it up to your car and you’re ready to go on your trip. However, as an experienced camper, I would feel as if I’m being unfair to you if I don’t go over a few useful mistake preventing tips, that of course, arise from the beginner’s mistakes I’ve made on my first few camping trips.

The ‘perfect body’ ideal has become a goal to a rather large part of human population these past few years. Especially women, who take the idea very seriously while totally forgetting the fact that there are types of body-constructions as there are human beings on this planet. Ergo, ‘perfect’ is a very relative term.

Back in the 90’s, supermodels and actresses, with Claudia Schiffer, Elle MacPherson and Cindy Crawford being the leading faces in their respective industries, made the largest part of the fitness-addict pie. Or maybe they had to undergo a fitness regimen to maintain those envious figures. Their practices were rather simple and came down to using few tools and equipment to actually sweat the few extra kilograms. Among the most commonly practised activity was roller blading, which was kind of neglected for a short period, but slowly regained its popularity.

Roller blading is a great sport – it’s an outdoor activity, which means you won’t be suffocated by all the smells and the heavy air of a gym. It’s quite fun as you get to go wherever you want, plus, it’s easy – all you need to do comes down to few very simple steps.

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First, get your roller blades and equipment

Maybe you did have a pair of roller blades as a kid. Children of the 90’s grew in the period when the last days of fame of these cult boots on wheels were in motion. However, even if you do own a pair, it’s very likely that they don’t fit you anymore. Luckily, you can take a look at the offers of an online skate shop Australia to choose your model. Make sure you choose a good online skate shop Australia based, as you want to be able to check the credentials of your chosen retailer. After all, you’re shopping with your credit card so the least you want is a level of credibility.

Make it a habit

You need about 21 days to turn something into a habit. So make a schedule; how many days and at what hours exactly could you be able to put on your roller blades and leave your home? Moreover, find a partner to break the monotony and to make you keep the promise; exercising is always better, more fun and way more effective when done in pair.

Focus on the physical gains

Find someone, a celebrity maybe like Alessandra Ambrosio – Victoria’s Secret Angel (because, really, what better motivation than her), who practices roller blading to sculpt and tone muscles and get a photo of her on a wall you pass by every day. That way you’d constantly be reminded of what you want to achieve and be motivated to put on your roller blades, helmet and protective gear and hit the roller blading tracks big time!

With spring being in full bloom, the pavements and the streets become more crowded and come to life. It is the perfect time to get the micro scooter out of the garage, or look for one at micro scooters Australia based stores, and teach your kids how to have fun with it. Actually, there is not much to teach them about micro scooters, besides maybe the way to use the brakes and of course, the safety rules. Follow my short and comprehensive tips.

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The Safety Rules

  • Make sure to always wear a helmet when scooting for the sake of protection, especially if scooting near roads.
  • Never, ever even think about scooting on the road. Not even for a second. There are too many big cars and trucks and it is too dangerous.
  • No matter what, always stop at kerbs. Bend your knees and press firmly on the brake to stop your scooter.
  • When crossing the road, stop, look and listen. Make sure it is safe to cross on the other side.
  • When scooting on darker evenings, it is a must that you have all the needed requisites to be seen and heard. Add a bell and light to your micro scooter and do not leave the house without wearing reflective clothing.

Now that we have covered some of the basic safety rules, it is only logical to mention the must have features of good micro scooters Australia retailers offer. It should have durable rubber grips, an adjustable handlebar, a double rear wheel, lean to steer mechanism, it should be long about 33cm and tall from 68 to 92cm. Plus, it should come in a variety of colour options so that your kids can choose their favourite ones.

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The Benefits

  • Riding a micro scooter will help your kids improve their balance and coordination skills. This is something they will have to learn on their own because there is nothing left to be done once they’re up on it scooting.
  • Riding a micro scooter will promote a feeling of independence in your kids. Once on it, they will be able to ride around and explore the neighbourhood. Of course, only if you allow them to do so.
  • It is a great means for recreation – something that kids really need for their proper physical development.

However, micro scooters are not beneficial for kids only. You can freely jump on one and just free your mind of all the negative vibes. Put on a casual outfit, earphones on – world off. And also, do you remember the scene from Sex and the City of Carrie having fun with her date’s micro scooter right in the middle of Times Square? She looked so thrilled – all smiley and giggling, unbelievably happy to have her hands on a such fun ride. The point here? Micro scooters Australia (and as a matter of fact worldwide) adventurers know the thrill and are not afraid to enjoy the perks that come with owning a piece of this timeless means of transportation. Just go for a ride, I bet you’ll love it!

Now that spring days have arrived and warmth abounds, it’s that time of year when we start thinking of summer and make vacationing plans. However, this is where problems with self-esteem occur because summertime means showing off how unfit one’s body is. So, before you give up on vacationing altogether and consider hiding inside instead of going to the beach, having fun sunbathing and swimming, spring is the time to start working on your summer body. This is also your opportunity to make way for healthy habits in your life and give up on those that harm both your well-being and your looks. protein powder weight loss

First of all, be mindful of what and how you eat. This is a no-brainer and probably one you’ve heard of time and time again. Sometimes people create side-effects by eating only once a day and maintain a “no food” diet but instead of losing the kilos, they gain more. The reason for this is, when the body doesn’t get enough nutrition, it stores it for further use. Needless to say, you also have to get all the necessary nutrients as part of your diet to be able to have all the energy. Along with getting them through food, you could consider getting them through supplements as well. However, that shouldn’t be at the expense of food, mind you, only as addition to it. The trend for them is never fading, and with plenty of options to choose from, it might be a bit confusing to find the exact one you need. A little learning goes a long way, so do your homework and read a bit about the products. When you’re trying to fight off extra kilos, you can’t go wrong by opting to make protein powder weight loss supplements part of your diet.

Yoga is an all-sensory experience that seems to be taking over the world more and more each day and the reasons for that are many. As you step on your yoga mat, you enter a world of balance, and your mind goes into the state of Zen and you are given a chance to leave behind the worries of your yesterdays. What’s more, with yoga, you are able to unlock all of your chakras, thus achieving a perfect body-mind connection, express your true nature and let your individuality shine. Now, although I am not some monk on the mountain of Tibet, I do know a few things on how yoga can improve your health and balance your mind. You can greatly improve your strength, raise the level of awareness you have for yourself and for others, and bring harmony into your life.

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Back in the days of our careless childhood, fishing was very easy: you just grab a stick, attach a line on its end with a hook and a worm as bait, and throw it in the water. Then, you just sit and wait. Ah, the beauty of childhood simplicity. However, adult reality is far from that idyllic effortless picture, and fishing is a rather hard sport. Actually, it’s not the type of activity that requires enormous physical force, it’s much more on a mental level. You need to know what you’re doing, pay a lot of attention and be actively patient. Yes, it takes a lot of work to learn how to fish successfully, because in the end, you want to catch a fish, not just spend your time sitting pointlessly, right?

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While back in the days it wasn’t easy to learn anything because of the hard and rather expensive access to any kind of knowledge, today it’s really a shame to say that you don’t have the means to learn something. The Internet holds a vast treasury of knowledge in the form of online books, articles fishing funny video and guides – you name it. Here are a few ways you can learn the basics in fishing and how to get the tools you’ll need for this activity.

How many times have you planned a trip to the nearest mountain without having much time to properly prepare for the stay? Many times, right? How many times have you regretted allowing that to happen? I assume not many. Everyone wants to be spontaneous and adventurous every once in a while, not fearing nor caring much about the consequences of their playful actions. While I completely agree that over-thinking and stressing out about every single detail never did anyone any good, I cannot say that utter recklessness is something that should be romanticized. Especially not when it can put your health and life in danger.

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Whether you seek enlightenment, or you want to improve your overall mental and physical health, or just want a fun and relaxing hobby to fill your time, practicing yoga is just the thing you need. You don’t have to be a monk or a hippie to practice yoga. In recent years yoga has become a part of mainstream culture and it continues to increase in popularity which is no wonder if you consider all the health benefits that come with it.

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