23 July 2017
Times are hectic. We justify less sleep in the name of work, getting a good grade, or stress keeps our mind over-active when it should be in dreamland. For others, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are preventing them and their partners from getting a good night sleep.
Sleeping is just as important as proper nutrition and exercise. While the actual amount varies from person to person, the average adult needs 6 to 8 hours of sleep; children and teens need more and the elderly less.
Why do we need sleep?
12 July 2017
Camping or hiking – or both – require the obvious, that is, something to store your essentials in! While it might save you money using the old college backpack you used to haul your books around in, you might end up spending your entire outdoors trip in discomfort. It’s best to invest in a good pack – your body will thank you later.
There are different types of backpacks depending on the activity – be it for day hiking, car or backcountry camping, or lengthy travel across your favorite destination country. However, don’t try using your 60 L backcountry pack that you would normally use for a week-long trip as a good substitute for a day hike. Remember that the larger an object is, the more likely you will fill it full of “stuff” that you don’t really need. That adds more weight to your trip.
30 June 2017
Summer is here at last! What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than heading out into the great outdoors. Whether you are looking at “car camping” at one of Canada’s many Provincial and Federal parks, or braving the elements and seeing rare sights through backcountry camping, the science of ergonomics can be applied to help you experience camping in comfort and reduce risk of injury.