Safety Tips For Dangerous Activities

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Safety Tips For Dangerous Activities

There are thrill seekers and there are those who simply enjoy hobbies that some would consider high risk. Even if you consider yourself a veteran, there are several steps you should take before embarking on your high risk activities. From scuba diving, sky diving, white water rafting, rock climbing, and mountain climbing, to motorcycling, drag racing, or free base jumping. All can benefit from the following.

Getting enough rest:
Studies have shown that getting the appropriate amount of sleep increases ones awareness level. If engaging in activities that require attention to detail or very fast reactions, it’s a good idea to be sharp and not mentally clouded.

Stay hydrated:
You need to bring sufficient amounts of water to keep yourself hydrated. Athletes who disregard this important step may face nausea, fatigue, dizziness, muscle cramps, vomiting, a fast heart beat (faster than normal), even heat stroke. With exertion, you are likely going to perspire, and it's vital that you replenish your system with water as you tax your system.

Proper nutrition:
Experts say that in time, the amount of energy consumption increases as the amount of fatigue increases. Increased fatigue elevates the possibility of injuries. Combining fuel and hydration will keep your body energized and functioning properly. Depending on the activity, you may want to consume higher carbohydrates, or higher levels of protein or a combination of both. A little research can go a long way.

Proper training:
All of the steps previously listed are inconsequential if you choose to be reckless and attempt unfamiliar activities without proper training and guidance. For example, if you plan on scuba diving or mountain climbing and you’re inexperienced, it's essential you consult an expert or even better, bring an expert with you to guide you through your adventure. Additionally, simple things such as checking your equipment for flaws and making sure you are physically capable of doing what is planned can make a tremendous difference. While you can pursue some physically taxing activities without being in shape, it can significantly increase your chances of fatigue, which can lead to injury. So if you’re going to run a 10K, it’s a good idea to have done it before!