Jul 11

Enjoying Whale Watching and Northern Lights in Norway

Enjoying Whale Watching and Northern Lights in NorwayI had recently been on an interesting expedition in the arctic. A few of my sailor friends had planned on a whale watching and Northern Light hunting trip.  The arctic region in Norway is an ideal point where you can enjoy the authentic Northern atmosphere. You can watch whales during daytime and go Northern light hunting at night. The food is great and additionally the breathtaking spots you find on the way make the trip a complete one.

Whales aplenty

Winter season is the right place to spend your time in Norway, if you’re keen on whale watching. We had a wonderful time watching the whales feed on fishes and herring. In fact, at a time you can find nearly one thousand humpback whales in Tromso region during winter.  When you are in a sail yacht, it is possible to get a very close view of these spectacular animals.

The sails, instead of engines, avoid disturbing the whales. Whales are essentially curious creatures. They see a sail yacht as a new buddy and come over to say hello.  We had them very near at arm’s length. Since snapping pictures would startle them, we used our trail camera to capture their movements. Having one of the keen trail cameras helped in getting a nice record of their activities.

Enjoying Whale Watching and Northern Lights in Norway

Night watch

While the whales took up our entire daytime, at night, the Northern Lights provided an entertaining time. The spectacular show of light especially in Tromso, which is right in the center of the Northern Lights region, had us all spellbound. The sailboats afforded a closer view without polluting the city atmosphere.

Every Northern Lights appearance is special. You can see green bands mostly. The lights are seen either as rolling smoke or flickering curtains. The luminous green has tinges of pink on its edges and sometimes a deep hue of violet at its core. When the activity rises to a crescendo in the skies, the lights explode into a corona. We even attended a live trumpet show, which seemed a fitting tribute to the Northern lights spectacle.

All in all, the trip was a great one. The modern sailboats used were quite comfortable though I would have felt more comfortable in my Moth. The cuisine too was delicious prepared from fresh produce. The boat also came with adequate safety features and equipment ensuring we had a trouble free and comfortable trip.

For those new to sailing, the trip is a way to practice sailing. As such since our group was a bunch of experience sailors, we just enjoyed the atmosphere and even gave some practical tips to other sailors. We made new friendships and shared experiences making the stay a lively one.

The best time to visit Norway to watch the Northern lights or Aurora Borealis is from the month of September until April. Whales’ season is from October and runs on until January.  While sailing experience is not a prerequisite to enjoy the spectacular sights, it helps if you are knowledgeable. You can savor the experience more fully this way.

Jul 10

Sailing in a Moth

Sailing in a MothMany of my friends are curious as to how I took up with Moth sailing. It is true that it is an activity that many don’t find appealing.  The Moth, especially the international designed boat is something that most sailors find hard to control.

If you want to experience a smooth sail in your Moth, you should first be a skilled sailor. You need a high level of dedication to master the sailing standard needed. An average experience in conventional model dinghies doesn’t count much.

To master sailing your Moth, you need to know how to control the sharp as a razor hulls in any type of sea condition. When you speed fast in the Moth, the exhilaration you get is unmatched.

I’d definitely say that the experience couldn’t be duplicated. Even after you think that you have finally mastered it, you will come up with a new method that increases the speed of the boat. Here are some tips that will help you to get over the beginner phase and move on to the expert level fast.

Launching

When you have your boat all rigged and ready, ensure that you have remembered everything. One important thing to note is having your bungs in. While this is a common procedure for any sailor experienced in dingy sailing, it needs to be done nevertheless. The control lines should have the right tension when you move away from the shore.

If you’re not much experienced, you will devote all your time in keeping the boat moving, so try to see to the details thoroughly before you start. Just as I took to Moth Sailing, I recently enrolled in a musical instrument class. I’m learning how to play the trumpet.

Trumpet is not a commonly used instrument and not many learn it. But I took up the challenge and am learning to master it sooner than expected. I bought my trumpet at http://www.trumpethub.com/, which is a one-stop shop for all models of trumpet. Now back to launching your Moth, it is safe to wait until you get the right launching conditions. This will help you gain more confidence and avoid any obstacles.

Start with the boat in a depth where it reaches mid-thigh level. A deeper level will prevent you from grabbing the foils. Place the centerboard into case and push it until it is about three quarters down and not touching the bottom. Now push down the rubber blade ensuring that the bow is facing the wind.

In case your boat has fixed mode of rubber it is best to capsize the boat and get the rudder fitted. Ensure that the water is deep enough so the rudder is clear of the bottom, while you right the boat. And don’t attempt to launch the boat by jumping over the side rail as the boat come up, as the boat will start moving in the opposite direction with head to wind getting you back to shore!

In the conventional dinghies, response of the boat is slowed down by the hull stability. But in Moth this does not happen, so sailors need to master quicker responses.

Extreme sports for better mental and physical development

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Extreme sports for better mental and physical developmentMy interest in extreme sports is something that worries my wife endlessly. I often say that if it doesn’t kill you, it is sure to make you stronger. The challenge that extreme sports provides physically has a great impact on your mental stamina.

According to the Journal of Health Psychology, you get stronger mentally. I dug up this information to appease my wife, but got interested in the research myself. According to researchers in Australia activities that involve putting your life at risk such as Base jumping, big wave surfing, waterfall kayaking and of course speeding (according to my wife) in my moth are considered as extreme sports.

In a study done on experienced athletes who involve in such sports it was found that when they overcame intense fear, it led to life changing experience that brings about better self-awareness and confidence.

In other words, when you overcome the physical terror it leads to psychological wellbeing and life fulfillment. Actually, fear is because of your lack of trust in your ability and yourself. When you are able to quell that fear you prove to yourself how much capable you really are. This has some great and positive implications in your life both in the present and in future, according to Psychologists attending the Queensland University of Technology.

While extreme sports are definitely good for your mental health, I also spend some time towards boosting my physical health via my regular training sessions with the grappling dummy I got at http://www.grapplingdummyinsider.com/. The consistent physical training, which includes resistance training and cardio, helps me to be in fit shape to get involved in the extreme sports.

If you are wondering whether you need to practice bungee jumping to get the benefits, rest assured there are much easier ways to accomplish the feat. According to studies activities that scare the life out of you like starting a new venture or quitting your well paid job or just signing up for a newsletter has the same benefits as taking up extreme sports. The single advice to keep in mind however is that you need to be well prepared before you jump into the task, so you are prepared mentally and physically.

While organized sports are preferred by some athletes, others like the freedom that extreme sports offer.  Further, there are advantages you need to consider, such as, the camaraderie you develop with fellow extreme athletes. You can find many extreme athletes belonging to some group or club.

Getting involved in the sport with a friend makes it easier to learn the maneuvers and tricks. And another benefit of such adventurous activities is that you get to maintain your physical fitness while you enjoy the sport. The regular practice needed to perform the extreme sports helps you keep your muscles in top condition and lose excess weight.

Aerial jumps you do while riding a BMX strengthens your triceps and biceps. And snowboarding down a slope boosts the lower leg and quadriceps muscles. One big drawback of extreme sports is the high risk of injury you face. Even a slight misstep can land you in grave danger.

Jun 26

Check out These 10 Awesome Foiling Boats

Check out These 10 Awesome Foiling BoatsFor those who already know what a foiling boat is, you’re definitely in the right place to see some of the best available today. For everyone else, a little introduction will go far in explaining just what a foil boat is and how it’s supposed to be used. Basically, foiling boats, dinghies or moth boats are essentially the same types of vessels. These are small, slim and streamlined boats designed for single occupancy and made for solo users to travel fast and light over the water. With the rising popularity of moth boats in particular, you may have seen some foiling boats recently without realizing it.

You don’t even need a reason to like sailing with the C-Fly, which allows you to navigate along the water while lying back, almost as if you were sitting in your favorite recliner. This little number took almost 15 years to fully develop and the wait was well worth it. Not that the process is done – right now the boat is a sort of prototype, meant for hugging coasts with its smallish 7.6 m body.

Whether you’re a professional like me or someone who takes to the water far less often, you absolutely must have a boat which works. The Foiling Radio Controlled Yacht is perfect for sailors of all skill levels, mostly because it doesn’t work in the normal, mechanical method. I mean, it is mechanical, but you use a radio control to make turns and create other action, so it’s a bit different from the usual fare. The boat works great though.

Next we’ve got the New Zealand R Class Skiff, which is an excellent choice for those who want to try foiling but are new to the field. It’s one of the only two-handed foiling boats which allow for a considerable velocity to be reached; others are, for the most part, simply too heavy to get going very fast. The increased level of control makes this foil a favorite for beginners.

It’s no secret that sailing helps lead a healthy lifestyle since it uses just about every muscle group in your body – especially when you fall off and have a sudden need to swim. A group of sailors looking to keep fit would probably love the AC72, which is a kind of giant foiling boat meant to be piloted by a whole crew of people rather than a single user. There’s a lot more bulk to this boat, so it takes a lot more power to keep it aligned and running along a designated path.

For larger pilots, larger foiling boats are generally needed. They are usually light and somewhat frail, allowing only for weights of up to 80 kg before performance starts to suffer and risk of damage starts to become an issue. The RS600 by Linton Jenkins of Full Force Boats is a bigger, sturdier version of the popular racing boat made to accommodate larger people. It’s pretty much perfect for those who are too big to work the smaller foils.

Many newcomers to foiling think the boat is what really makes the device. While this is somewhat true, the fact is that foils can be placed on almost anything which will float. Even vessels which would normally appear too bulky or shaped in a bad way for foiling can be made to glide with the best of them, given an experienced designer or enthusiast who knows what they’re doing. If you want to see more about this, just do a quick search for the Optimist which was converted into a foiling boat by Adam May and Katherine Knight.

The Mirabaud LX is one of the newest types of foiling boats, designed specifically to work on calmer, flat waters, like those which can usually be found in European lakes and other isolated bodies of water, as opposed to the open ocean. What originally started as a simple 18 foot skiff was made into a massive foiling machine by skilled hands, and it’s surprisingly fast given its length. How might this be possible? Well, by removing a good deal of the boat’s hull, much of the weight and drag was removed as well. This thing is light, fast and admittedly dangerous.

If you’re not sure what to wear when sailing then a foiling boat with a bit of extra cargo space to store a change of clothes might be exactly what you’re looking for. In this case, you’ll want to check out the Hydroptere, a record-breaking foiling boat with multiple hulls and a giant body overall. This foiling boat is big and sturdy, so it’s probably not the fastest among all those listed here. It certainly has the extra storage space and room some sailors are looking for, however.

The International Moth is a good example of what can happen when a sport which is popular in one part of the world tries to appeal to people from another corner of the globe. These specific foiling boats are so popular now that people are using them all throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, not just in the western world. They’re stable, fast and built solid. What more could one ask for?

Last but certainly not least of all, take a look at the SYZ & CO sponsored foiling boat, which was designed and built specifically for the people at the Swiss private banking group from which the boat took its namesake. This is a project which has been a work in progress since back in 2009, and while it hasn’t seen much professional use yet, other boats on this list took nearly three times as much time to be finally completed and clear the design phase.

With these ten different foiling boats to check out, you’ll have plenty of reading and picture viewing to do if you want to see them all. That said, feel free to bring back any information you find out there and share it with the rest of us. People are always looking for technical specs, manufacturing information and more, so don’t be shy if you’ve got any.

Jun 25

Hunting on the Water

Hunting on the WaterWhen you think about finding game in or around the water, fishing is usually the method that comes to mind. This is especially true when you’re talking about looking for animals on the water, like if you’re already in a boat or some other vessel and surrounded on all sides by the stuff. However, with the right equipment and a lightweight boat that doesn’t disturb the water much, it’s possible to hunt from on a vessel too. I’m talking about ducks, geese and other waterfowl, though I suppose certain other animals wouldn’t be out of the question depending on what body of water you’re monitoring.

While you might not think so from a look, the moth variety of boat is actually perfect for hunting while on the water. It’s light and small, sleek and fast, able to move quickly without causing much disturbance to the surrounding water. This allows you, the hunter, to quickly move to an advantageous position before taking a shot which you might otherwise lose while trying to move around more slowly on the land or in the marsh. More than that, the light weight of your typical moth or foiling boat also means it can navigate waters where larger boats would end up beached or stuck.

Now naturally, I wouldn’t recommend using a firearm while actively riding on one of these boats, even if you live in a country where it’s legal to do so. The risks are just too high when you consider the degree of control you have over your position and compare it to just how much the water underneath you controls. No, if you were to hunt using this method, it would definitely need to be with a bow and arrows, or perhaps with a spear. The spear would be best for fishing… in which case you would just be fishing. Arrows are far better for winging birds and bringing down other small game though.

A good knife is another necessity, especially when you could get tangled up in your lines while on the boat you’re using to hunt in the first place. You can find knives and even boots which are suitable for boating at http://www.edgehunting.com/, which is a website I check once in a while to see new types of blades and boots, myself. It’s a great resource for information but not really a place to go to shop for such items. You could always take what you learn there and employ it when shopping elsewhere though.

Though the method is perhaps unconventional, using a small and mobile boat like a moth to hunt things on the water doesn’t exempt you from the same restrictions faced by those going over the land. Be sure to hunt only during the proper season for whatever animals you’re trying to get. Don’t go thinking that you won’t get stopped by someone from your country’s natural resources agency just because you’re on the water. If anything, you should realize you will stand out even more and play things closer to the line because of this fact.

May 07

Tips On Skin Care

Tips On Skin CareI had an opportunity to attend a fashion event last week. The event was organized by one of my friends in the professional sailors club we have set up. I found the show quite awesome and said so to my friend.

Most importantly, I was drawn by the flawless skin of the models displaying the fashion wear. My friend commented that proper skin care with the special microdermabrasion machine advanced machines could give you instant and glowingly smooth skin. He had some interesting skin care tips to share with me. Here are a few of them.

Our skin has several vital functions, as it is the organ, which is the largest in our body. It has several functions including being the first defense against infection and disease by protecting the body from invasion of foreign objects, dirt and bacteria. It also protects the internal body organs from injury and regulates body temperature and fluids, so the balance is maintained well.

Skin also protects from the harmful Ultraviolet rays. You also get sensory nerve endings for detecting temperature and texture changes in the skin. When skin is healthy and smooth without any breaks it looks appealing and gives you a radiant look. When your skin has a healthy glow, it shows that your body is healthy too. Skin care actually involves both internal and external care.

Internal care

For internal care, you need to take care of the nutrition you supply to your body. When you eat a balanced and nutritious diet that includes fresh fruits, liquids, vegetables and proteins the skin will look healthy and vibrant. Increase protein intake is necessary, when you are having skin problems like surgical incisions and pressure sores.

Circulation is the next significant criterion that you should take care of for keeping your skin looking healthy. The skin is supplied by numerous blood vessels, so you need to maintain proper circulation for a healthy skin. Avoiding certain habits and behaviors will help preventing circulatory problems that can harm skin health. Smoking is one habit that causes extensive damage to skin, produces premature aging, wrinkles and several other risk factors.

Frequent edema can cause the skin over the edematous region to become pale, thin, and easily susceptible to injury. This is because of the poor circulation in such regions. Edema is well avoided, if you elevate your hands and legs and perform regular exercises that include a wider spectrum of body parts. Vascular disease due to smoking, high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes is also another leading cause of skin problem that can be managed by treating the underlying causes.

External skin care

Avoid using antimicrobial or antibacterial soaps as these alter the normal flora of skin causing defective functioning of the normal infection prevention action of the skin. Harsh lotions or soaps should be avoided.  Proper skin care treatments, like dermabrasion (read valuable info here), helps in keeping the skin smooth and glowing.

The skin crease areas such as groins and underarms should be washed frequently to prevent rashes here. Rashes all over the body may result due to allergies to drugs or food. Avoid anything that causes skin irritation.

May 08

Why Eating Meat Actually Improves your Health

Why Eating Meat Actually Improves your HealthDuring one of my recent trips on my moth, I met up with another fellow moth enthusiast. He was addicted to sailing just like me and confided that if he can, he would take it up even during the weekdays.

While we were talking about sailing and the problems faced in maintaining the moth, he mentioned that he had not been doing much sailing in recent times, due to his failing health. His doctors had told him to cut down the meats and take to vegetables and fruits instead. While the trend towards vegetarian foods is a healthy one, I still prefer my meats, especially the meatballs that my wife makes with her new meat grinder, which is exactly this one.

In recent years, many of the Western diseases have been attributed to eating meat. The truth is man has been consuming meat for many generations, so blaming the new health issues on foods as old as civilization does not ring true.

However, one thing I can relate to is that natural and unprocessed meat is certainly a healthy food. So start going in the forests and hunt for some deer meat. Then come by to me, and I promise you, my wife and her meat grinder (which she found at http://www.meatgrinderadviser.com/) going to fill up our tummies to the fullest.

Just joking. Other than that, there are more reasons that make meat a healthy food. Here are a few important ones, which I’m sure all meat enthusiasts would be relieved to read.

Evolutionary fact

Ever since humans existed, they have been consuming meat. Our digestive system is structured to digest the nutrients, proteins and fats found in the animal foods. Humans are created to eat both plants and animals. We are omnivores with a shorter digestive system, when compared to the herbivores so we are not in possession of specialized organs that digest cellulose, which is the key fiber ingredient found in plants.

Meat is also one of the vital reasons for humans being able to evolve the skills and intellect they now possess. The facts available right from the time of pre human ancestors indicates that we are structured to consume animal foods and benefit from the nutrients they have.

Nutritious food

Meat in unprocessed form has a highly nutritious content. Raw ground beef contains vitamins B12, B6, B3, Zinc, Selenium, Iron and other minerals and vitamins. Vitamin B12 especially is one vitamin that cannot be assimilated from any plant source. Unprocessed meat is also a healthy source of fats with more Omega -3 content present in them. Meat also contains many other lesser known macro and micronutrients that are essential for the normal functioning of our body.

Less health risk

Meat does not contribute to high-risk diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The high saturated fat content in meat has been cited as the reason for the high-risk claims. However, studies done on this aspect show that saturated fat does not increase the bad cholesterol levels and is not related to heart disease risk. While processed meat does increase the risk factors, this is not so with case of unprocessed meat. So, if you intend to avoid the risks of such diseased say no to processed meat and take to eating only unprocessed meat.

Apr 23

6 reasons to like sailing and boats in general

6 reasons to like sailing and boats in generalThe tradition and the history of sailing dates over 3000 years, with the sailboat being considered one of the most important inventions in the history of humans. One of the most popular boats were those similar to kayaks. While sailing has been used for a number of different purposes in the past, today sailing is considered to be mostly a recreational activity.

Sailing is enjoyed by a large number of people worldwide and it proves to be an ideal vacation out in the ocean waters.

While there can be many reasons to like boats, we will take a look at some of the top reasons why the various activities have gained so much popularity and are still widely sought after by people all over the world.

Here are our top 6 reasons to like sailing and boats:

  • Reason No. 1: Relaxation

Sailing on a yacht is one of the best ways to relax and unwind. There is no better feeling than soaking about in the sun around the clear blue waters. Sailing is one activity, which will help you forget your daily troubles and will allow you to liven up your mind and your spirits. You can also go fishing from your sailing boat, which is extremely relaxing. Apart from that, you can also fish from other types of boats, like these kayaks here.

  • Reason No. 2: Searching for adventure

Man has always been an explorer and sailing proves to be an extension to man’s search for adventure. With a lot of new areas to be explored and offering a good deal of mental and physical workout, sailing is definitely an adventurous and thrilling activity. Other types of boats can also provide thrill and adventure, like rafting and kayaking, for those of you who are adrenaline junkies.

  • Reason No. 3: Flotilla

With an increase in sailing skills, you can go about exploring new places out in the ocean, including a number of sailing vacation spots and flotilla destinations, spread out all over the oceans.

  • Reason No. 4: Solitude

It isn’t easy to find solitude in a city. However, when out sailing, one can enjoy a blissful and serene experience, without the chatters and hustle bustle of daily life. Sailing can allow you to leave your chaotic world behind for a while and enjoy a quiet vacation on your own.

  • Reason No. 5: Enjoying good company

Sailing proves to be one of the best ways to bond with friends and family. While there may be many other ways to bond with others and to enjoy company, when out sailing, there is no bother of other tourists or chaos. The solitude allows a group to be more focused and to build everlasting memories with each other.

  • Reason No. 6: A unique experience

Sailing is an experience like none other and the best part of it is that not even two sailing experiences are alike. Whenever you set sail, you will be out on a unique experience. Even if you plan on revisiting areas you have earlier visited, the waters and islands in the ocean are ever changing, offering new sights and sounds every time.

These are only some of the reasons why you might like sailing and there could be plenty of others as well. Sailing is definitely one of the best recreational activities that can be enjoyed both in a group or as an individual.

Apr 22

What should you wear when going sailing

What should you wear when going sailingWhen going out sailing, there are a few considerations that you should make, before deciding on what clothes to wear. You will need to consider clothing which keeps your body at a comfortable temperature, allows for unrestricted movement and is durable and long lasting. Also – comfortable shoes.

The most important thing to consider is that the clothing you choose can keep you warm, even on the wettest and windiest of days. If the body cools down too much, it may cause hypothermia, leading to drowsiness and clumsiness.

As such, you should always ensure to wear proper clothing when going out sailing. While there is no absolute code for clothes to wear when going out sailing, here are some of the recommended clothing options for you to consider:

  • Wet Suit

It is recommended to wear or to carry a wet suit when sailing, especially if the day is not dry and sunny. Wet suits can keep you warm and pad you against any attacks from cold winds. Wet suits also offer unrestricted movement.

  • Shoes

When choosing shoes for sailing, it is important to select closed toe shoes. Running shoes, which can withstand repeated cycles of wetting and drying, are ideal shoes for sailing. Another good choice are comfortable shoes similar to those worn by nurses – like the ones at http://nicershoes.com/best-shoes-for-standing-all-day-reviews/ .

  • Polypropylene Top

Polypropylene long sleeved tops prove to be excellent for wet days as they can help keep the body from getting cold. It is recommended to choose tops with zippered necks, which can help avoid over heating of the body on humid and warm days.

  • Dry Top

What should you wear when going sailing

While dry suits were quite popular among sailors in the earlier days, it was soon found that these suits would restrict a lot of movement. A much better alternative to dry suits is to simply make use of dry tops, which are essentially the top parts of a spray suit or dry suit.

A dry top will not only prevent most of the water from reaching the body, but it also prevents water from evaporating and excessively cooling the body.

  • Shorts

While you may be wearing a wet suit, it is recommended that you always wear a pair of shorts over it so as to prevent it from wear and tear. Make sure to choose rugged shorts, those which can withstand some amount of abuse.

  • Life Jacket

While a life jacket is primarily meant for safety, a good life jacket not only helps keep you warm, but can also provide excellent padding.

  • Hats

A hat is always great to carry around on a sunny day of sailing. It is recommended that you choose a hat which has an all-round brim to protect you from the sun. Make sure to clip your hat with a retainer onto your lifejacket or dry top to prevent it from flying away due to the wind.

Improper clothing during sailing can prove to be quite troublesome and it may also lead to unnecessary problems. As such, you must ensure that you choose your clothing with care, which can keep you protected from the cold and from getting excessively wet.

Apr 01

How to keep moving forward when life beats you

How-to-keep-moving-forward-when-life-beats-youIf you know me personally, or have read about me earlier, you will know that I have successfully fought depression and moved on in life. I can either spoil another day by not doing anything useful or enjoy even the bad moments of life. The choice is completely personal.

You may feel that I have recently faced depression. That’s not true. I have battled through the tough moments of life from a very young age. I often struggle with physical exhaustion, low morale and lack of motivation, but does bothering about it help me in any way? No.

Therefore, I have devised a plan of moving on with life as it comes. I have learnt to accept the failures and stop complaining about it.

Accept the hard realities

If you get everything easily, you will never know what the real hardships of life are. You must learn to accept and enjoy the small achievements and feel proud about yourself. Do not think about the negative thoughts and keep trying to move forward. Carry out the small tasks with complete dedication and you shall never fail.

Never Regret

Life can be cruel sometimes. You may encounter an unexpected event in your life. Do not care about how much hurt you feel at that moment, find the power to motivate yourself to keep moving forward.   People usually make mistakes in their lives. The consequences may be hard to accept. But, you must let go of the past experiences. Forgive yourself for those mistakes and move on.

Take full responsibility

You are totally responsible for the type of life you are leading presently, be it your career, relationships or your moments of happiness. Everything is under your control. Sometimes you choose to ignore the hard times as it causes less pain. Listen to your conscience and inner wisdom to be aware whether you acted like a coward or not. If you choose to agree with your inner voice, move on in life.

Boxing

I hit a punching bag when I am angry or undergoing stress. You can even use a pillow to vent out the frustration. You may also combine boxing and expressing your thoughts by penning them down on a paper to reduce stress. It is a better option than engaging in a fist fight with somebody.

Survival trip

In this fast-paced lifestyle, you are prone to developing health disorders due to stress. You must take short breaks from the busy schedules and spend time with the natural resources for a healthy life. Connecting with nature reduces the risk of illnesses and you experience a speedy recovery.

Smelling a flower, experience fresh morning air, listening to stream of water flowing on the rocks and chirping of birds are some of the moments that help you forget the stress caused by the daily chores. You must go for short weekend trips with your friends or family members to a forest or a wildlife sanctuary to experience nature. Even hiking or mountaineering is a relaxing option.