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If you plan an active journey, you should know these things!
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If you plan an active journey, you should know these things!

1. Check with your doctor

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In any sport has limitations and contraindications. At-risk are people with diseases of the cardiovascular system and the musculoskeletal system, vision problems and neurological problems, mental disorders. Doctors recommend excluding active sports, who recently (less than six months ago) had any surgery and pregnant women, regardless of the period. You must take care of yourself and enjoy a healthy journey.

2. Learn the theory

A competent instructor, of course, will explain everything in the first lesson, but self-preparation will reduce the risk of injury and increase your self-confidence. On YouTube are channels about all popular sports, we recommend watching these videos before the trip.

3. Prepare physically

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If you’re not too busy with sport, and on vacation, you decide to have extreme tourism, you should change your lifestyle in advance:

  • eat healthly;
  • walk more;
  • start doing exercises;
  • smokers – reduce the number of cigarettes smoked daily.

If you have a possibility, you can swim or ride a bike. This will ensure exercises on the most important muscle groups, that will help you learn how to breathe correctly and make you stronger.

4. Get insurance for an active trip

An attempt to save money  can result in large debts: a day’s in a hospital in Europe costs € 800, an operation costs € 10,000, and a helicopter delivery service to the nearest hospital is about € 3,000. In this case, due to insurance, you can avoid these tariffs. Each insurance company has a list of sports that do not require special insurance. Often, this includes skiing or snowboarding along prepared trails, scuba diving at a shallow depth, cycling, simple walking tours, etc. For riskier extreme entertainment, you need a different type of policy – it is more expensive.

An important nuance for those who like to drink alcohol – if you were drunk at the time of injury, the insurance can refuse to compensate for the cost of treatment. In addition, none organizer will not allow the participation of a drunk person, because it is dangerous for himself and others.

5. Buy equipment

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It is worth checking with the organizers what kind of equipment for active recreation they provide and take the rest with you. For example, for flying on a paraglider  or participating in a hike, it is important to have special shoes. For those who will take a trip on paddling in kayaks or rafts, we recommend to get airtight bags for clothes and phones, and for cyclists, a compact  backpack will be useful.

6. Prepare a first aid kit

The minimum set in case of light injuries: several elastic bandages of different sizes, gel which alleviates pain during bruises and sprains, peroxide and cotton swabs for treating abrasions. In hot countries, you will definitely need a sunburn cream and a sunburn remedy. Before training, carefully treat all areas of the body that are not covered with clothing.