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Before you head out, here are some educational articles which will hopefully provide the answers to some of the questions you may have.


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Tracking your activity

Smart watches, fitness trackers or your smart phone? What do you use to track your progress on whichever activity you may be taking part in.

Having a tracker has a huge amount of benefits, not only can you see what you have achieved on that day but it is also a handy way to keep a record of what you have done and more importantly actually see the improvements and progress along the way.

There are so many options and brands out there that it can be very tricky to know where to start if you are looking for a new tracker. Wiggle have tested the latest the latest new sport watches from Garmin. Have a look at what they thought!

 

Staying Hydrated

With 60% of your body being made up of water, it’s very important to remember to replace the fluid you lose by exercising by keeping hydrated.

Dehydration can be very dangerous, so knowing the signs is essential to prevent this from happening. Drinking too much (hyponatraemia) can also be detrimental for your health, causing too much of a build-up of fluid in the body.

Have a read through this useful article from Bupa on how to spot the signs of dehydration and hyponatraemia to help keep you on the right track whilst exercising.

 

What3words 

We love the great outdoors; be it walking, running, cycling, swimming, canoeing or even sailing there is just so much to see and do.

With even more of us now exploring the British Isles and taking our holidays at home we are reaching those hard to reach places more than ever, off the beaten track, totally remote. But what happens if you find yourself in trouble? 

What if there was a simple app that could turn out to be a life saver. 

what3words is an app that is beautifully simple and yet incredible. In theory you should never get lost again. Every 3 square meters of the world has been given 3 unique words.

These three words can be used to share your location with the emergency services should you need them, meaning they know exactly in the world where you are.  

Read this article from the BBC to see exactly how it works. 

 

Know Your Signs

With the vast majority of us living in urban areas, it’s important to get out into the countryside for a bit of fresh air. However, knowing your signage in the country is just as important as recognising the road signs you’ve followed to get there.

This helps keep you safe (and on track), as well as keeping livestock unbothered and keeping public enjoyment of the countryside at it’s maximum.

Ramblers have put together a handy guide on how to identify some common signs you may come across on your travels and what they mean.

 

Planning a 10k running route

Planning a 10k route can seem like a big job, especially when it’s further than you’re used to venturing. It can be difficult to keep track of how far you’ve travelled, so we would always recommend creating a route map to guide you along the way. There’s lots of helpful websites online to help you plan a safe and exciting route – all with a click of a button!

Using Route Shuffle, you can start from anywhere you like to create a circular route, meaning you’ll always be sure to end where you started (and also means it won’t be tempting to stop halfway if you end up looping back past your own front door on the way!)

 

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