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Friday 15 Dec 2017
Wellness - How nature keeps us healthy...
STIMULATE ALL YOUR SENSES AT BUFFALO GORGE PDF Print E-mail

Simply step into nature at Buffalo Gorge, come and experience a physical and spiritual wonderland, that will reawaken your senses, yes even the sixth one. Busy city life, rushing to and thro. Modern technology and the pressures of modern living can sometimes leave you entrapped and you need to escape the Rat race with all the sophistication of modern living.

Nature and Adventure has an amazing strength and healing power. In a mysterious way it touches and links body, mind and soul. Rejuvenate and enhance your senses of health and well being. A calm and peaceful atmosphere contributes to the tranquillity that relaxes and rejuvenates your whole body, mind and soul.

We have a variety of activities, namely mountain bike riding, hiking, horse riding, abseiling and rock climbing.

Be reborn and feel like a new person, ready to face the real world, and learn to live in the now.

 
Horse riding: Exercise for the body, soul and mind PDF Print E-mail

The dog is generally considered as a man’s best friend, but people don’t realize that a horse can also be your best friend. Today horse riding will be mainly used for sport, recreation and relaxation.  Few people know about the benefits and the influence of horse riding can have on your body including physical, emotional and psychological.

The Greeks were some of the first people to acknowledge the value of horse riding, as Hipocrates described it as “the cure rhythm of riding. Research shows that horse riding can improve and stimulate a human’s physical, cognitive and emotional development.

Horse riding can improve physical development through the following components:
• Balance
• Posture (horse riding facilitates your postural muscles to work and that will improve your posture).
• Stimulate the sense organs (improve sensitivity of smell, sound, seeing and feeling).
• Space perception
• Proprioception (your awareness of your body)
• Eye movement
• Co-ordination (eye – hand co-ordination, co-ordination between limbs)
• Fine motor control (like writing and drawing)
• Gross motor control (big movements like jumping and running)
The beneficial effect on the cognitive development is unlimited:
• Horse riding improves the rider’s ability to organize tasks.
• Horse riding improves the riders attention and concentration.

Horse riding can also improve emotional development.  If a rider can control a horse, he/she will feel in control, which will improve the following:
• Confidence
• Self-esteem
• Independency

Horse riding is, without a doubt everything, good physical and mentally exercise and a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the nature.

 
Cycling - Exercise for the Body PDF Print E-mail

Cycling is a great fun activity that is especially enjoyed by kids. It is a fantastic workout that not only enables you to derive pleasure, but also goes a long way in ensuring your overall fitness. The best part about this sporting activity is that, you find cycling a delightful experience, without even realizing that it has done good to your body. When you like pursuing a particular activity, then carrying it out doesn't appear cumbersome to you.

There are innumerable benefits of cycling, to say, for example, it minimizes the risk of coronary heart disease
and provides protection from the clutches of health problems like strokes, diabetes and cancer. It ensures that
your blood pressure is under control. Pursuing cycling helps a great deal in building your stamina, to enable you
to carry out your day-to-day activities effectively. This is not the end of cycling health benefits.

Cycling is one of the most effective exercises to shed off those extra calories and get rid of flabby abs. Even a
small amount of cycling would be good enough to boost your metabolism level, thereby fastening your weight
loss program. It helps to improve the overall balance and coordination. Not only, it paves for maintaining health
fitness, but also for leading a healthy peaceful life. So, cycle off your weight and tensions and lead a happy fit
lifestyle.

 
Hiking PDF Print E-mail

Hiking or trekking allows us to maintain our body in good working condition by walking which is really a good exercise. It improves our physical as well as mental health and the list of benefits from hiking and trekking is infinite. Hiking is essentially walking that is considered to be one of the most perfect forms of exercise for your body. You can get a chance to spend some quality time together with the Mother Nature, so it also provides a mental health antidote. Everyone can find trails to suit their physical strengths. And unlike other activities or sports, it is a pursuit that allows people to determine their own limitations.

Many research findings and studies show that hiking is an excellent way to lose extra pounds and improve overall health. To improve overall health, we don’t necessarily need to do heavy and painful workouts, but just a short brisk walk of few minutes can be more than sufficient. According to the American Heart Association, it’s best to walk vigorously for 30 to 60 minutes 3-4 times per week. But even low- to moderate intensity walking can have both short- and long-term benefits. Similarly, According to Walking for Health, people "won’t find a better way to lose weight than walking." The results will be more permanent and pleasurable than any diet or weight loss scheme.

For example, in December, 2001, the US surgeon general called the increased rate of obesity in the United States an epidemic. The report states that 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese, and the number is increasing year after year. In addition, thirteen percent of children are overweight. The report recommends that communities create safe sidewalks or walking trails to encourage physical activity. Not only these, but there are many more research findings that clearly show multiple health benefits of hiking and trekking.

When it comes to enlist the health benefits, then the list may go endless consisting of several mental as well as physical health benefits, such as losing excess pounds, preventing heart disease, decreasing hypertension or high blood pressure, improving and maintaining mental health, slowing the aging process, preventing osteoporosis, improving the quality of the air we breathe, preventing and controlling diabetes, improving arthritis, relieving back pain (which has become an epidemic in the modern contemporary world along with healthy habits for a healthy life i.e. team building skills, positive attitude, kindness, empathy.

At last but not the least, hiking has countless health benefits and the beauty is that it doesn’t cost you much. Moreover, while at hiking you can take other family members and your young children along with you without much difficulty. Indeed, it is a good idea to spend more time with your family and children. For young children, it helps improve their physical stamina and team building skills.

Friends, just go for a hike, and see what we mean. Happy hiking!