We all need energy and strength to face our busy lives, even more so when we play sports, regardless of the activities undertaken. A focused nutrition grants optimum, efficient results and will safeguard our energy levels over a longer period of time.
We’ve had a very warm and enjoyable summer pretty much everywhere, though the thought of balmy nights feels truly distant. The days are getting shorter, the morning air is crisp and we welcome a warm supper when we get home in the evening.
Autumn is a marvellous month, glorious colours enveloping the leaves on the trees, the changing lights giving us true emotions, the landscape evoking a canvas ready to be painted with bright hues.
Think of an accordion and you’ll imagine folk nights, barn dances and Highland or country dance revivals.
Well, think again. A clever musician has reinvented the way music groups interact with each other.
Longer days are here and this means you’ll have more time for your outdoor activities, from hiking to cycling, rafting to alpinism, walking to climbing.
We have already talked about the “spirit” of climbing and what you’ll need to get to grips with it.
Let’s focus on its two most well known “variations”: sport and trad.
Scientists and experts talk about the importance of going to the mountains as a therapeutic experience. There are indeed courses dedicated to “mountain therapy” and rehabilitation programmes which involve spending some time high up in a hut or refuge, as a mean of exchanging experiences and sharing one’s knowledge.
Cycling in the mountains. You certainly need a lot of stamina and iron lungs to sustain paths and uphill roads… or do you? Modern technology has made giant steps in terms of comfort and performance related to bikes. Sure, you cannot tackle a mountain pass without some sort of training, but with some effort you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery and breath-taking views.
If you think that only mountain bikes can be used in the mountains, well, think again! Let’s look at the major differences between road bikes and mountain bikes.