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Why we Need Adventure – And How to Create It

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In order to break up the monotony of everyday life, we all need to get away from it all every now and then to avoid the boredom of the daily grind. A bit of adventure in our lives stimulates our hearts and minds and we soon find ourselves on the search for the next one. I know that we would all like to be on another adventure every day, but in reality, that is really not feasible. Therefore, you have to seize the opportunity when you come across it and make the most of it.

 

The good thing is that it is easy to add a bit of excitement into your day and sometimes where and when you least expect it. I have learned to embrace my spirit of adventure and it has led me on many a wondrous journey. More than a few years ago, I became fascinated with road-tripping’ in the same vein as Jack Kerouac and decided to figure out how to go about incorporating that into my own life. Only marginally daunted, I hopped on a plane to Costa Rica with little more than a guidebook and a backpack with just the bare essentials.

 

There were no reservations, no plans, and I spoke hardly a word of Spanish to converse with the locals. That same year, I went to Canada on a whim and ended up picking fruit in the Okanagan Valley with a friend. Not only were these spur of the moment adventures noteworthy, but they truly changed my life and I live for this feeling now. You truly cannot compare it to anything else in the world. Those are not the only ways that you can get a sense of adventure as there are quite a few more that I advise for making life as exciting as possible.

 

Following Your Feet

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When you find yourself unsure, allow your feet to guide the way. Going on a walk in and of itself can be a great way to discover new parks, streets, and gain a sense of adventure. Walk with intention and you will find that your body will naturally tell you where to go. I have discovered so many new things just in my neighborhood simply by getting up and going on a walk down new roads I’ve never seen. It never ceases to amaze me all of the beauty that surrounds me here in the city and every week I am inspired anew.

 

Taking Mini-Trips

 

Of course, longer trips are better, but sometimes you don’t have the time and you have to improvise, which is where the art of the mini-trip comes into play. Getting out of your city and getting away – even if for a day – can add an element of excitement and adventure that residing in the city cannot provide. There are so many islands near me in Vancouver that truly take me to another realm of both my mind and spirit and it is wondrous to realize that these places are not even an hour from my house. It really makes you stop for a moment and rejoice in the smaller things in life.

 

Going to Work a Different Way

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Normally, we are all rushing to work, but on those days when we are not, taking a few extra minutes to take a new path can be more relaxing than you bargained for. You never know what can await you just around the corner and it is a great time to be at one with your inner thoughts.

 

Shopping Somewhere New

 

We all have those grocery and department stores that we religiously go to, but I have found that by changing my schedule a bit, I can be rejuvenated and even sometimes find a bargain I would never have found otherwise. Some of these mini-marts and mom & pop stores have opened up an array of options I’d never considered before and I’m better because of it.

A Much-Needed Massage

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Nothing pleases me more than being able to relax after a hard workout. Now that it is skiing season again, it is even more important for me to be able to soothe my muscles after a few runs on the slopes. The bad thing is that my current massage chair has recently broken and I find myself researching for a new one that meets all of my requirements.

 

Living such a hectic lifestyle, finding the time to take a much-needed break and truly relax can be daunting. However, I am inclined to think that you should take a moment to get away from it all whenever possible and that is where a great massage chair comes in. Not only does it ease my anxiety and stress, but lower blood pressure is another advantage to using one. Of course, no massage chair is ever the best for every situation, and that’s why I really had to do my homework in order to get the best option available on the market. These days, there are so many massage chairs out there, so being able to narrow down the field is an absolute must. You can always find a local spa or massage therapist in your neighborhood, but it is even more accommodating to have it all directly in your home and receiving the same benefits. The following are a few of the massage chairs that I believe can get the job done and are affordable to boot.

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Osaki OS-400

Osaki OS-400 chair

Crafted of synthetic leather, and featuring solid construction and design, the Osaki OS-400 is all about performance that you will notice automatically. There are many reasons why I find it one of the better options on the market, but with its zero-gravity positioning, you can either recline or even adjust the chair’s angle with ease. It even has a built-in control that scans the entire body to make slight adjustments that focus on the neck, lumbar region, and shoulders for the best massage ever.

 

Not only are these areas tended to, but also everything in between from arms to feet, buttocks, and calves. It is also possible to customize the massage using one of the 6 auto-programs that come with it: smart, relax, healthcare, therapy, circulation, and demo), plus a total of 6 massage styles as well – kneading, Swedish, rolling, shiatsu, clapping, and combo. If you would prefer other adjustments, there are another 5 intensity levels and speeds to choose from. Bolstered by 32 airbags located throughout the recliner to target all areas of the body, this massage chair ensures that you will enjoy the entire experience from head to toe as it applies pressure to the neck, the glutes, lower back, hips, shoulders, and more. For the money, there probably are few massage chairs that can compare to this one and it comes highly recommended.

 

Inada Sogno

Inada Sogno Dreamwave

Known as ‘The Dreamwave’, this edition from Inada Sogno is definitely a winning massage chair that imitates the actual motion of those that have been trained in professional shiatsu massage. Fittingly, it is one of the highest rated and advanced options available on the market today, recommended by physical therapists and chiropractors because of its advanced coverage. With proprietary technology that executes figure-8 motion, users are assured of stimulating the balance of the body and will feel the effects almost immediately.

 

The programs can be customized in sequences that include morning, stretch, and nighttime routines, cradling your entire body and providing full coverage of 1200 square inches, making it one of the broader recliners available on the market. This massage chair has been designed to work on both the young and the old alike, perfectly massaging the calves, hips, back, thighs, feet, neck, and arms.

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Before each massage begins, the machine scans your body and detects certain pressure points to yield a customized massage. It may be more expensive than other models, but it is absolutely worth every penny, is a solid investment and is available in several colors (red, black, brown) to suit your preferences. I have used many massage chairs in my day, but this is arguably the best one that I have ever come across and if you don’t love it as much as I do, I really don’t know what more you could be asking for!

Just A Few Tips

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Anytime you are leaning towards jumping into a new sport, it is important to realize that there are some fundamental rules that come with that, especially when it comes to starting out learning to ski. You really have to know what you are getting yourself into once you are out there on the slopes. With the sun glistening off the snow, the snow-capped mountains and deep blue sky, it is easy to get caught up in the wonder of it all, but in order to truly enjoy the entire experience, the first things must be considered and that’s where these guidelines come into play. Follow these and I guarantee that you will enjoy it as much as skiers around the world do.

 

The Basics

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It’s gravity that enables you to glide from the mountaintop to the bottom of the route in the most direct way. And although it is not always the most desirable or safest route, you should be able to steer as you go and stop or else you probably shouldn’t be up there. Another basic is to remember that nothing beats a good back massage at the end of the day to relax and soothe the aching muscles that are inevitable to come after a long day out skiing.

 

Since snow is slippery, you will have to balance yourself while traveling down the mountainside and this is not as easy as you think. Maintain a stance that is both stable and comfortable while moving down the slope.

 

Staying warm while on the slopes is essential. I find that if I don’t have on the proper clothes, it is far more difficult to concentrate on everything else, so stay warm and you will notice the difference! That means having on sunglasses for the snow that could be falling and the shade, as well as a few layers of cotton. I prefer thermal underwear that is hugging the skin for the best coverage. Note that only one pair of socks are necessary as more than one pair will actually end up making the feet a bit colder and no one wants numb feet. The outer layer should be waterproof, with extra attention paid to the bottom half. It is always a plus to have pockets, the more the merrier.

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You must protect the skin against the wind, sun, and cold. Even when it is cold outside, your skin can end up reeling from the sun, so be sure to apply sunscreen as a protective layer to ward off cold and wind burn.

 

Every piste has a certain color code that reflects difficulty, so be sure to ski with extreme care and attack the different colors as you progress in the morning or afternoon as you wish.

You may not have an accident, but they can happen, which means having insurance on hand can be a benefit in case something happens. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Follow these rules and you will have a much greater time on the slopes and more enjoyment will surely be had!