With these tortuously high temperatures I am going to take a few moments to advise you all to take it easy. What? Has Niamh lost her tiny mind? For years she has been nagging us to boot up and get out into nature to fix our world through walking and now this? Scandalous! I know, I know! Don’t get me wrong. I’m not telling you to stop altogether. I’m just asking you to TWEAK your exercise habits in August to survive silly temperatures. So, GET UP EARLY and get your exercise done at dawn. If you miss this slot then just stay put. Don’t go out walking again until sunset. It’s that simple!
In July, the local emergency services in both the UK and Spain had to deal with a startling number of call-outs for people suffering heat stroke. Believe me, heat-stroke is no laughing matter. Heat-stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It can be fatal!
An overwhelming consensus among the worldwide scientific community agrees that our planet is undergoing significant, highly problematic climate shifts. Experts point to record-breaking temperatures across the globe as the most worrying manifestation of climate change. This debate has once again been forefront in the news as temperatures across Europe hit frighteningly high numbers. How can we help? Well, that is the million-dollar question! The best thing we can do is start at home and do what we can as individuals and families. You've got the power! Here is a short list of suggestions to help us save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide every year:
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs. Holiday locally instead of flying abroad to avoid using aeroplanes. Eat less meat and consume fewer dairy products. Walk or cycle instead of driving! Recycle and upcycle your waste. Check your tyres are inflated properly to improve your mileage. Invest your money ethically. Use less hot water by taking shorter and cooler showers and washing your clothes in cold water. Avoid products with a lot of packaging to help reduce your waste. Adjust your thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer. Plant a tree to absorb one tonne of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Turn off electronic devices when you're not using them. Share your experiences and changes with family and friends to help spread the word.
NOW, BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF WALKING FOR WELLNESS! My 28 Day Movement Challenge is having incredible results for participants and the next start date of September 1st is ALMOST full. Drop me a quick WhatsApp if you would like more information. It's fun and it's fulfilling! There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than help see you Walk Your Way Well. +34 676 507 791.