Do drink enough!!!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
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Reading a map!
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Paulien turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
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All over the Netherlands, whether your walking or driving...as long as you're not on a bike: be careful
Most are safe...but if you're driving, regardless who runs into the other, the car driver is always ALWAYS mistaken if they hit a biker (motor or cycle)
they always have priority.
Sometimes someone will come...
Sometimes someone will come up to you and ask for some money for a place to sleep or something to eat.Just ignore such people or pretend to be deaf.
You better take a person with...
You better take a person with you who can give you a nice massage otherwise you will have a stif neck on the end of the day. We saw a lot of very high buildings. We saw the Martini tower in a distance and we could see it very clear, so this is a very high building. All this looking to the sky will make you a little dizzy too. So better be with 2 persons when you go to Groningen. You can have a look one after the other and take care nobody will tumble over.
If you come to Groningen by...
If you come to Groningen by car, make sure you park outside the town at one of the P&R areas (see map) and take the special bus from there. The center is not very car-friendly to say the least, and parking spaces are very hard to find.
When you see this person walk the streets of Groningen, hide yr kids, put away yr husband and set yr dog loose!
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