Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to Use Your Pool to Get Fit For Summer

Your pool can be the best thing you can have for your health. Swimming and water based exercise are part of the world's major professional athletic training regimes, and whether you're 5 or 95, it can do you a lot of real good. Every part of your pool equipment, from your pool cleaner to your pool heater, can get you very fit in a hurry.

Photo: mslaura

The physics of getting fit in the pool
Swimming and other types of water exercise are particularly good for exercising whole muscle groups. These exercises require a lot of fine muscle movement, coordination and most importantly good breathing techniques. Your pool is doing you good from the second you enter the water.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Sharks Bay Experience, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharks Bay offers a stunning holiday location, located east of the southern most point of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Sharks Bay is part of the popular Sharm el Sheikh region, located only 8 km away from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

diving sharks bay
Photo: Matt Biggs

With an average flight time of around 5 hours to Egypt from the UK, fast forward your clocks 2 hours ahead as you bask under the glorious sunshine, on golden beaches and in cooling seas.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scuba around Stradbroke Island, Australia

One of Australia's great scuba sites, complete with whales, Stradbroke Island is right next to Brisbane. The locals have managed to avoid over development and the water's great. This is the southern end of the Barrier Reef. It's colorful, beautiful, and has the Queensland lifestyle Aussies find so addictive.

Diving with Shark at Stradbroke
Photo: abc.net.au

North Stradbroke is the big island, and it's off the north ocean side that the best scuba diving happens. This is like an underwater zoo. There are manta rays, dolphins, whales, leopard sharks, the fantastic, incredibly colored sea slugs, barracuda and divers who spend their whole holiday underwater if they can.