Dealing with extreme kinds of weather is becoming more and more
common for us. Most people are getting pretty used to it, whether it is
extreme cold or extreme heat. It is still not that easy though, when you
are talking about extreme weather then there is just no way that you
could expect it to be easy at all. There are ways on how it can be done,
but you need to do a little studying and research to make sure that you
do it right.
If you are dealing with extreme heat during the
summer, it can get very uncomfortable for you and your family at home.
Some people are especially prone to excessive heat and have a hard time
whenever they are in the middle of it. They just can’t seem to function
properly at all, and if they cannot find ways by which to deal with it
then they really have to search a little more for it. And how about
surviving extreme heat without any air conditioning unit at all? That’s a
real challenge there. However, the following tips are meant to show how
you can survive extreme heat without any AC unit.
You can circulate the air within your home through the use of ceiling
fans and box fans. It would also be wise to open the doors of the house
during the early part of the evening, while turning on the box fans in
order to draw in the cooler air from the outside. The box fan would work
as a kind of “exhaust system” that should serve to push out the warm
air that’s within the home. When the night is cool, you should open the
windows and doors to promote natural and cool air circulation.
A good way of dealing with extreme heat even though you do not have your
AC units working is by eliminating all other sources of heat within
your home. Always check to see if happen to leave any electrical
appliance running even though there is no need or use for it, and that
also goes for your computer. Not only would it make your home hotter, it
would also drive up your electricity bills. Replace your incandescent
bulbs with lighting fixtures that use up lesser energy and also give off
Be aware of the cooling effect of water. Take cool baths and showers and
try to do it as often as possible. You can also make use of wet towels
on your head and shoulders to keep you cool while staying at home
throughout the day. Soaking your feet in basins of water while relaxing,
watching TV, or reading a book is also a great way to cool yourself off
on a hot day, without using your AC unit.
A good option is to just stay downstairs during the hot day. Since we
know that hot air rises, the lower floors and the basement of your home
would be a much better and cooler refuge than the top stairs during the
An extreme sport can be defined as any activity that has a real
or perceived high level of danger. This can be anything from bungee
jumping to hang gliding, scuba diving to snowboarding and rock climbing
to extreme ironing – literally anything that gets your adrenaline
pumping can be classed as extreme! Originally extreme sports were
associated with adult sports such as those described above, however the
term now includes sports like skateboarding and bmxing which are popular
with teens too.
The history of the term ‘extreme sports’ is quite
often associated with Ernest Hemingway who stated ‘there are only three
sports – bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering, all the rest
are games’. Whether you agree with this statement or not, it is clear
that from as far back as the 1950s the term was associated with sports
that could lead to death.
Most extreme sports are solitary
activities although there are some exceptions to the rule such as
paintballing (yes it really is extreme when you get into a game) and
white water rafting which are clearly both team sports. Most people
become interested in one or many at a young age and they usually only
get a coach if they wish to take the sport further – this is clearly
different to other sports such as football and swimming for example.
difference between extreme sports and normal sports is that the
performance of a sportsman is not as clear cut. For example, a person’s
ability to rock climb is evaluated on more subjective and aesthetic
criteria, rather than on a speed or score level. With every mountain
being different, and the variables also changing in the other sports, it
just isn’t possible to create a set performance system. Of course, this
isn’t the case for all extreme sports but it is the norm for most.
there is even an international competition that celebrates these sports
known as the x games. This includes people participating in extreme
sports in a controlled environment. It began in 1995 in the United
States and it is now a hugely watched competition throughout the world.
This has also enabled many extreme sporters to participate in a sport
full time due to the levels of sponsorship received.
fancy skateboarding or scuba diving or any of the other sports that fall
in between, one thing is for sure – your adrenaline will be pumping and
you are sure to have an experience that is like no other you’ve had
Although it’s still not exactly “mainstream,” extreme sports have
become incredibly popular over the last decade or so. Sports like
surfing, snowboarding and BMX still don’t draw the crowds that football
and baseball do, but they’ve been slowly creeping into the collective
consciousness of sports fans everywhere in surprising ways. One area
where these sports have had a major influence is in the world of
fashion. BMX apparel and other kinds of sports fashion have become very
popular not just with extreme athletes, but with people from all walks
From a certain angle, the rise of extreme sports fashion
isn’t surprising. Sportswear has always been popular with athletes and
non-athletes alike. Not only is sportswear built for comfort, but they
fit perfectly with most casual clothing styles in the United States.
Sportswear has gone from being strictly for athletes in the early 20th
Century to being what most people imagine when they think of casual
dress. Fashion designers now regularly incorporate sportswear elements
into their work, even in clothing that is not intended to be casual.
These days, it’s hard not to go out in public and see people wearing
jerseys, baseball caps and other clothing originally designed as
sportswear even when there is no sporting event happening. Sportswear
has become all-purpose casual wear.
Of course, comfort and a
casual look aren’t the only reasons why sports gear has become so
popular. As the name implies, extreme sports can be dangerous.
Professional skateboarding at the very least requires pads and a helmet,
and the right BMX apparel can save BMX bikers from some really nasty
injuries. At a glance, this might not mean much to someone who would
never step onto a skateboard or BMX bike, but the protection offered by
some extreme sports gear can be useful in other situations. The heavy
fleece jackets worn by snowboarders are some of the warmest winter
jackets available, and the shoes worn by skateboarders can take a
beating and last much longer than most sneakers.
Because of the
popularity of these high adrenalin sports, many clothing designers have
begun to market that extreme sportswear to the mainstream. People are
still probably more likely to wear a football jersey than BMX apparel in
casual situations, but the growing popularity of sports fashion hasn’t
gone unnoticed. Many professional extreme athletes have their own
clothing lines now, and it has gotten to the point where many people
wear the clothes without having any knowledge of sports. Many just like
the clothing itself, which can probably be considered the ultimate
victory for any clothing designer.
In the end, the popularity of
extreme sports fashion isn’t all that different from the popularity of
most other sportswear. Most people ultimately wear things like BMX
apparel because it fits in with the casual style of dress that is so
popular in the United States. On top of that, most of this clothing is
durable as well as stylish. Extreme sports are still seen as a niche,
but many of the fashions associated with it could become mainstream in
the next few years.
Life is not black or white. Life is between the two. The best type of life does not accept EXTREME. The best type of life develops in a balanced way.
- If we are thrown from extreme happiness when we are in a relationship to destroy when we are not, then we live with EXTREMES.
- If we are desperate and truly fascinated when we are with our partners, only to be truly miserable when they are not with us, then we allow EXTREM to regulate our existence.
Of course we all want to be happy when we are with someone special, and of course we miss that person when we are not with them, but we need to be balanced in managing our situation.
- If we are too desperate and in need then the flame will burn quickly and our lovers will be bored with us too.
- If we truly depend on others for our sense of happiness, worthiness or well-being, then we are headed for failure because we are hopeless – despair is EXTREME.
- If we are totally dependent on others to make us feel better about ourselves, then we are destined to push everyone away – need is EXTREME.
- If we work too much or play too hard then we behave EXTREME and we don’t have a sense of balance.
- If we give too much and don’t take care of ourselves, this EXTREME behavior will cause us to fatigue.
- If we take too much and not think about others, this EXTREME ETHIMICS will undermine our core.
- If we have a rigid agenda, we will always be disappointed by others.
- If we live without direction, we will always disappoint others.
- If we are not realistic, we will disappoint ourselves.
- If we don’t have goals or dreams, we will never challenge ourselves.
When you are confronted with EXTREME emotions or EXTREME situations, try to find a balanced alternative – get rid of drama, work through dilemmas, don’t let nightmares control you, learn to control yourself and you will be better for it.
EXTREME is not conducive to balance.
EXTREM is only useful for tyrants.