Sergio's World Cycling Tour
Sergio's World Cycling Tour
On The Fringe: Issue 93
La PolicÌa Banheiro Will this be the century of South America? The newly elected Pope Francis hails from Argentina, and in the next three years Brazil will command the attention of the world: first in 2014, when it hosts the ...
Sole Cork Flip (Women's)
Comfortable cork flip-flops with anti-odour footbeds and toe ridges that encourage a natural gait.
MPG Chance Sport Top (Women's)
Delicate-looking, but ready to perform for yoga, spin class, or training sessions. The straps are adjustable, so you can get the fit just right.
Prana Alyson Knicker (Women's)
A match made in neveah. Performance and style team up in these quick-drying tights, designed with articulated knees for ergonomic movement, a soft hand for easy wearing, and a streamlined silhouette.
Merrell Road Glove Dash 2 Shoes (Women's)
Lightweight and low-profile, these road shoes provide a balance of freedom and protection. The minimalist cushioning is mapped to your foot strike so you get dependable, predictable traction when running on asphalt and pavement
Nike Seamless SS (Men's)
For all of your sporty endeavours. Whether it's for a morning ride or an evening run, this breathable lightweight shirt keeps you dry when you’re on the move, and looking good when you’re blowing past your competitors.
Merrell Road Glove 2 Shoes (Men's)
Lightweight and low-profile, these road shoes provide a balance of freedom and protection. The minimalist cushioning is mapped to your foot strike so you get dependable, predictable traction when running on asphalt and pavement.
Nike Sphere Dry 1/2 Zip (Women's)
Rain, cold, and sweat, this top has all the answers. The fabric provides warmth without weight or bulk. A silicone coating on the upper chest and sleeves protects against light rain, while the lining works double time to keep you toasty and dry.
MPG Streak Shadow Stripe Shorts (Men's)
Slowing down is for the competition. A quick drying outer short with a lightweight compression liner keeps you quick on your feet and fast in your race times. Shadow stripe pattern adds subtle design to the fabric.
Prana Chai Tee (Women's)
A spicy, lightweight top. Cap-sleeved and ever-so-sheer, this tee is an excellent candidate for layering over a tank or pairing with jeans.
Dengue can cause severe flu-like symptoms. In some cases it can be fatal. The virus is transmitted via insects bites in regions of Latin America; the Caribbean; South and Southeast Asia; Western, Eastern and Middle Africa; and Oceania. Unlike Malaria, there is no medication or vaccine that can protect you. Protect yourself from mosquito bites by applying insect repellent with 20 and 30% of DEET and cover up.
Malaria: it can be deadly
Malaria is transmitted to humans via insect bites in the evening and at night, most commonly in the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Here are some ways to protect yourself: • Apply insect repellent with 20 and 30% of DEET to exposed skin which will protect you for up to 8 hours. • Sleep under a Permethrin-impregnated mosquito bed net. • Use an effective anti-malarial medication
Vaccines: which ones do I need?
There is no easy way to know what vaccines you need to get before you leave, as pandemic situations can change quickly and only a travel medicine specialist can give proper recommendations based on your destination and medical history. Avoid relying on the Web only sources as they can be incorrect, and consult a health specialist on what preventive vaccinations you need.
Travellers’ Diarrhea -Prevention tip 3
• Brush your teeth with bottled water. • Be aware of the places you choose to eat out. • Avoid ice drinks. • Don’t eat fruit that you can’t peel. • Eat food that is still hot or properly refrigerated if it’s meant to be eaten cold.
Individual risk assessment
When looking for travel health advice, avoid generic recommendations. Make sure your health consultant assesses your risks based on your current state of health. Do you have underlying medical issues ? Could any of your planned activities be a health risk? How long are you leaving for and how does this affect your risks? These and similar questions should be answered by a qualified travel health professional.
Travellers’ diarrhea— Prevention tip 2
If you’re going to a destination with poor standards of sanitation, you’re at risk! Make sure to wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer with you. Practice safe food and water precautions: “Boil it, cook it, peel it or leave it!” says Health Canada. Click make an appointment and stay informed
Health advice for the adventurous traveller
Before you visit an exotic destination, climb Mount Kilimanjaro or ride a big wave, make sure you know your limits. Remember, every trip and person is unique: risks can change from month to month and based on your individual health. Do your homework, 6 to 8 weeks before you leave. Get your individual risk assessment by consulting a travel health specialist.
Travellers’ Diarrhea - Prevention tip 1
Dukoral is the only vaccine on the market that can help you prevent travellers’ diarrhea. Its effect lasts 3 months. Important: it does not protect you 100%. This is why safe food and water precautions are so important. Be prepared even if you are vaccinated.