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Reasons to Own a Rack for Your Car

Reasons to Own a Rack for Your Car

In the summer and the early autumn months, the mood to go kayaking can so easily grab you. A positive weather report, a free weekend and the chance to just hit the water can be an overwhelming urge. However, without a kayak car rack, you had better have pretty long arms to carry it!

To avoid being let down, make sure that when the mood strikes you’ve already prepared. A kayak roof rack can easily be found to give you easy access to a simple form of transport for your kayak. Not only will this greatly speed up your overall efficiency, it avoids being let down. Nothing is worse than wanting to go out there and enjoy the thrill of kayaking with no means of travel.

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Choosing your Car Rack Types

Rooftop Racks

Do you have a SUV or any other similar vehicle with pre-installed rack, you can choose the rooftop racks, specially designed to fit these racks. Or else, you can use a device named as ‘tower’ or ‘foot’ that is available to hold the bars making up your rack.

Trunk or Deck Racks

On the other hand, if you have a hatchback or sedan, a deck or trunk rack is the perfect option. You can attach these devices with the straps and hooks to your hatchback or trunk. As a matter of fact, these aren’t racks actually, but they’re called ‘mounts’.

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So, why should you look to invest in a new kayak car rack?

Safe and Sound

A good roof rack will make sure you don’t have to worry about damage, collision or any other typical problem that you are likely to face. If you fear for your safety out on the roads due to the kayak, perhaps not being prepared, then a kayak car rack can help you solve this problem. It adds an extra layer of stability to the car as well as the kayak. By keeping it steady in place you can make sure that you have extra confidence in making it from A to B without problems.

More Comfortable

Your driving experience is much better with the kayak above the car also. It allows you to have much better relaxation within the car as you try (and usually fail) to fit the kayak inside the car itself. By having the roof rack kept above, you avoid this problem from becoming an issue and thus hampering your experience.

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Extra Storage

Another fine benefit of using a car rack is that it keeps more space in the car itself for supplies. Boost your supply capacity by using the extra space saved on your car as a second trunk. Best of all, you can use your roof as a second transport area with any space that is left over. Just be sure to tie it all down to avoid anything spilling onto the road

Carry Extras

Going on a little weekend away for fitness and fun? Then bring all of your equipment at once. Now you can carry the kayak, your bikes and extra sports equipment all at once. This used to cause a lot of logistical problems, but a roof rack can help you avoid these problems from developing in the first place.

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As you can see, multiple benefits exist regarding the safe use and effective management of kayaks with a rack. These racks allow for better stability, and they tend to be very easy to fit into vehicles. Even those without extensive experience of car management or maintenance should have no problems fitting a rack onto their car.

Once you do this, you can find that your kayaking trips will soon become a whole lot easier to manage!

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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