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BIODYNAMIC WINES

Vini biodinamici

 

Italy is, without doubt, unbeatable when it comes to the quality of its wines. Whether you opt for is for fresh bubbles or full-bodied wines, you are spoilt for choice in this country. What many people may not be so familiar with, however, are biodynamic wines.

Though this appellative may sound far-fetched when applied to the food industry, biodynamic agriculture pays much respect, in fact, to the world we live in and for this reason we should endeavour to find out more about this practice.

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKES: FIND YOUR OWN

12 Alta Badia mountainbike nel parco naturale del Fanes by Freddy Planinschek

 

Going to the mountains is simply marvellous. You can reconnect with nature and feel in unison with the exceptional surroundings.  You can do so on foot, hiking along easy or more demanding paths, climbing or venturing into via ferratas, or cycling your way around.  With a mountain bike, you can delve into the natural realm and explore exciting mountain paths. 

If you are new to this world, you will wonder how to get started, given the sheer variety of models, prices and technologies employed.

 

 

ORIENTEERING – The joys of (not) getting lost

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These days, it’s all about GPS, Garmin, Suunto et al., pioneering technological devices, which bring us out of trouble if we are stuck in an unpleasant situation. We will not enter this domain here, for several trials and in-depth explanations would be needed.

We will examine, instead, what any hiker should know before venturing out on hill-walking trails.

Leaos: Bicycles, but not as you know them

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Cycling though open pastures, feeling the wind in the air and marvelling at the magnificent landscape: This is the joy of cycling.

Whether we enjoy mountain bikes or road bikes, long or short journeys, challenging tracks or easy strolls, we can all appreciate the feeling of pedalling and feeling in unison with nature.

How to walk on a difficult terrain

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As the days are getting longer and warmer, we may feel like taking some strides outdoors, going for a hike or a walk.

We all know that having proper shoes will help us walk more steadily and safely; there are, however, some tips we can bear in mind when the terrain we walk on is “difficult”, i.e. gravelly, rocky, grassy, slippery and so on.  Add a touch of angle and gradient and we may be in for a tough ride.

How do we avoid slipping and landing on our bum?

Vibram FiveFingers®: barefoot running

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We’re all somehow familiar with the FiveFingers®: shoes with an interesting look and a natural feel. Not everybody knows, however, that a South Tyrol man invented them: Robert  Fliri. Stemming from Naturno in Vinschgau, he is a down-to-earth and humble person, despite having risen to fame and fortune with his Vibram-produced invention. 

Ötzi. The mummy helping out research.

 

 

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46 years old. 1,60 m tall, weighing 50 kg, brown eyes, brown hair, 61 tattoos, born in 3350 b.C.?! Well, who can that be if not Ötzi, the most famous mummy in the Alps?

You say mummy and everyone thinks about Egypt, sarcophagi and archaeologists’ adventures on the Nile. Apparently, however, the practice of conserving dead corpses through mummifications was more common than we’d think, though Ötzi is a one of a kind. No similar ancient mummy has reached us in such good conditions. This mummy, now known as The Iceman, was discovered among the glaciers in Val Senales in 1991 and is now kept at the Museo Archeologico dell’Alto Adige in Bozen. 

 

NUTRITION DURING WINTER SPORTS

 

 

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Winter sports: who doesn’t love the sun reflecting on the snow and leaving marvellous glowing rays, crisp air and bright, blue skies?

South Tyrol offers endless opportunities, from downhill to cross-country skiing, off-piste and snow shoeing, fat bikes, moonlit strolls… you name it, you have it.

Whatever the intensity of our effort, however, we have to bear in mind that specific nutritional guidelines apply when we train in the cold.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS

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Essential oils have been famed for their many properties and the numerous applications for the human body since antiquity. The use of natural remedies in the prevention and treatment of microbial infection has proved to be a therapeutic support of enormous value resulting from their high bactericidal and/or bacteriostatic properties, capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of pathogens without impacting negatively on the saprophytic and symbiotic flora in the intestinal tract.

EYEBROWS

DSC06320For a flawless look and a penetrating gaze, the first and most important step is eyebrow enhancement, a treatment which has reached a popularity verging on the obsessive in the world of make-up. Shaping, plucking, defining are a familiar part of so many women’s beauty routines. A shape which frames and emphasises the eyes is the goal, and it’s no easy task. That’s why it’s always best to consult a professional before choosing the perfect eyebrow shape: thin, thick, winged… 

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