5 Bad Decisions You Don’t Wanna Make While In Colorado
I spent my entire childhood growing up on the front range of Colorado, I was six when my parents decided to move our family out west and away from our relatives in New York City. My dad was a train buff and always wanted to work for the railroad. He landed a job as a brakeman for the Colorado & Southern Railway
My parents loved Colorado and were excited to be so close to the mountains. But very early on, I found it very hard to breathe. My doctor explained to my parents that many folks struggle with the altitude when they first get here, and my body will eventually adjust.
3 months later, struggling so bad, at one point in time, my parents were thinking about moving back to New York City due to my struggles. I would eventually adjust, but it did take a good year for that to happen.
It’s purely a mental game and preparation is the key to your success.
So the next time your friends or family come to Colorado, may I suggest avoid making these top 5 bad decisions.
#5 Hiking in Tennis Shoes:
Our very first camping trip was in Granby and I remember forgetting my hiking boots. I also remember sliding all over the place cuz I was wearing sneakers. The result; Twisted ankle and scuffed up knee from slipping on the rocks. What a huge mistake that was...
#4 Walking East Colfax Ave alone:
Just don't do it. Need I say more
#3 Drinking Alcohol the minute you step off a plane coming from lower elevation:
According to the American Addiction Center, Experts recommend that you avoid alcohol if you are ascending to higher altitudes. Two days is normally enough time for your body to acclimate.
#2 Not Drinking Enough Water :
#1 Under Estimating The Altitude:
Altitude sickness can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, physical fitness or previous experience with altitude.
Keep an eye out for these telling symptoms which include nausea, headaches, fatigue and trouble sleeping due to a lack of available oxygen. If these symptoms continue for more than 24 hours, please seek medical attention.
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