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What to consider going from high north to a bit south of the equator

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Peertje80, May 26, 2015.

  1. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    In November I'll be visiting Brasil for 2 weeks. In preparation I'm of course going to read Jet leg rx. I'm sort of used to jet leg, flying to Japan forth and back. But I've never went across the equator. Messing up not only time but season as well. 2 months ago I would not have considered asking but...

    I'm wondering what I should prepare for? How much time would it take to get in sink with light and season? For instance should I stick to my high fat low carb winter diet? Or can I eat local? And with respect to light... would it be safe to be out in the sun at midday for me (red head, albino skinned) or should I use sunscreen again? What times are safe? Can I exercises or would this mess me up even worse? Is there maybe something I'm forgetting in my preparation that has to do being on the south side? Does somebody have experience going from far north to south?

    Much appreciated
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    more water and beware of the decrease in the time needed in the sun. DHA in tissues will extend sunning abilities
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  3. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    So drink more then usual (water of course). And decrease time needed... means don't stay out in sun too long. Keep eating stuff from the ocean.

    Anything else to consider? Should I go for carbs or stick with winter diet?
  4. nicld

    nicld Gold

    I can second Jacks statement about not staying in the sun too long. We went to Costa Rica in April and did pretty good about minding the time in the sun until last full day. Spent a little too much time and I ended up getting a bit pink (hubby got real red).
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  5. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Ubi 15 has some pearls about things...........in this thread.
  6. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    Thank goodness... it is raining = reading :)
  7. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    Costa Rica? Nice :) O... yes I know that kind of red. We met before. It's a real pain. Ok I will run to shades at noon. My hubby probably will feel right at home. He is second generation Dutch born Indonesian. He will be pitch black in matter of minutes. Not jealous at all:rolleyes:

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