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Le Tour de France. Who Will Win the Yellow, Green and Polka Dot Jerseys?

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Le Tour de France starts this Saturday.For cycling fans this is a great relief in this year of turmoil in so many areas. It will be a little different. Everyone will be masked pre and post each stage and if a team gets 2 members (riders or support staff) positive for COVID-19 they get scratched immediately. Wise for minimising the spread of infection, sad if your favourite rider gets scratched because the bike mechanic or masseuse has COVID-19. Even though Ineos won again last year (with their 4th different rider since 2012), it was a more open race than there had been in years. This year is even more open for possible winners – from Multiple teams. Team Jumbo Visma appears to finally overtaken Ineos (formerly Sky) as the super team. Regardless of who you support, many will be pleased that the dominance of Ineos at least has a viable challenger. Jumbo Visma has a super team with Primoz Roglic as their team captain with Tom Dumoulin as their other protected rider. Last year Roglic was in s…

Great Stretches for Cyclists

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For a cyclist to be at the top of their game, their body needs to be in tip-top shape. Many beginners and some experienced riders tend to forget is is the benefits of stretching before and after a bike ride. Because cycling is a repetitive motion exercise, stretching helps limber up the body, ease soreness, and prevent injury. Check out these great stretches for cyclists:Thoracic Mobility Stretch

After hunching over handlebars while on your ride, you can cause severe tension in your mid-back. A great way to ease this soreness is through the thoracic mobility stretch. To do a thoracic mobility stretch, simply kneel in front of a stable surface like a table or chair on both of your knees. Then you’ll want to place your hands in together, bring both arms up so your elbows are parallel to ears, and finally bend over at the waist and place elbows on the surface. It’s essential to keep your arms bent at a 90-degree angle while your neck is in a neutral position. Once you drop the chest towar…

What to Do If Your Child Talks Back

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Parenting is not without its highs and lows. The highs include being able to watch your children grow and flourish into young adults, while some of the lows include  when their temper gets out of hand and less than appropriate outbursts take place. No matter what leads up to it, no parent ever likes it when their child talks back. Most of the time, many  aren’t quite sure of how to handle it. Avoid Escalating the SituationWhen a child talks back, your first instinct may be to yell. However, this will only make the situation even worse. Yelling at your child will escalate things even further. It’s imperative to be aware of how you communicate with your children. Backtalk doesn’t come up out of the blue; it is learned. Realise the situation for what it is––your child wanting more control over their life. When communicating with them when they are in a heightened state, consider how ordering, correcting, or directing may escalate the situation. Perhaps consider walking away and re-engagi…

Healthy Ways to Deal With Sibling Rivalry

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When raising a family, there are bound to be a spat or two between siblings. It’s easy to get stressed in this situation, but how you approach sibling rivalry as a parent is very crucial. When handled correctly, you can help mend their bond as siblings and ensure rivalries down the road are far less likely to happen:Highlight Their Individuality To make sure a fight between your children doesn’t happen in the first place or to help limit the quarrels they get into, it’s crucial as a parent to highlight their individuality. Help your child find their role and individuality in the family by letting them explore and discover their gifts. Their gifts should be used as an enjoyable way to serve the whole family. By celebrating each of their unique values to the family, they’re able to have more self-awareness and will be able to give the same praise they are given to their siblings.Have a United VisionYour family needs to come together and talk about what you all want to be known for. This…