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Don't demolish a hotel. Jump from the cliff

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Free time is a dream of every working woman and men, and weekends are the most expected days of the week. But weekend comes and goes, and Monday is just one of the five hard days that we must survive. People will do anything to get over the stress. However, some of them exaggerate in trying and some take an opportunity to grab some money.

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One Italian group of businessmen chose an unusual anti-stress therapy for overloaded business people. Forty bankers, professors and managers demolished all inventory of one hotel wing. They smashed furniture and mirrors, and tore down wallpapers. That awful noise was enriched from time to time with an explosion of smashed TVs. After that half an hour long "therapy", actors where breathless, tired and happy.

We don't know how much such therapy can cost but it is one of the most interesting ways to spend your money. If you are one of those who desperately tried to find a way to release the stress, here are more civilized ways that will make you happy with less money to expend and, certainly, more adrenalin.

Extreme sports are no more extreme than traditional activities played at a high level. You can smash television, beat mattress or whatever, but there is no danger, no adrenalin, just anger and frustrations on some piece of furniture. The practitioners of extreme sports claim they enjoy developing their physical and/or mental skills, seek mastery of inhospitable environments, look to escape from the mundane rigors of day-to-day existence, or simply love the wilderness environment in which many of these sports take place.

The study defined "true" extreme sports as a leisure or recreation activity where the most likely outcome of a mismanaged accident or mistake is death. That definition was designed to separate the marketing hype from the activity. Another characteristic of activities so labelled is they tend to be individual rather than team sports. Extreme sports can include both competitive and non-competitive activities. So, get out on air, in nature, on fitness if you prefer, and leave hotel television set alive.

Meet a coasteering. Coasteering is not only for the experienced. If you have never tried coasteering now is the time because coasteering is never a dry sport. It is a combination of demanding climbing and swimming. It may include all, or some of the following: adventure swimming in calm water, rough rivers or tidal currents.

Security on the rocks, and ropes for that matter, doesn't exist. Climbing usually takes place above deep water. There is a similarity to the sport of deep-water soloing, but this is for experienced individuals not wearing equipment suitable for coasteering.

Maybe you are more a sphere type, if you don't have problems with dizziness. That new concept has hit the United Kingdom like a storm and is gaining reputation fast as one of the "must do" extreme experiences. It is absolutely amusing and wild - it will definitely get the adrenalin pumping. Riding the Sphere down the hill at full speed of 50 kilometres per hour is exhilarating and terrifying. It's something that you'll never forget.

Kite surfing or kite boarding has exploded on to the extreme sports scene over the past five years. That extreme sport takes the best from a range of sports like surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and paragliding. With the introduction of modern equipment of many manufacturers, learning how to kite surf has never been easier.

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