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Adelaide Mad March Survival Guide

26 Feb 2016

Brace yourselves because Mad March is finally here and Adelaide are ready to put on a show! With Adelaide's Fringe Festival, Festival of Arts, Writers Week, WOM Adelaide, the Adelaide Cup and way more, things are bound to get crazy so here's our survival guide for keeping things cool. 


Or lose yourself in this wonderful city and burn calories without even thinking about it! But if finding your own way isn't for you, keep things easy and organised with the 'Go Adelaide' App, which proves the perfect travel companion. Plan and view trips, calculate distance and time and figure out which form of public transport is best for your trip - you can download this App free from iTunes.


Comedy and music and arts lovers alike will cherish the renowned Adelaide Fringe Festival which transforms Adelaide into a buzzing hub filled with kilometres of fairy lights, live music, roving performers and an old-fashioned circus freak show. Running from February 12 to March 14 this month, be sure to subscribe to FringeTix for daily half price tickets, and if you are a BankSA customer, you can also buy Support Act Tickets for just $10. Then, taking over Adelaide's spectacular Botanic Park comes the festival WOMADelaide where entertainment and loving nature go hand-in-hand. Sit back, listen, eat, drink, dance and relax as you explore the scenery. And that's not all, because this year's upcoming Adelaide Cup is one horse racing event you won't want to miss.


With all the activities and events you'll be attending, it's important to keep your energy levels high and to stay hydrated. Pack a lunchbox filled with healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables and nuts, where including protein and iron-based foods is sure to sustain your energy and to provide that boost you need as soon as you start to tire. In addition, ensure you stay hydrated throughout the day by packing a larger 1-litre or 1.25-litre water bottle which will help you to easily track how much water you drink. Typically, the average person should drink about 2 litres per day which equates near 6 to 8 glasses. Since our bodies are made up of almost 60% of water, it's easy to dehydrate. Staying hydrated is essential for greater survival and proves to be a bonus for better skin, an improved diet, increased brain functionality and as a result, can work to prevent several health issues, particularly kidney problems. 


Having sore feet is definitely a downer when blisters and bumps will most likely have you leaving early. Don't let foot pain ruin your day, instead buy a comfortable pair of shoes which you can easily walk in. At David Jones, you can buy Butterfly Flats which assure the comfort you need to enjoy the day and since they fold up, you can easily pack this lightweight pair into your bag. Subsequently, having good foot health means better movement for your body. 

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March to it!