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How to Keep Fit When You’re Travelling

However, it can be difficult to establish an exercise routine when you’re on the go, that’s for sure. Contradictory, isn’t it? It’s easy to have one too many cocktails before bed, making you want to skip the gym the next morning to lay in your soft hotel’s bedsheets instead.

All the foreign foods can be tempting too. It’s normal to want to try new foods when you travel, making it easy to overindulge on holiday. Sometimes this means returning with a few extra kilos around our waist than you had when you left.

But there are a few simple ways you can stay fit during your vacation to deter the fat from those extra gelatos staying permanently on your stomach.

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We’ve given you five simple ways to fit exercise into your daily travel routine below.

Corporate training apps into your daily routine

You won’t always stay in hotels that have a gym. And if this is the case, apps are your savior for beating the bulge. Two favorites are the Nike Training and Yoga Studio apps. Nike Training gives you short, high-intensity workouts that can be undertaken without any equipment. Yoga Studio offers step by step yoga routines, complete with videos, which help you stretch out in the mornings.

Pack a skipping rope and resistance band

You might be missing your weights routine at the gym, and packing dumbbells in your suitcase would be impractical. Instead, bring with you a skipping rope and some resistance bands. These are lightweight to carry and offer great exercise options. You can burn a lot of calories within a short ten-minute workout with a jump rope, and resistance bands will help you do weight exercises without the regular gym equipment.

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Opt for biking and walking tours

The best thing about being on holiday is that you’re not desk-bound. But instead of choosing bus tours to see the sights, why not do something a little more active and incorporate your workout into your sightseeing? Many places offer great biking and walking tours that’ll help you stay fit while you explore a new place.

Use a step counter to motivate you while you site see

When you’re on these biking and walking tours, track your movements to help motivate you to do further exercise. If you can see how many calories you’re burning it’ll make your exercise feel more rewarding. We love the Runkeeper app for tracking running and cycling routines, and FitBit for tracking the number of steps you’re walking.

Eat your biggest meal at lunchtimes

Finally, the biggest curse of your holiday won’t be missing out on the exercise but overeating fatty (but tasty!) foods. And we don’t want to be a downer on your travels by advising you to exercise portion control with your delicious hotel buffet breakfasts. Have your biggest meal for lunch instead of dinner, and try not to eat anything after 8 pm. Your waistline will thank you for it!…

Europe Travel Tips | The Guide You Need for Your Trip

If you are planning on traveling to Europe any time soon there are some things to keep in mind.

Plan where you are going – when I have traveled in the past I have taken a bus tour of much of Western Europe and then also went backpacking around Europe. After making a few more trips to Europe I decided to focus on one or two countries at a time and really get to know the region, the culture, and the people. I definitely recommend this approach as you get more of in-depth experience in one or two countries instead of wearing yourself out trying to see so many countries.

Book flights and accommodations ahead of time – to get a great deal I would recommend booking some of your plans well ahead of time. That way you can book some package deals and find great options for your stay.

Europe Travel Tips

How you are going to travel to Europe

Determine how you are going to travel to Europe – the train system in Europe is very sophisticated and takes you to so many parts of the continent. Although driving around in Europe is an option, the train is your best bet in terms of efficiency, safety, and speed.

Research what you want to see and then allow for free time – although it is great to have some structure in your plans it is a good idea to allow for some flexibility in your days. You never know what cafe, store or nook or cranny that you are going to stumble upon. Some of my best moments of travel in Europe have been places that I just randomly saw or did such as spur of the moment performances or great restaurants.

Be sure to take a money belt along that you can wear under your clothes so that you can keep your passport, money, and any other valuables there. Also be sure to leave copies of your passport, credit cards, etc with people back at home so that you have back up information just in case anything does happen.

Tips World – Health Tips In Travel

When you are traveling the world it is important to pay attention to your health. These days, however, there can be health concerns wherever you go with recent outbreaks of the Swine Flu and SARS before that.

So how do you know what to pay attention to when you are traveling around the world? Well, it is good to check a few different websites to get information on health concerns and different vaccinations that may be of benefit when traveling to certain countries.

All of these websites provide a wealth of information for health and safety while traveling. There are also things to consider when traveling which include the following:

Food

Food in some developing countries you may want to be careful about what you eat and how. Whenever I travel to India, for example, I use precautions to not eat uncooked vegetables or fruits for health reasons.

In developing countries again you may want to consider getting bottled water or boiling your water before drinking it in order to kill any bacteria or getting bottled drinks (sodas, etc).

Vaccinations for some countries you may want to consider getting shots and vaccinations prior to going to that country. You may want to consider Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B or Tetanus shots prior to going to some developing countries just to be safe.

Pills – in some countries there is the concern of getting malaria. Taking malaria pills (by getting a prescription from a doctor prior …