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Steven Tyler
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healthy vacation

Postby Steven Tyler » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:51 pm

Just because you’re on vacation, you don’t have to abandon your healthy eating plan, exercise or personal wellness. Staying healthy in a new place is an excellent way to get to know the local culture and people.Traveling often involves sitting still for hours on long flights. You can keep your circulation moving by taking short walks in the aisle. If you can’t walk, do seat exercises -- flex your toes, roll your ankles, squeeze your glutes, do calf raises -- every hour. “Not only does exercise reduce the risk of getting blood clots, but it also keeps you revitalized, hinders stiffness and keeps mental acuity high,” Palmason advises.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Richard Hawley » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:48 am

Combat Jet Lag If you’re traveling long distances, avoid jet lag by adjusting your sleep pattern gradually before you leave. If you’re flying east, go to sleep an hour before you normally would for a week before your departure. If you’re flying west, move your bedtime an hour later. If it’s still daylight when you arrive at your destination, go outside, move around as much as you can and resist sleep until after dark. The sun will tell your body to produce less sleep-inducing hormones, and your internal clock will adjust faster. It’s wise to acclimate your body to mealtimes at your destination as well. For example, if you arrive at noon, but your body clock is at 6 a.m., eat lunch and not breakfast.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby JerryLee » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:02 am

If you want to spend your vacation in a good way, then go to a friend's house. It will be fun but sometimes there may be complications. So if that's a problem, go spend time with a favorite relative. You will be away from home and you can plan fun activities to do together!Go outside. Going outside is a popular activity to do in the summertime. It is great exercise and is a great way to spend some quality time with your family and friends.
Grab a buddy or a group. That way, you'll have people to talk to and share your experiences with!
Find outdoor activities to do by:
Visiting the website of the Parks and Rec near you.
Looking on Q&A sites.
Visiting local parks.
Asking family and friends.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Adam Levine » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Stay Hydrated. Airplanes are notorious for dry, stale air, which can cause headaches, dry mouth and dry skin, says travel and fitness blogger Skuli Palmason. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol on the plane -- it’s a diuretic and can make dehydration worse. Trainer Christine Fenner likes to bring a water bottle on her travels. I can bring it through security empty and fill it up on the other side. Drinking plenty of water can give you energy, prevent headaches and alleviate constipation. Research your destination to find out if the tap water is safe to drink. If it’s not, be extra careful about the ice and liquids you consume.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Harry Kane » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:59 pm

Be Prepared. You never know when you might get a bad sunburn, a scraped knee or an upset stomach. Travel and fitness blogger Christine Fenner always packs a supply of medications and toiletries, including sunscreen, antacids and pain relievers. “I always bring a little bag of prunes or buy them at a local grocery store,” Fenner adds. “They’re natural constipation relievers.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges travelers to research the health conditions of their destinations. Depending on where you’re going, you may need to bring malaria pills, antihistamines, insect repellant or water-purification tablets. Remember to put prescribed medication in your carry-on and bring copies of the prescriptions with their generic names. The CDC also recommends checking with the U.S. Embassy or consulate at your destination to ensure that your medicines are allowed.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Albert » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:05 am

While tour buses and taxis may be convenient, walking to the sights you plan to visit is even better, says trainer Skuli Palmason. “You save money and burn a few extra calories,” Palmason points out. “You might get lost, but you’ll see your destination in a whole different way than if you were driven everywhere.” Walking can also give you a deeper cultural experience and put you in contact with people and places you might miss in the isolation of a car. For an added challenge, bring a pedometer and push yourself to reach a daily step goal. However, exercise caution while walking around an unfamiliar city. Check with your hotel staff or a trusted local to make sure you don’t venture into an unsafe area, and carry appropriate maps, a cell phone or GPS and emergency contact information.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Peter Parker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:01 pm

Engaging in physical activity while traveling is a great way to learn from locals. If you’re in Australia and you see a cricket game, chat with the players and ask if you can join, she suggests. If you’re in Wisconsin in the winter, try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Do something that scares you a little.When I was in Australia, I tried abseiling where I rappelled down into a canyon. Research your destination to see if you can join a local 5K. Training for it will keep you active all the way to race day. A local park can be an excellent place to find like-minded people working out

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Sheldon » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:29 pm

Packing healthy snacks for your vacation can be a lifesaver on long travel days. Your favorite bag of nuts, seeds and dried fruits will give you plenty of energy when food options are sparse. Dried foods also last longer. If you want to snack on fresh food, consider bringing or buying a small portable cooler. Also you can buy a cooler and you can keep it in your car stocked with yogurt and other healthy snacks.When vacationing, try to limit the number of times you eat out at restaurants. If your hotel has a refrigerator, buy yogurt or milk and cereal and make your own breakfasts. Grab a healthy lunch at a local grocery store or food stand, and then have a nice dinner out.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby William Lawn » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:25 pm

One of the best cultural experiences is eating local delicacies or visiting a farmers market while on vacation. You’ll be supporting local growers and learning more about the destination. Don’t be afraid to try something new. When I was traveling in the South, I bought okra at a farmers market. It’s much cheaper, much better food, and often healthier than [what you find in] the touristy restaurants. I’ve never gotten sick from eating street food.Alcohol is packed with empty calories that can add up if you’re drinking every day on vacation. Often, the same people who drink a lot on vacation will also eat a lot, which can lead to more added pounds.

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Re: healthy vacation

Postby Mark007 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:38 pm

Eating right and exercising are important elements of a healthy vacation, but so is maintaining your spiritual and mental well-being. I always brings my iPod on vacation, filled with soothing music and meditations. You’ll always experience stress while traveling, whether it’s a bumpy airplane [ride] or just a bad day in general. Set aside time to breathe and relax. Research your destination to see if public tai chi or yoga classes are available, or consider visiting a house of worship. If you’re in a city where there is a different prominent religion, go take a tour of a church, mosque or synagogue and learn about the religion. You might be pleasantly surprised to discover how others find spiritual connections.


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