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Exploring Cambridge, England

Located about 60 miles from London, Cambridge makes for an excellent day trip and is a worthy travel destination in its own right. Spend a short time there and you’ll quickly discover why it is considered one of the loveliest towns in England. Cambridge is chock full of exquisite architecture, lush gardens, and postcard-perfect streets, and exudes a youthful energy…

Fitness Boot Camp in Hawaii

Some people try to whip themselves into shape in the weeks leading up to a beach vacation. Others live a healthy lifestyle year round and look for vacation destinations that offer a chance to work out and put their athleticism to good use. Whether you’re the last-minute crammer, the dedicated athlete or somewhere in between, an exercise-focused holiday may be…

Athletes face different types of adversity when they’re traveling, especially for long periods of time. We’ve discussed health-related conditions such as DVT and Jet Lag, and preventative considerations such as which foods are best to eat while flying. Another major area of concern is nutrition.  Athletes traveling to a game, match or event need to be in their best physical…

Sitting for long periods of time while traveling, whether by airplane, train or car, can increase a traveler’s risk for developing a blood clot.  Research shows that this low-activity situation and the environmental conditions of a plane increase a person’s risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of blood clots in your veins, usually in the legs…

Traveling often goes hand-in-hand with being a competitive athlete. Whether it’s a professional football player or an endurance runner, traveling before competition and, in some cases, traveling in general can decrease athletic performance and expose the athlete to health risks. In this two part series I’ll address these specific threats: Jet lag and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). We all know…

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