Category Archives Fitness and Exercise

So let’s be real here. We understand that there’s some element of debauchery that’s inherent to spring break. Seven consecutive days of drinks, food, and some sleep may be a recipe for an amazing vacation, but it’s also torture for your body. However, there’s no reason why you can’t have fun and stay remotely healthy at the same time (hence…

Welcome to February, generally considered the cruelest month, at least in the northern half of the United States. For much of the country, this is an indoor, sedentary month – perhaps the hardest time of the year to stick to healthy habits. Unless, of course, you can get away to a warmer climate. If you’re a regular reader or a…

We are in the dead of winter. Brrrr. As the cold descends over most of the U.S., a lot of people are dreaming of sunshine and sand, looking to escape town for a few days to bask in warmth on a beach somewhere… anywhere. However, we very often associate a beach vacation with inactivity, overindulgence and generally less-than-fit activities. But…

As we launch ourselves into 2013, you’re very likely focused on losing weight; it’s everybody’s go-to New Year’s Resolution. But if you’re a frequent traveler, you know that losing weight while you’re globetrotting – or even maintaining some semblance of health - is extremely difficult. Obviously, we try to help here at Healthy Travel Blog. And at USA Today, Dara…

Winter is a week away, so this week it’s time to focus on winter activities. And we begin with something you may not have considered if you intend to head to the Great White North of Scandinavia – you’d better bring insect repellant. Expat Health’s Bryony Ashcroft writes about the near-epidemic of tick-borne illnesses in Scandinavian countries. It’s estimated that…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you’re struggling to figure out what gift to buy the world traveler in your life. Finding the perfect gift for someone who’s constantly on the go isn’t easy. Finding something that’s actually good for them is even harder.  The ideal gift for a frequent traveler is something that shows that you…

For some folks, travel is about pure relaxation – the chance to get away and do nothing. Of course, once these folks have kids, they realize there’s no such thing as a relaxing day at the beach. So here’s a potential alternative that can enable you to have fun, explore a new place and – most importantly, perhaps – keep…

You probably already know this, but international travel is hot. The globe is shrinking (don’t freak out – I mean that figuratively) and flying halfway around the world just isn’t as big a deal as it once was. A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that international travel in and out of the United States has more than doubled over the…

I’m guessing we agree – travel is great. But then again, travel can be exhausting, dirty, and just downright unhealthy. A survey earlier this year showed that 63 percent of travelers report that they or their travel companion got sick while traveling. Of course, there are simple precautions you can take before traveling abroad which could help ensure that you’re…

Traveling can be wonderful, and it can also be a gargantuan pain in the neck – schlepping through airports, battling change in sleep cycles, trying to find your way in a strange place. Generally, the wonder of being in a new place outweighs the stress and the hassle, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t complain about it. This week…

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