Category Archives Fitness, Balance & Wellness

Vegetarians and vegans going abroad should consider their dietary needs when planning for their trip.  Traveling and eating veg is not an easy feat. But with a little research and the use of the HappyCow.net website and app, you can get eat well anywhere across the world. Since I’ve traveled to more countries in the last few years than I…

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 about,…

Head injuries on the ski slopes have decreased due to the increased use of helmets and improved equipment, and the sport could be made even safer if everyone used the equipment properly. In the 2009-10 season, a total of 25 skiers and 13 snowboarders died in a span of 59.8 million skier/snowboarder days, making the sport relatively safe—after all, 46…

The popularity of ecotourism continues to grow, and as with all marketable movements—“organic” foods come to mind—suppliers wrap themselves in the buzzword in order to sell their wares. How is the buying public to discern what hews to the highest standards? Enter the experts with the experience and knowledge to set the standards. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has spent…

This Sunday, October 10, 2010, more than one hundred countries will recognize World Mental Health Day.  This annual observance, sponsored by World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), was created 18 years ago in an effort to raise awareness of the seriousness of mental health at national, regional and local levels around the world.  The focus of this year’s events and…

Beach season may be drawing to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s not too late to get a really nasty sunburn, especially if you’re traveling to a high-altitude area.  A study conducted by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine suggests an approximate 8 to 10 percent increase in ultraviolet…

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal addressed two studies that show the health benefits of planning and taking a vacation.  According to the studies, wellness factors such as health status, mood, and tension, energy and satisfaction levels all improved before and during vacations.  Unfortunately, these factors all dropped back to their original levels or lower after returning to…

College years bring opportunities to explore the world. Young adults are adept at traveling light, but today many carry the weight of living with a mental health condition. They may be traveling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a more serious condition, or, as often happens, a new condition might emerge when an adolescent leaves home for the first…

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