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Staying Healthy While Traveling

Coming to the point that you’re at on your health journey was no easy task. Certainly there were many challenges to overcome on your journey to true happiness and healthiness. From finding a diet that works for you to making time for exercise. The healthy lifestyle you live now didn’t just happen overnight. You’ve had to dodge temptations, form new habits, and build up your self control. If you’re like most people you’ve found that staying healthy while you’re traveling adds a whole new set of challenges to your goal of reaching optimum health. Lack of sleep, difficulty exercising, not having access to your health foods, the list goes on and on! Below are some tips and tricks that can prove helpful when trying to stay healthy on your travels.


Time management is perhaps one of the most difficult challenges when trying to stay healthy while traveling. Between sight seeing, shopping, enjoying outdoor activities, squeezing in some sleep, and enjoying some spa treatments finding time for exercise is nearly impossible. That’s why it’s important to set up your priorities. Some hotels like Hilton offer onsite gyms making it easy to stay fit on the road. If staying healthy really means alot to you and you don’t want to see all your hard work go by the wayside for nothing you’ll find ways to make time.


One great way is by killing two birds with one stone! Find an outdoor activity that incorporates exercise. Hiking, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing – these are all great ways to enjoy your vacation while getting in an effective workout! Another way to incorporate your exercise routines into your vacation is to break it up over time and find any free time that you can during the day. For example, if you’re riding in the passenger seat of a car, do some arm exercises! Bring a small dumbbell with you to get a simple and effective arm workout while you travel. Dick’s Sporting Goods is the perfect place to go to get an on-the-go dumbbell for your in-car workouts. Do a few minutes and a few reps of simple exercises whenever you get the chance. Working out while on the road doesn’t always mean you’ll have an hour or two uninterrupted at the gym. It means you have to make time for it in small ways throughout the day.


There are other tips and tricks to staying healthy while travelling of course like ditching expensive transportation! Walking everywhere is an easy and effective way to get in a great cardio workout. You can take in the sights while you walk about! Finding a vacation spot that has a lot of amazing attractions within walking distance is of course a plus. Of course if you’re going to be working out and walking around you’ll need to stay hydrated. Chances are if you’re a health nut you’re already in the habit of drinking lots of water. Don’t let this habit go just because you’re traveling! Keep it up. If you need a little help staying healthy and motivated while on your travels, road trip, camping trip, or hotel vacation check out Vitacost.They offer discount vitamins, supplements, health foods, and so much more!

2017 Madrid Jazz Festival: let the music begin!

JAZZMADRID, the International Festival of Madrid,is on its way, with a new edition charged with excellent vibes and exquisite sounds. This festival takes place all over the capital during November and promises to carry on displaying the best of this music for another year, offering endless nights for those with lots of endurance.

Although the main headquarters are the Conde Duque cultural building and the fernán Gómez Theatre, JazzMadrid’17 will break the mould and open up the rest of the city, bringing the festivities to other areas of Madrid.

These new areas will be the setting for complementary activities that are put on whilst the festival is on and they are centred around different kinds of audiences: expositions, debates, literary analysis’, jazz from an audiovisual perspective, jazz for kids and adults… A range of activities to bring together the most diverse audience possible, a theme in line with the origins of this music; breaking down borders and discovering culture.

The new rooms will be the designated spaces for the most renowned performances. Some of these in fact will be part of the clubs and local bars that form part of the La Nocheen Vivo Association, the Madrid association for music rooms and live music performances. For them, these rooms were created with the objective of searching for young talent and supporting local, national and international bands who want their work in Madrid to be recognised and so need the spaces to do so.

The biggest change to this JazzMadrid 2017 festival is that this year will see endless nights of music, with more than 6 hours of non-stop jazz playing until sunrise. The poster has announced more than 100 performances from the most classic to the most innovative; a fusion that the spectator can adapt to their preferences. This programme will involve national talent, female acts and the debate surrounding the fact that this music has the ability to change anyone’s mood with just a couple strokes of the chords.

If we look at past editions of JazzMadrid, some big names that have performed are: Gregory Porter, GuiliaValle Trio and Hiromi Uehara… This year will see many more interesting performances for those who love jazz, blues or swing music.

For those who want to enjoy the 2017 Madrid Jazz Festival to the maximum, there are hotels with many offers during November in the capital, especially during the week. Some of these are the hotels from the Petit Palace hotel chain, which owns hotels in the heart of Madrid, with stylish, very modern, comfortable and well-equipped rooms with IT tools (computers, iPad and free Wi-Fi). Some of these well-located hotels are Petit Palace Triball, Petit Palace Opera and Petit Palace Plaza España.

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