When entrepreneurial gadfly Richard Branson owned a hideaway for celebs — called Belmond La Residencia, in Majorca, Spain — everyone from Princess Diana to Harrison Ford to Kate Moss hung out with him. And that indulgent lifestyle didn't seem to make any of them gain weight. But according to a recent survey of more than 2,000 people in the U.K., Majorca is one of the top four pack-on-the-weight destinations for vacationers, with an average of nine added pounds. Vacations are essential; they dispel stress and revive your spirit. But you don't want them to become a getaway from exercise and smart nutrition. A new study of 45 active adults found that after two weeks of reducing their physical activity — taking less than 2,000 steps a day and sitting or floating in a pool for more than three and a half hours a day — almost all of them were less sensitive to insulin and had higher blood sugar, worse cholesterol readings, slightly less leg muscle mass, and more … [Read more...] about Don’t Take a Workout Vacation
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Whether it's a week in the Bahamas or a cruise to Alaska, food is an important component of any vacation. Each region, each city, each neighborhood has its own unique cuisine for your enjoyment. But what is the best option? Sticking to a plan that includes healthy basics, as well as a few fun indulgences, can be the ticket to a healthy vacation. Audra Wilson, a bariatric dietitian at the Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Delnor Hospital, offers these tips for vacation dining: • Limit fried foods. No matter what it started out as, as soon as a food is fried it gains hundreds of calories by being covered in batter and dunked in hot oil. Opt for other types of preparations such as grilled, baked, braised, or roasted. The only fried option that is on the healthier side would be stir-fried. If fried foods are a must, share with your companions. Cutting portions in half also cuts calories in half.• One dessert daily. And split it! It is … [Read more...] about Tips for healthy vacation eating
Courtesy of Robert Morris Robert Morris has always been a bigger guy. However, when he found himself nearing 40 years old and 500 pounds, he knew he needed to make a drastic change. “I just let myself just go,” Morris told MensHealth.com. “It was tough to get around. Just putting on socks was a three or four minute job. I couldn't tie my own shoes. I had to wear Crocs during the wintertime.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below His wake-up call came a year-and-a-half ago, when Morris took his wife and son to Universal Studios.They had all been so excited to go on the Harry Potter rides — "but I couldn’t get around," Morris recalled. “We had been planning this trip for months, and we finally got there, and after about half a day, I'm like, 'I need to go sit in a restaurant.'"The next day, as his family enjoyed themselves at the park, Morris spent the day in a movie theater. Courtesy of Robert Morris He left that vacation knowing he … [Read more...] about This Guy Was 500 Pounds. Then He Cut Calories and Lost Half His Body Weight.
With less than a month left in the competition, contestants are starting to notice how much following the nutrition plan and workout schedules is changing their bodies. They've lost over 100 pounds combined and as the clock winds down to the final weigh-in, they're ramping up their routines to yield maximum results. Shelly Daley Contestant Shelly Daley at the beginning of the contest. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer Want proof that the competition is working?Just ask contestant Shelly Daley to show you her biceps and she'll proudly flex those newly toned muscles.To date, Daley has lost over 40 pounds, not even letting a sprained ankle prevent her from hitting the gym last week. Instead, she donned a walking boot and kept pushing herself hard.Her clothes are fitting differently, but it's the increased energy and confidence that she's developed since the challenge began that she notices most."If I could play back a video of my first workout nine weeks ago versus a workout … [Read more...] about Double-digit weight loss bolsters Fittest Loser contestants’ confidence
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 10:38 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Should there be expectations about taking vacations/trips with other family members? We have two issues: (1) We have three kids, including teenagers, and my brother and wife have two kids. The younger is 6. My wife and I find it hard to plan something other than a cruise, beach or all-inclusive that can capture all the kids' attention and make everyone happy. Some trips we want to go on don't seem as appropriate for young kids -- hiking, say -- and sometimes their little ones have held us back. They've whined or not wanted to walk when we've done some things that involve lots of walking. Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing Bad Habits Doctors Want You To Break Now Daily Press Orlando Fringe 2018 - For Love, Sir: Letters of Life, Love, and Sacrifice Orlando Sentinel These 5 Breakfast Foods Will Help You Lose Weight … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Not every vacation needs to include extended family