Fitness for Couples

Working out with your partner can be a fun way to be spontaneous, develop a new interests or get fit together. There can be strength in numbers, which includes both physical strength as well as the mental fortitude to continue on with an exercise even when it becomes difficult or repetitive. These three options are purposely varied so that you can mix up your workouts based on strengths and interests.

Hiking

Hiking is a great way to burn calories and get a good workout in while still feeling as if you are on a date. In fact, you can even pack a backpack full of fun foods and drinks to replenish with at the end of your adventure. Hiking is also a good option for individuals who love nature and who are not into the sweating aspect of running. While running together requires having the same pace, hiking can be done at almost any fitness level.

Tennis

If you and your significant other are a bit more competitive, then tennis Coral Gables may be more up your alley. You can play singles with your date or doubles if you know a couple interested in the game. In singles, you will compete against each other, increasing your focus and your stamina. In doubles, you will be working as a team to beat the other couple.

Yoga

While you may think of yoga as being a one-person affair, you can actually incorporate your practice into a partners class. This will help you build strength, balance and flexibility into your body while also developing a healthy sense of trust with your partner. AcroYoga is another option for individuals who prefer to torch more calories.

Of course, there are many more ways that you and your partner can stay fit together. Even heading to your local gym will give you some great options, such as spotting each other lifting weights or using adjacent cycles. By staying fit together, you can inspire each other to be the best your very best.

Psych Up for Your Cycling Adventure

If you’ve planned a bike tour, you are probably psyched up to hit the road, but you’ll need to take some time to get ready. It takes approximately 12 weeks to get in optimum physical shape, so you can ride the roads easily during your trip. During those pre-journey weeks, you’ll need to commit to a weekly training schedule, eat the right foods, get enough rest, and gather your gear. Before you leave, you want to be rested, fit, and packed to go.

Plan to ride four days a week during your three months of pre-tour training. The length of your rides will depend on the intensity of your upcoming tour. If you will be riding 60 to 80 miles per day on your bike adventure, you’ll need to log more training miles than if you signed up for a moderate tour with 30 to 40 mile days. You should also cross train two days per week, and include exercises that will strengthen your core, such as planks, crunches, lateral squats, and lunges. One day per week should be devoted to rest, so your body can recover between workouts. With all that training, you’ll need to stay hydrated and consume foods and beverages containing sodium and electrolytes to replace what you lose through sweating.

There’s a lot of prep to be done before you hit the road, but it will be worth it! For more information on getting ready for your adventure, take a look at this infographic.

Psyched for Cycling: Preparing for a Bike Tour | Bicycle Adventures Infographic
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Prevent Yourself From Being Sick While Traveling

If you have health concerns, see your doctor before traveling.  Ask for advice and recommendations regarding your health issues to avoid major problem while you are on a trip or vacation.  If you are flying international, always secure an insurance.

There are many people who are, unfortunately, become ill while on travel.  Some may have gotten the sickness due to the irritants in the surroundings.  Others may already have been carrying an illness that is controllable.  But some of the illnesses just attack without warning.  Heart disease is an example.  So it is highly recommended to keep track of the blood pressure everyday.

Just recently I heard that two of my girl friends became widows.  Their husbands died due to blood clots in the artery.  It was extremely heartbreaking because my friend #1’s husband collapsed in the gym while they were doing workouts.  My friend #2’s husband was found lying in the kitchen floor.  Both died due to blood clot.

We cannot really tell what’s gonna happen. They said prevention is better than cure.  Yes, I agree.  To be able to prevent the illness from occurring or from getting worse, we should seek an advice from health professionals and be in the know about blood clot and it’s risks.