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Hotel room workout: Stay fit with what you have

February 6, 2015

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Hotel Room Workout Pushup

Can’t get to a real workout room to strengthen and tone? No worries. You can do a pretty good job maintaining fitness with a hotel room workout that uses what you have in the room and in your luggage. A hotel room workout just takes a little imagination. Think about each exercise you may normally […]

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Travel fitness advice: Packing, clothes and gear

January 14, 2015

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Travel Fitness Advice Luggage

What you pack along will have a huge impact on whether you workout or how comfortable you are when you do. A friend of mine used to always have a just-in-case workout bag in his trunk “just in case a workout broke out,” he’d say. And that’s our travel fitness advice too. If you aren’t prepared, you […]

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Travel fitness tips: Plan ahead to stay on track

January 8, 2015

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Travel Fitness Tips Biking

Once your trip is planned and you’re thinking about how you can cut back wisely (per the advice in our article “Travel fitness tips: You can stay fit if you adapt”), it’s time to start plotting. Should we say planning? Nah, plotting. It’s time to “plot” hotels, tours, sightseeing, travel departure times and all that other […]

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Travel fitness tips: You can stay fit if you adapt

January 2, 2015

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travel fitness tips you can if you cut back

Whether you’re a frequent business traveler or heading out on a family vacation, don’t fall prey to the belief that travel has to be a devastating departure from your fitness routine. Staying fit while traveling isn’t as difficult as you may think. HI Travel Tales has a few travel fitness tips. Because we manage to […]

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Harvard killed the sex is exercise argument … dammit

September 5, 2011

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Thanks a lot, Harvard! In almost less time than it takes to click into a website, the Harvard Men’s Health Watch cut the legs out from under my most persuasive argument for having sex – “Honey, sex is exercise and good for me.” Since my wife loves me and does care about what’s good for me, […]

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Energy Bars: Sorting through the confusion

April 29, 2011

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Energy bars have been part of the outdoor scene since the Crusades in the Middle Ages–and possibly before. Crusaders tucked an energy bar called the panforte (a mix of flour, honey, shortening, nuts, and dried fruit) into their tunics to give a lift during long marches. Native Americans, and later the American soldiers, turned to […]

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Walking Tips From A Hiker: Posture and walking advice

April 28, 2011

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There is no better way to get in shape for walking than to, well, walk. You will find it easier if you establish some sort of routine, although you don’t want to get so routine that your “daily routine” becomes anticipated drudgery. Mix it up a bit, hiking for 30 minutes one day, 15 the […]

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