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4 Surprising Tricks To Lose Weight While on Vacation

Contrary to popular belief, it is really not that hard to lose weight while on vacation. Vacation does not have to be a period where you stuff yourself with food and gain alarming amounts of weight; there are in fact many ways to have a healthy and fit vacation. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 surprising tricks to lose weight while on vacation.

Walk More

The best part about being on vacation is that you get to walk more which helps you lose weight, and use your walks as a form of sightseeing. Walking is a great leisurely way to shed some of those extra calories gained during your vacation without putting in so much effort, like you would with high intensity workouts or exercises. One of the best ways to encourage yourself to walk during vacations is to try to ensure that your hotel is located in the center or close to the center of whatever town or city you are in, this way it can also make the whole process easier for you.

If You Must Eat Snacks, Eat Fruits as Snacks

If you’re out and about and just want to put something in your stomach, take fruits instead of sugar, fatty and calorie filled snacks. Fruits are healthier for you and will provide you with better nutrients to keep you going compared to sugary and fatty snacks. You’ll definitely end up feeling much better about your body and much healthier.

Enjoy One Treat a Day

Vacations are for having fun, letting loose and relaxing. You don’t need to be so hard on yourself because you are trying to lose weight. You can allow yourself to occasionally have a treat or two, and enjoy some sugary and fatty goodness, but you need to be disciplined about it. As much as you are letting yourself indulge occasionally, don’t act like a child and over do it; be sure to exercise restraint. Once you can exercise restraint, you are free to savour and relish each bite of your portion controlled indulgences.

Make it a ‘Fitcation’

The fact that you are calling your vacation a ‘fitcation’ doesn’t mean you would spend the whole time obsessing over your weight and everything you eat. It simply means that you would be responsible for the way you eat and kind of foods you put into your body, and that you will also plan fun activities during the vacation that will help keep you occupied and active. Try to keep moving with fun activities during your vacation, but make sure it is with outdoor activities that you genuinely enjoy and have fun at. In addition, be sure to also relax from time to time, as relaxing helps to slow your body down, reduce cortisol and help prevent unnecessary weight gain.

5 secrets for avoiding back pain

  1. Secrets For Avoiding Back Pain
  2. Back pains are entirely uncomfortable and quite annoying. It is usually caused by postural negligence. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 secrets for avoiding back pains.
  3. Stretch
  4. This isn’t so much of a secret, nevertheless it is an important way to help ease or avoid back pains. Gentle exercises or light stretches that help to release tension, can be a great way to combat back pain. You can perform these stretches at different points of the day, whenever you have free time. While on an airplane, maybe when you want to use the toilet, you can use the opportunity to walk in the aisle and do some light stretches to help release tension in your back, before returning to your seat.
  5. Take a Nap or Go To Sleep
  6. Surprising right? But sleep helps to facilitate the restoration of your muscles, and this can help to ward off back pain. However, for this to happen, your sleep has to be of high quality, meaning your mattress should be right for you, your pillows should not be too hard or high and should be placed properly. On an airplane, getting high quality sleep might be difficult, but you can improve the quality of your sleep largely by using a travel pillow and you should try to avoid falling asleep leaning forward without any back support.
  7. Lift Things Correctly
  8. Lifting things incorrectly is the number one mistake people that ends up causing them back pain. Always use safe lifting methods, especially when doing heavy or even slightly heavy lifting. Use a ‘Knee Bend’ for lifting objects with significant weight; while you can use a ‘Golfer’s Crouch’ or ‘Golfer’s Lift’ when stooping for smaller objects.
  9. Avoid Sitting for Too Long
  10. If you have to sit for long period of time, avoid slouching over and try to take ‘standing up’ breaks regularly. This is will help decrease the pressure on your back and help you avoid back pain. This is why during long flights, you shouldn’t just sit down all through. Get up and walk down the aisle from time to time, your back will thank you for it.
  11. Be Active
  12. Being active and moving your joint often helps to strengthen your muscles which helps you to easily avoid back and other muscle problems. Also, a good ‘core stability exercise’ programme can help ‘stabilize’ your spine and provide a ‘solid foundation for the rest of your body’s movement’. Aside from being active, you should ensure you avoid movements and postures that can cause back pain. When sitting down, especially on an airplane, avoid slouching on the chair or leaning forward without back support, for prolonged periods

Toothpaste Pregnancy Test: How To Check If You’re Pregnant….. Cheap and Fast!

Have you ever heard that toothpaste can tell you whether you’re pregnant or not but believe me this is ancient trick that works most of the time.

What you need to do is pretty simple:The toothpaste pregnancy test involves placing toothpaste on a plate or in a cup and then adding a few drops of urine (early morning urine) to it and wait for a color change.

Beyonce Shares Pregnancy Photo, Shatters Most-liked Instagram Record – MUST READ

Music diva, Beyonce, is expecting a set of twins with her rapper husband Jay-z. She made this known via an instagram post that has since gone on to shatter a long standing record.

From the moment she shared the photo, social media has gone haywire, with many feeling it was long overdue being that the only child the power-couple have is 5-year old Blue-Ivy.

The Instagram post has skyrocketed to become the most liked image on the photo-sharing platform of all time and claiming the Guinness World Record. In under eight hours, according to CNET, the photo, in which a pregnant Bey cradles her belly in front of a profusion of flowers, has gathered a total of 6,954,225 likes, and over 350,000 comments.

The “Single Ladies” singer captioned the picture with these words “We would like to share our love and happiness,” the post reads. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.”

See What Will Happen When You Drinking Moringa Every Day

Moringa plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new “superfood” for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties.

YOU MUST READ: Say Goodbye to Pimples forever by following these 5 steps

When I first started breaking out from acne when I was 10 years old, my parents bought me all sorts of cosmetic products that promised to clear them away. Of course, nothing I used worked and by the time I became a teenager, I felt hopeless. I was made to believe that this was a natural part of growing up and that they would go away once my hormones balanced out.

Lagos Launches First Medical Helicopter Service In Nigeria

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, commissioned the first medical helicopter emergency service in Nigeria today. The commissioning took place at the state Teaching Hospital – LASUTH.

Drinking Water Reduces Chances Of Kidney Stone Formation – Subramanian

Drinking Water Reduces Chances Of Kidney Stone Formation – Subramanian.
Recently, some experts from Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India were in Nigeria to train our doctors on specialized surgeries. One of them, Dr Narasimhan Subramanian, a consultant urologist, spoke to WINIFRED OGBEBO and VICTOR OKEKE on the urology specialty and everything relating to it.

What is urology?