Our brains need exercise. Another reason to MOVE!

Yeah, we know, we know…exercise is good for us. 

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Staying Active and Healthy in Taipei Taiwan

International travelers set for Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei usually arrive via Taoyuan International Airport which is located approximately 30 KM from the Eastern District of Taipei, considered the business, arts, financial and cultural center of Taiwan. This eastern area is mostly made up of three sub- districts: Daan, Xinyi, and Songshan and represents the center of commercial life in Taipei. The area is flush with shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and offices.

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Fat and UN-happy. No more.

**Ediitor's Note: Some changes were made in 2024.

Brad Heutmaker contributed this Blog. He knows travel! In only 7 months this year he has qualified for Platinum with US Airways and is Gold Elite with Marriott. You can follow Brad on X @bradheutmaker.

Real Life Solutions not Theory

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Barry’s Bootcamp has serious competition from a Yoga Studio

Tamara Turkisher contributed this blog. She is an insurance agent, dog lover, foodie and exercise enthusiast.

From Yoga to Bootcamp

I workout religiously and I like routine. My “normal” 6 days a week sweat extravaganza includes a Hot Vinyasa Flow Class, and/or a Yoga Sculpt Class (heated Yoga combined with Weight Training and Cardio), and/or Barry’s Bootcamp, which is a combination of Cardio/Treadmill intervals with weight training etc. It works for me.

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What do Michelle Obama and the Chicago Bulls have in common?

What do Michelle Obama and the Chicago Bulls have in common? Chicago? Well there is that...

But what really stands out is the recent effort by our first lady and the fab bball team to help kids get healthy.

The Bulls take no bull when it comes to fitness!

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What do business travelers want most?

A recent leading news article claims it's FREE internet access? We agree. It's a must. We've posted before about WiFi.

Our experience as business travelers and serving business travelers points to two other top priorities for road warriors when selecting a hotel.

1. A good workout option

2. A good night's sleep

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Food companies are getting smart about healthy eating.

The two BEST pieces of advice for getting healthy?

Exercise first thing in the morning. If you miss some sleep, so be it. Studies prove that morning movers stick to their workout routines, get better sleep, and have an easier time staying healthy the rest of the day. Get it done first, so it gets done!

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Bonus content for group runs and rides across the country

So you likely know that we operate the largest healthy travel portal on the web at www.athleticmindedtraveler.com, and that all of our content is original, and that our editors travel the world to identify cities' best hotels, health clubs, run routes, yoga studios, lap pools, restaurants and more. By sharing our findings via objective, reliable and detailed recommendations, we help travelers eliminate the guesswork and uncertainty of trying to stay active and healthy while on the road.

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Sniffing out the best detergent to get your workout clothes stink free

I was recently preparing for a Bikram Yoga class and as I pulled my favorite yoga top over my head, I was disgusted by the olfactory offense emanating from my most beloved article of workout gear. 

Yup, I had stinky clothes. It happens when we don't properly rinse and dry our gear after workouts, like when I wad up my wet yoga clothes and toss them in a plastic bag to bake in the car for a few hours.

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Active parents equal healthy kids

Ugh. More bad news on the kid front. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrates that once kids hit the teen years, physical activity drops significantly. Specifically the study suggests that less than a third of teens get even the minimum recommended daily amount of exercise -- ONE HOUR. And walking, playing, swimming, bicycle riding, all count.

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