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International travel activates your senses – you become more mindful

2020-11-30T15:35:50+00:00

  When you are stressed out, you are thinking about too many things – your job, your laundry, your bills, etc. Anxiety is caused by having a lot of thoughts; peace is caused by focusing on your senses rather than your thoughts, according to a life coach and an international travel expert from New York. Meanwhile, a health coach from Los Angeles points out that nutrition plays a key role in your health and wellbeing as well. Are vitamins really good for you? When it comes to using vitamins to supplement diets, there’s a wide gap between what science says and [...]

International travel activates your senses – you become more mindful2020-11-30T15:35:50+00:00

Lessons and learning from International Trips

2020-11-22T14:57:42+00:00

During many international trips, I met a lot of ambitious and interesting people. It turns out that fear of failure is actually quite common among ambitious high-achievers as they all would like to achieve something great. Yet meanwhile, risks are definitely involved. The biggest risk of all is not taking a risk. You might fail if you start a business. However, if you do not even start a business, the failure rate is literally 100%. Period. When the fear of not making it happen is louder, you will break from the fear of failure. Let’s say there are 2 choices: A) [...]

Lessons and learning from International Trips2020-11-22T14:57:42+00:00

Better health, better future – advice on nutrition and international tourism

2020-11-15T13:52:50+00:00

Travelling internationally has certainly helped me learn a lot about nutrition because different cultures have so many different foods! ⦁ Healthy foods are better than vitamins in the drug store. Forget an apple a day, vitamin manufacturers would have you believe it’s important to take daily vitamins to boost your health. And a surprising proportion of Australians do. Data from the last National Health survey (back in 1995) showed that up to 30% of Australians had recently taken vitamin or mineral supplements – mostly for preventive health reasons. More recently, the 45 and Up study of more than 100,000 Australian adults [...]

Better health, better future – advice on nutrition and international tourism2020-11-15T13:52:50+00:00

International travel: What’s good for your body and soul?

2020-11-08T14:47:51+00:00

Most adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national survey conducted by health organizations and international travel agencies reported 45% of Australian women and 56% of Australian men didn’t eat enough fruit. And 90% of women and 96% of men didn’t eat enough vegetables. This figure is worse than for the preceding ten years. ⦁ International travel is good for your soul; healthy food is good for your body. Men had on average 1.6 serves [...]

International travel: What’s good for your body and soul?2020-11-08T14:47:51+00:00

Food as medicine, international travel as the cure

2020-11-01T13:56:12+00:00

As well as our physical health, the quality of our diet matters for our mental and brain health. Observational studies across countries, cultures and age groups show that better-quality diets – those high in vegetables, fruits, other plant foods (such as nuts and legumes), as well as good-quality proteins (such as fish and lean meat) – are consistently associated with reduced depression. Meanwhile, studies have shown that international travel may cure anxiety, insomnia and depression. ⦁ Healthy food is so healing. Unhealthy dietary patterns – higher in processed meat, refined grains, sweets and snack foods – are associated with increased depression [...]

Food as medicine, international travel as the cure2020-11-01T13:56:12+00:00

International trips: sweeter than sugar

2020-11-01T13:39:32+00:00

Lifestyle design experts in NYC state that when you are physically relaxed and mentally satisfied, you don’t want to eat sugar anymore. This effect can be achieved via international travel, positive relationships and physical exercise. ⦁ Should you stop eating sugar? Not long ago, fat was the evil dietary villain. Before that it was salt. Now the sugar-free diet has exploded onto the health and wellness scene – and seems to have topped many people’s list of New Year’s resolutions. Sugar-free diets encourage people to avoid table sugar (sucrose), sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup, refined flours, condiments, soft drinks, [...]

International trips: sweeter than sugar2020-11-01T13:39:32+00:00