Health

  1. On the Front Line in Rio de Janerio

    The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England ushered in a samba-infused carnival of pageantry, music and color that would mark the official start of the global anticipation that has been building up the last four years and is finally upon us; the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The first for the country, and for the continent of South America in general, has travelers and sports fanatics alike hoping to immerse themselves in...

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  2. The Real Rio de Janeiro – Insight from a Local

    Eduardo Reis is a corporate trainer for GeoBlue. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro where he spent his summers at the shore of Saquarema and at the beaches of Rio. He’s well traveled and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently. In addition to his language and training skills, Eduardo brings laughter, levity and a gift for wine and cheese pairings to the GeoBlue community. He was happy to be able to share his local insights with anyone traveling...

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  3. What’s New in Airport Wellness?

    With the smell of cinnamon buns or French fries wafting through your terminal in the airport, it can be tempting to treat yourself to junk food while sitting on your behind waiting for your flight. While an indulgence every once in a while is okay, if you’re an avid traveler, these treats, couples with and hours of just sitting, can add up. And airports know this. With delays, layovers and ever-changing flight times, the people running airports know how...

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  4. Ease Your Winter Blues on These Beaches

    The winter months can be tough. The temperatures drop, snow and sleet coat the streets, and there’s less daylight. Some people bundle up and just trudge through the season, whereas others can become downright melancholy – or even depressed. When someone has the winter blues, a.k.a. seasonal affective disorder, they typically feel fatigued and moody. Many studies conclude one of the causes of the winter blues is often the lack of exposure to sunlight since most people experience less...

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  5. Going Gluten-Free in Italy

    Traveling to and eating in Italy is a foodie’s dream. But that might seem like a nightmare to someone with a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. How could you find anything you can eat in the land of pizza, bread and pasta? A vacation in Italy doesn’t have to mean days of eating only salad dressed with oil and vinegar. Italians are actually very clued into dietary restrictions when it comes to gluten. In fact, Italy recognized celiac disease...

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  6. Healthy Travel Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Monica Montesa

      Traveling the world without having to return to the responsibilities of work is a major perk of entering your Golden Years. However, many people often grow discouraged by the idea that their medical conditions and/or disabilities may prevent them from doing so. Fortunately, traveling is easier and safer than ever before for seniors, so you can satisfy your wanderlust at almost any age.   Despite the ease and safety of traveling, however, it’s important for seniors to properly...

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  7. Safety Tips for Exercising in the Heat

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    Exercising in the beautiful outdoors can be a major perk of traveling to a warm, tropical location. Not only does the weather make it more enjoyable to work out, but it also provides a unique opportunity to further explore a new destination from a local’s perspective. However, if you’re going for a run or bike ride through the streets when it’s unbearably hot outside, it’s important to make sure that you’re staying safe as well. When you expose yourself...

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  8. Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    When you have a food allergy, you inevitably learn how to identify which foods are and aren’t safe to consume. But when you leave the familiar environment of your home, it’s an entirely different ball game. Nobody wants to rock the “hives all over the body” look when on vacation. So to ensure you have the best and safest trip possible, here are some helpful tips for anyone traveling with food allergies. Before Your Trip If traveling by air,...

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  9. Traveling with a CPAP Machine

    Written by: Devon McCrossin

    Whether you’re new to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy or not, preparing to travel with your CPAP machine can raise a few questions if you’ve never traveled with it before. How should I pack the machine? Will the device make it through airport security? Can I use it on the plane? How will I power the machine on the plane, in different countries, or on road trips? Traveling by Plane with a CPAP Machine If your CPAP machine is small...

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  10. Managing Your Diabetes While Traveling

    Written by: Carolyn Heintz

    Dealing with lost or forgotten medications, broken or damaged medical equipment or the immediate effects of low or high blood sugar can ruin any diabetic’s travel plans. With a little foresight and preparation, a person with diabetes can travel locally or abroad with minimal hassles and headaches. Here are some ways to plan for a trip. Making a medical kit before heading out on a journey is vital. Be sure to keep all items that relate to the management...

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