Think of the Balearic islands and you automatically imagine a clubbing holiday, stag weekend with the lads or something similar. More club 18-30 than what you’d really find across the islands, which prove to be a great destination for a long weekend to take in some sun, enjoy beaches and incredible cuisine.
Monthly Archives: February, 2017
Frescobol Carioca has revealed its upcoming Jardim Bôtanico Spring/Summer 2017 collection. With designs based on the Brazilian protected park of the same name that lies at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, the latest swimshorts are delivered in a range of leafy prints and styles to make you stand out on the beach.
There’s a new way to discover Portugal thanks to a genius new website and app launch. Tap Portugal helps travellers to book up to three nights in the stunning country as part of a longer trip.
You live in Northern Europe. It’s October, it’s getting wet, cold and grey. What do you do? Fear not, you still have opportunities to get great sunshine, beaches and relaxation. One great option is Rhodes. Lined with miles of beaches, a mountainous centre and plenty of history including old crusader castles, churches and medieval towns with over half the year covered in sun.
Doing endless press-ups without any visible improvements to your pec dance? Blame biology, not your genetics. Your pectoral muscles’ main purpose is adduction of the shoulder – bringing your upper arm inward towards your body, like you do when you hit a forehand in tennis – so pushing/pressing movements aren’t terribly effective at targeting them.
Pop quiz, hotshot: what’s the best bit of training kit that everyone has in their house? No: it’s not cans of soup, which only work for curls if you’ve got the arm strength of an inactive toddler. It’s not even bottles of water, though they’re a better bet, or crates of booze – they’re handy for squatting, but at some point you’ll end up drinking them. Nope: to add variety (and function) to your home workout, your best bet’s a towel.
If you’ve been paying attention to developments in six-pack science over the last half-decade, you already know that situps are on the way out: curling your spine dozens of times isn’t necessarily the best plan for lower-back health, and it’s not really training your core to do what it’s designed for (helping you stay stable in any conditions) anyway.
Do fitness trackers work? Anecdotal evidence says yes, but the science says no: a study in September last year found that when people were put on a fat-loss regime and instructed to either wear one or not, the people wearing trackers lost less weight than their tracker-free brethren.
Until recently, little-and-often was the exercise mantra: lying on the couch all week then going on a bike-riding bender at the weekend, experts believed, couldn’t compare with doing a bit of physical activity every single day. Now that view’s starting to change.