When it comes to cardio workouts, cycling is one of the best options. Cycling boosts your cardiovascular fitness without putting stress on your hips and knees the way that running and walking do. Whether you’re joining a spin class at a local gym or hopping onto a bike for some outdoor riding, cycling in the...
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Long a vacation secret of the northern Greeks, Samothrace (or Samothraki) is beginning to open to international tourists—particularly those who enjoy nature in its wilder forms. According to Homer, Samothrace was the island from which Poseidon watched the fall of Troy. Samothrace, a relatively small island in the North Aegean near Turkey, has made one major contribution to...
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Of all the excuses we use when it comes to finding a good reason to skip a workout, “I’m too tired” is probably the most common. Maybe that’s because it seems the most logical. Exercise requires energy, so of course we don’t want to work out when we’re feeling drained. But what we often forget is that...
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Metsovo is one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Greece for good reason. It is situated among towering mountains and very close to the Pindos National Park (Valia Calda) and 2 ski resorts for winter sports enthusiasts. Much of the growth achieved in Metsovo in the economic and cultural sector across the centuries is...
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Time is fast approaching for the 2nd international golf tournament Messinia Pro-Am, organized by Costa Navarino, on 21-24 February 2018. Professionals and amateur golfers from the Americas, Europe and Africa have already formed teams and interest is high for the completion of the 50 teams that can register until Friday 19 January 19 2018. Registrations...
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Greece is famous for its beaches and seas. What most of people don’t know is that almost 70% of the Greek mainland is full of mountains! This creates amazing waterfall in almost every single corner, not that big in size but definitely amazing! From the most famous to the biggest secret, you can find all...
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Αccording to the British Dietetic Association, the average Briton gains 2.7kg over the Christmas period. But is it possible to go through the festive season without joining this statistic? Yes. And you don’t have to live on brussel sprouts from now until the New Year. Time Your Binge Heed the words of scientists from the Department...
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Playing organised sports can offer a range of benefits to kids’ physical health and emotional development. However, some kids simply don’t enjoy sports — for any number of reasons — and may miss out on these benefits. While you can’t force your child to love playing sports, you can work together to create conditions that...
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Located at the centre of Greece, Parnassus is one of the biggest and most beautiful mountains of the country. Its highest part is Liakoura peak at 2.457 m. and Tsarkos (2.415 m.) and Gerontovrahos (2.389 m.) peaks follow. Since 1938 a big part of the forest area of the mountain, has been declared as a...
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The beauty of heart rate tracking is its honesty. Heart rate helps measure multiple systems simultaneously: the function of the pulmonary system (lungs), the cardiovascular system (heart, blood, arteries) and the ability of your muscles to consume oxygen (muscular function) – all important factors when it comes to optimising your fitness. Think you’re in good...
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