Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Travel Fitness Tips: How to Stay Fit When Travelling for Work

Hey fitfam, the only time to work up a sweat shouldn’t be when you have almost missed an important flight. I totally understand that staying motivated enough for any fitness activity during a business trip is no easy feat but coupled with hectic schedules, serious business meetings, and you might be tempted to forget everything about your workout routine altogether.

Several business travellers hide under the guise of booking hotels with gym but more often than not very few of them have the time to hit the hotel gym every morning.

So unless you happen to be spending your work trip with a special trainer *wink*, try out these easy tips to shape you up on the go:

Pack the right work out tools

When packing the equipment’s your will need for exercise during your travel, it would be great if you can skip the dumbbells, as there are plenty of light equipment you can bring with you. Some of the feather-light options to toss in your bag include, resistance bands and a TRX. Drop in your hand towels and your water bottles can serve the purpose of a decent hand weight. However, your best bet is a jump rope. Research shows that you burn the most calories per minute with jump rope than with any other cardio.

Make the most of delayed flights

Has your flight been delayed or do you have to cope with a long layover. It is advisable to take a brisk walk around the airport. Taking a walk a day is kind of like that proverbial apple: There's a good chance it'll keep the doctor away. From helping you lose weight and de-stress to lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of many chronic diseases—going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health, says Melina B. Jampolis, MD, author of the new book The Doctor on Demand Diet.

Take post-flight stretches in your hotel room

Per adventure you will be visiting the capital city for business purposes, I would advise you book a hotel close to the airport like the @Barcelona Hotels Abuja.

You can rest easy after a long trip and as your muscles tend to be tighter than ever. Take some easy yoga stretches for post flight stiffness on arrival at your destination. Help your body and mind reset with two yoga poses: downward dog and child's pose. Ward off lower-back soreness with a forward fold, bend at the hips and fall forward, hugging your knees and rocking side to side.

Scope out the fitness scene

There are chances you'll want to get out of the hotel, check out deals on fitness classes or just call around to a few studios and see if they're offering any one-time deals for first timers. Find a day of the week when gyms are pretty much abandoned, as your chances of finding something new and cheap are way higher.

Go fast and hard with no equipment

Even without a single fitness tool packed, you can get a crazy-good workout with simple bodyweight exercises. Just wake up early enough to do a few circuits. The early hours of the morning is the perfect time to do full body at high intensity. You have little time, so make every minute count.

Do about a 100 jumping jacks, 60 seconds each of push ups, holding a plank, lunges per leg and burpees. Then repeat this activity two or three times again.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What Recovered Funds from Andrew Yakubu Can Do for Nigerians

It is no longer news that Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had his Kaduna home searched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and $9.2 million as well as £74,000 were discovered in a safe within the house. This infographic tells us what this huge amounts can do.

Mr. Yakubu claims that these amounts are gifts not proceeds of corruption. We will let the courts decide on that.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Lesson You Should Learn About Bitcoin from Venezuela

In the wake of the fall of the Ponzi scheme Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) in Nigeria, many individuals have jumped into what they perceive to be the 'next big thing' which is investing and trading in Bitcoin. However, if this story from Venezuela is an indication of what is to come, many more people might lose money on Bitcoin as well...

Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners

Venezuelan authorities detained four men suspected of bitcoin mining, forcing the country’s main exchange platform to temporarily shut down operations and lose its bank account.
On Friday, February 2, authorities confiscated 11,000 computers belonging to bitcoin miners.
Mining is the process of adding transaction record to bitcoin’s purchase history to make it seem like they had really taken place.
Eusebio Gomez, 51, and Andres Alejandro Carrero Martinez, 35, were both arrested for cybercrime, financial terrorism, electricity theft and fraud.
“What caused a reaction was the fact that 11,000 mining computers were consuming the same amount of energy that a whole city uses at a time of scarcity,” Surbitcoin Director Rodrigo Souza said.
Surbitcoin is the country’s main exchange platform for bitcoin.
In an isolated case, Adan Erick Tapia Salas and Edwald Antonio Tapia Salas were detained in Caracas for mining cryptocurrency, according to authorities.
The Tapia Salas brothers were tracked through the online market site Mercado Libre. Their equipment — valued at US $334 million — was also seized.
The discovery of these enormous mining facilities is complicating bitcoin exchange with local currency. After February 2nd, Surbitcoin announced that their bank account was revoked, and advised users to withdraw their money in order to avoid losses.
The company is expecting to renew its operations in Venezuela; however, Surbitcoin said the site LocalBitcoins will be relocating.
“We have not been contacted by the government, but our bank does not want to be involved in this, so it revoked out account. We are reaching out to other banking partners,” Souza said.
Source: Reason

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Watch: The Amazing Ruby Seadragon

The ruby seadragon is only the third kind of seadragon ever recorded, the other being the instantly recognisable leafy seadragon, which has a green and orange hue.

The first recorded specimen of the uniquely adorned creature washed up on Cottesloe Beach in 1919 and was until now thought to be a common seadragon, which has yellow and purple hues. 

Through DNA sampling technology and research linking it to other specimens, it was shown in 2015 to be a new species.

The new images showed another striking difference, the ruby seadragon does not have leaf-like appendages that camouflage its fellow seadragons.

The researchers were also surprised to find that the ruby seadragon has a tail it may use to cling on to the rocks, to avoid being swept away by strong sea surges.

Common and leafy seadragons cannot bend their tails, which raises questions about the evolution of tails in this group of organisms, according to the researchers.

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