We show you how to have fun while burning calories on a last-minute Orlando vacation.
For many, it's the last chance for a summer vacation, so why not take advantage of Orlando's "deal season," which runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 30? And should you go, make it one of your most active vacations yet—by taking on all the theme parks.
In our July 2013 issue, we recently showcased Orlando as one of our fittest vacation destinations due to the city's many offerings for adventure and fitness enthusiasts. As Orlando is perhaps the most known for its theme parks, I decided to estimate how active I could really be while exploring some of these parks. So I strapped on my sports watch to see how many miles I could walk and calories I could burn while exploring five great Orlando theme parks: Disney's Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, Universal's Islands of Adventures, Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld.
It’s easy to pack on the pounds over the holidays—especially when you are faced with questions like “can I get a grande-size amount of whipped cream on my tall peppermint latte” or “does watching football in my Snuggie count as aerobics?” When you add in shopping errands and family gatherings, maintaining your weight over a busy holiday schedule seems doubtful.
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When you start craving everything a la mode, don’t be so quick to blame it on your mood. According to Dr. Michael Murray, co-author of Hunger Free Forever, sweet tooth cravings often result from a sudden drop in blood sugar.