Cycling is a workout for the whole body

Of all the exercises that can help you to lose excess fat , cycling is one of the coolest . We have a pretty solid explanation of why this is so and now it will not save :

The benefits of cycling

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Cycling is one of easiest aerobics exercises because of its diversity and the opportunity for flexible pace.

Does not require weights , so keep joints, muscles and ligaments .

Burn a lot of calories – a man about 80 kg. , At an average pace of riding burn 500 calories per hour.

You have a strong social impact , especially if friends or family.

You can practice it outside and inside.

Trained heart and lungs , the leg muscles and the muscles in the upper body .

Relatively safe is just for all ages.

Can be combined with many other workouts.

It’s getting safer to practice in urban environments.

Improves your cardio fitness and gives you more energy.

Avoid lifestyle that leads to heart disease , high blood pressure and diabetes.

You can spend time with your loved ones without missing the workout.

You can meet new people .

Explore new places and enjoy nature.

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What you need to start?

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Some tips for absolute beginners :

Start out slow at short distances. Gradually increase both.

If you are alone in nature, always tell someone where you are going .

If you are in town – watch out for pedestrians , use lights decline earlier , beware of cars (the latter tend to be terrible ) .

Vary your route every day.

When buying a bike , choose carefully the size . When should straddle the frame between the top part and crotch you have at least three fingers off .

Drink water frequently .

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Of all the weight loss exercises , no one that have a good balance between efficiency and diversity. Now you know why we love it so .

 Your turn is fun and be cultural way . Smart cyclists are .

Tenerife

Tenerife is the biggest and best-known Canary Island, with over 10 million visitors a year, and finally the word is out that the landscape, sights and attractions here go way beyond beaches, lap dancers and the best bitter on tap.

The potpourri of experiences includes 350km of coast; tropical-forest walks and designer-shop struts; dark forays into volcanic lava; traditional Canarian cuisine and (if you must) egg and chips. As for the drama, this is where Tenerife really does soar high and above its neighbouring islands. At 3718m the Pico del Teide is Spain’s tallest peak, surrounded by a moonscape of rock formations and intense volcanic colours. It’s fabulous walking territory; pack your lace-ups. Tenerife is also diverse enough to allow an authentic Canarian experience. Simply put, the further you head away from the southwestern resorts, the fewer tourists you find. For example, the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is delightfully untainted by camera-wielding coach loads, although Carnaval gets packed with a clued-in crowd here for an experience second only to Rio in terms of raw fiesta spirit. The same cannot be said for Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Américas & Costa Adeje in the South where neon lights and over-sunned northern Europeans abound amidst the shimmering white sands of this resort-heavy area. In stark contrast, Parque Nacional del Tide in the Centre offers a bit more elbow space, at least by Tenerife standards.

Putting pleasure before business is an appealing quality of the Tinerfe√Īos, which means there is plenty of nightlife choice, ranging from spit-and-sawdust local bars to big bad discos with international DJs and foam parties.

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Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad

A stunning way to serve low-calorie fresh summer fruit, which is packed with antioxidants and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer. Fruit is marinated in a minty dressing with the subtle flavor of fresh flowers. Serve it outside and feel transported to the south of France, where lavender and other wild herbs and flowers are popular companions to fresh fruit.

Silence is .. Music in yoga

I do not know how you ‘re used , but there are people who always practice yoga music (in fact, do almost everything with musical ) in which there is nothing wrong , in fact .

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The truth is that properly selected playlist has the potential to contribute to a successful and full implementation of the session , improve concentration practice and to deepen and develop his positive feelings during the occupation .Of course, when it comes to yoga, in any case it is not advisable speakers to ” blow ” if you know what I mean. It is recommended that the music is quiet and relaxing , allowing the mind to accept it and use it the right way , not to distract him .

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However, if you have music ” yogini ” However , it is good from time to time to stay quiet . At least advise colleagues specialized magazine “Yoga Journal”. According to the same practice in silence is useful because it helps individuals to hear and observe the “natural ” sounds of their environment , and to hear the story of their inner voice , which can be muted by the pieces of your favorite band.

Otherwise , remove the headphones sometimes – it will not harm you!

Dolceacqua

Dolceacqua, un borgo medievale ai piedi del Castello dei Doria…

Un ponte in pietra che si specchia in un’ansa del Nervia: l’immagine classica di Dolceacqua, il borgo ligure che, fra caruggi oscuri e cantine odorose, ci riporta ai secoli oscuri del dominio feudale, in un’intensa evocazione di suggestioni storiche.

Il castello, presenza arcigna e inquietante, protezione e dominio, domina con le sue severe torri quadrangolari buona parte della valle. I secoli ne hanno visto le successive distruzioni e ricostruzioni, nel vorticoso succedersi delle vicende del casato dei Doria.
Guelfi e Ghibellini, Doria e Grimaldi, Francesi e Spagnoli . Le pietre che vediamo oggi hanno resistito a decine di assedi e saccheggi, hanno visto periodi di prosperit√† e di decadenza ma non hanno resistito all’abbandono degli uomini.¬† I recenti Restuauri hanno reso accessibile la corte interna ed il cortile superiore.
Il ponte che incanto’ Claude Monet nel 1884, √® un esile arco di pietra che per secoli rimase l’unico collegamento fra i due nuclei storici di Dolceacqua: la Terra, con il suo intrico di caruggi che portano al castello e il Borgo, al di qua del fiume, estensione urbana di tempi piu’ sereni.
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Azerbaijan

Neither Europe nor Asia, Azerbaijan is an incredible tangle of contradictions and contrasts. It’s a fascinating nexus of ancient historical empires. Yet it’s also a new nation finding its feet as it emerges from a war-torn post-Soviet chrysalis on a petroleum-funded gust of optimism. Surrounded by semi-desert on the oil-rich Caspian Sea, the nation’s cosmopolitan capital Baku is a dynamic boomtown, where flashy limousines and mushrooming skyscrapers sweep around a picturesque Unesco-listed ancient core. Yet barely three hours’ drive away lies an entirely different world: timeless villages clad in lush orchards from which shepherd tracks lead into the soaring high Caucasus mountains. Where Baku is multilingual and go-ahead, the provinces shuffle to the gently paced click of nard (backgammon) on tree-shaded teahouse terraces: women stay home, herds of cattle wander aimlessly across highways, and potbellied bureaucrats scratch their heads in confusion on finding that an outsider has wandered into their territory.

Visiting the country takes creativity and imagination, as the tourist industry is at best ‚Äėnascent‚Äô. Although there are plenty of rural ‚Äėrest-zones‚Äô for holidaying city folk, they cater mainly for locals who want to unwind with hefty feasts and family chats, so rarely provide any activities. Very few people outside Baku speak English, but the challenge is a great part of the appeal. So where to, then? Southern Azerbaijan is one of the country’s more pleasant regions, both along the coast and inland: L”ônk”ôran is a quaint seaside town famed for its flowers, while Masalli & around makes a good entry point for exploring the Talysh mountains. Northern Azerbaijan is where you’ll find the Caucasus Mountains and the incredible village of Xinaliq, with its jaw-dropping views and traditional mountain culture. And for something completely different (in a country full of completely different travel experiences!), there’s always the remote and intriguing enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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‘La Tomatina’ in Spain

Nearly 20,000 people took part in the traditional tomato fight in the Spanish city Bunyol. For the holiday known as Tomatina, six trucks were provided with 130 tons of ripe tomatoes inform NTV. Upon completion of the tomato battle, the streets are washed thoroughly fire trucks. The annual festival attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. Because of the recession, however, city hall to introduce pavi time fee. To be included in the tomato battle had to pay 10 euros. City residents are exempt from the fee.

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According to Mayor Fernando Giraldosa, the cost of these one hundred tons of tomatoes are ‚ā¨ 28,000 (around 53 cents kg bd) and the total for the festival exceeded 90,000. However – said the mayor – in the city is not a loss, but rather benefited from the influx of tourists.

Bali Indonesia

Bali is a world away from the rest of Indonesia, and it’s a longstanding favorite with independent travelers. Itinerant surfers started coming as early as the 1930s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that surfing holidays in Bali became fashionable. Today, the island legacy continues, and Bali sees as many bohemian surfers as it does affluent resort tourists. With miles of luxurious coastline and a range of accommodation in Bali, this small island has room enough for everyone.

Indonesia may have the world’s largest Muslim population, but Bali fosters its own distinct culture. Hinduism has flourished here for nearly 2,000 years. Away from the beaches are fascinating Hindu temples, cultural exhibitions, terraced rice fields and colorful festivals all worthy of a visit ‚Äď any many photos.

Kuta is the busiest resort district in Bali, with a few of the top luxury hotels in Bali. Behind the main waterfront is a spread of budget guesthouses that are still within easy walking distance of the beach. From here it’s a short trip by taxi or rented motorbike to Uluwatu, a massive limestone peninsula jutting out in the sea. Tourists visit Uluwatu to see the temple, go surfing or watch the sun set over the majestic cliffs. Nusa Dua/Benoa is another major tourist area, with scores of high-end, big name hotels.

Legian is another must-see. This relaxed beach boasts excellent surf and a strip of restaurants and bars near the onsite hotels. Life in Legian begins and ends on the beach. Surf shops give lessons by day, and then give way to lively bars and live music venues after sunset. Kuta Beach is also legendary and offers up a smorgasbord of luxury beachfront resorts.

Further south is Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport, one of Indonesia’s busiest travel hubs. Flights connect to prominent cities across southern Asia, and most of the major hotels in Bali offer free transfers from the airport. For those not staying in a hotel near Bali airport, metered taxis and rental cars are easily arranged around the Arrivals Hall.

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Interesting facts about tea

Maybe tea is the oldest beverage in the world. The first evidence of tea dates back to 4.700 years .

Of all the liquids that are consumed in the world, tea is the second after water.

Here are some facts about tea :

  • Today, England is first in drinking tea per capita – more than 4 kg per year .
  • The largest tea country in the world is India – it gives a third of the global production of tea. A cup of tea is the symbol of Indian hospitality.
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  • ¬†Basic rival India’s tea production is Sri Lanka, where tea is drunk with flavor – it often has the scent of chocolate, mango , cherry , raspberry or strawberry. In Central Asia, mainly strong ¬†green tea is consumed without adding sugar.
  • ¬†The Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition . Every tenth young Japanese woman is trained to create herself a complete tea ceremony . The training lasts three years and the girl gets different master degrees .
  • ¬†” Tea has only two names in the world “
    The English word ¬†“tea”, and its variations tay, tey, the, derive from Chinese dialect (Amoy). Another ¬†variation in Bulgaria , coming back from the Chinese language (Mandarin) – “cha”. Different countries call tea in one of the two ways. Some use both names. If you order in England “hot cup of cha”, with pleasure and no doubt will serve you a hot cup of tea.
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  • Tea contains 50% less caffeine ¬†compared to¬†coffee , which makes it an excellent alternative for those who are sensitive to caffeine. One cup of black tea contains half the caffeine of a cup of coffee . Moreover, a large amount of caffeine in ¬†tea is being removed during the first 30 seconds of steaming . Putting your tea in hot water for half a minute , and then changing the water , reduces the caffeine to a minimum.
  • First to offer tea bags is a merchant from New YorkThomas Sullivan. The reason was the high cost of the metal box for tea samples. This occurs in the period 1904-1908¬† the last century. Although this discovery is considered to be an aid to the tea , many people around the world have criticized him sharply. The opinion of the connoisseurs of tea is definite – the drink of scalding tea leaves is much more pleasant and impressive.

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  • ” Green and black tea – two different tea? “
    Whether in fact green and black tea come from the same plant ? In the 17th , 18th century, no one was sure of this because  tea merchants were not allowed in China and information for the production of tea was scarce. Later , in the 19th century Englishmen found growing wild tea bushes in India. In 1905 . tea got its official Latin name РCamellia silensis. It is itself the raw material for the production of green and black tea. The difference is in the period of fermentation .
  • Brits have their habits regarding tea. Pour milk first , then tea. Put a spoon in the cup – length character that have had enough and are not willing to make . Someone who is not familiar with the local label can greatly suffer. Once a prince named December Brolin was forced to drink 12 glasses ai , before he knew about the operation, with spoon .
  • ¬†” Tea is incredibly useful “
    One cup of white tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as ten glasses of apple juice ! Although more attention is paid to the health effects of green and white tea, black tea along has many nutrients . Tea regulates cholesterol , boosts the immune system and is beneficial to the heart.It also has a positive effect on teeth and gums. It is believed that the consumption of tea is a way of preventing cancer.
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Benefits of kiwi

Kiwi contains an abundance of antioxidants, lutein and many vitamin E. This tropical fruit is good for the cardiovascular system and eyesight. Kiwi reduces hypertension and normal activity of the circulatory system. Until those conclusions are reached U.S. researchers from Dallas.

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Nutritionists constantly studying a wide variety of fruits and their benefits on the body. Tropical areas are rich in various chemical elements and vitamins, and the substances necessary for the human body.

Kiwi now takes its rightful place among the useful tropical fruits along with pineapples, avocados and citrus.

Ten things fast food industry does not want you to know

-These are not very known facts about your favorite fast food restaurants can make you think next time you order:
 
¬†-McDonald’s reported the highest sales growth in the crisis year 2008, more than in 2006 or 2007, opening almost 600 new restaurants this year. ¬†
“>The circuit is able to take advantage of the recession by offering cheap food.
 
-User to Reddit, who says he is a former employee of the chain McDonald’s, says that once left on the counter Chicken Nugget longer and they “melt-through”. ¬†
“>Which does not prevent Nugget to be “still delicious,” he says.

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-Fast food companies get huge profits at the expense of low pay of its employees. A report by the National Employment Law Project 60% of low-paid workers in the U.S. work for large corporations and 90% of these corporations have made a profit last year.  
-And 40% of low-wage workers working in fast food chains.
 
-Most fast food chains clean everything, including trays and nozzles machines for beverages superkontsentrirani chemicals at the end of the day.  

-If you are one of the first customers of the morning, there is a greater danger residues of chemicals end up in food or drink you.
 
-Traces of grill that you see are not real. “>Fast food chains are very precise in their ads, so the food there looks much more juicy and delicious than it actually is.

-Sad secret of chili that is made from outdated meat for burgers.
 
-If you want to eat healthy, you should forget even salads.  
-In some of McDonald’s salads have as many calories as a Big Mac.
 
-In McDonalds beef for a burger is fully cooked for 38 seconds and a quarter chicken for 70 seconds.  

-High temperatures accelerate the process of cooking up this amazing speed, but at the cost of very, very fat. 
  
 -A huge number of employees in fast food chains still believe in the myth of the 10 seconds, according to which if food falls and be lifted from the floor in less than ten seconds, it remains fully suitable for eating.
 
Most calorie food chain in the world served Outback Steakhouse. “>Potatoes with cheese chain contains 2900 calories and the simple fried onions – 2310.

Zakynthos Greece

Zante is the flower of the East.

Zákynthos (Zante) is a verdant island endowed with fertile valleys and a temperate climate (area: 406 sq. km; coastline: 123 km). Its landscape diversity has resulted in different types of beaches: there are sandy beaches in secluded coves where the tranquil waters are deep blue on the island’s southeastern part; yet, if rugged cliffs and an interesting underwater world are to your liking, try the western part of the island.
The Venetians, who ruled Z√°kynthos from 1484 to 1797, called the island ‚ÄúFioro di Levante‚ÄĚ (flower of the East) as there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Z√°kynthos. The third largest island of the Ionian Sea, after Corfu and Kefaloni√°, is internationally known as ‚ÄúZante‚ÄĚ. Z√°kynthos is said to have been the island‚Äôs first inhabitant and the ancient acropolis is attributed to him. He was the son of Dardanos who ruled the ancient kingdom of Frigia. A Venetian fort was built at later times on the site.

The Venetian architectural influence has left its stamp on Zante despite the damage sustained due to the seismic activity in the area. After the ravaging 1953 earthquake and the ensuing fire, a number of historical buildings and churches burned to the ground. Consequently, the significant treasures these buildings were housing perished. The town was rebuilt according to a plan where strict anti-seismic specifications applied and, to a large extent, respecting the town’s former architectural structure.

On Zante, great care is taken to protect two endangered animal species, namely the caretta aretta sea turtle and the monachus monachus seal.

The city of Zakynthos is the capital of the island and at the same time the island’s port.

Take a tour around the city and visit:

– The Solomos Square surrounded by buildings with characteristic traditional architectural features of the island, arch-shaped windows and arcades. The bust of D. Solomos national poet of Greece dominates in the centre. Here you can also find the Public Library (with 55.000 volumes), the Post-Byzantine Museum of Zante exhibiting treasures such as statues trimmed with gold, icons and art woodcuts.

– The Post- Byzantine Museum of Zante in Solomos square, exhibits treasures such as statues trimmed with gold, icons and art woodcuts.

– The coastal road known as Strata Marina (K. Lomvardou street), which is one of the most frequented part of the city, with cafes, bars and restaurants, from the Solomos Square up to the church of the patron-saint Aghios Dionysios.

РThe Aghios Markos square. Here, in 1797, the revolutionaries (popolaroi) burnt the Libro d’ Oro and planted the tree of freedom. This paved square is the main meeting point for locals and visitors. Here, you will find the Museum of Solomos, Kalvos and Eminent Zakynthians which also hosts the bust of the Greek national poet, created by Georgios Broutos in 1902.

– Rouga: Its name is Alexandros Romas street, starting at Aghios Markos Square crossing almost the whole town. This street with the impressive arcades has been the main commercial center of the city for centuries.

– The Venetian Castle situated on a hill overhanging the town in the place of the old acropolis named Psofis.

– The Stranis hill, 2 km away from the town, offering a great view. Here, the poet Dionysios Solomos inspired the ‚ÄėHymn to Liberty‚Äô (later the Greek national anthem) and the ‚ÄúFree Besieged‚ÄĚ attending the siege of the city of Messolonghi.

Visit also the remarkable churches of Zakynthos

– Aghios Nikolaos tou Molou (Solomou Square): a church of Renaissance order (17th century) with a belfry dating back to the Byzantine period. Aghios Dionysios lived here in 1853.

– Aghios Dionysios (at the new pier of the port): where the relic of the patron-saint of the island is kept in a silver larnax.

РAghios Markos (1516): The belfry of this catholic church situated at the Aghiou Markou Square is a copy of the one of Saint Mark’s basilica in Venice.

– Aghios Georgios: The army commanders Kolokotronis, Nikitaras, Fotomaras as well as other fighters of the 1821 Revolution took their vows on the icon which is kept in this church.

РPanaghia  Pikardiotissa at the outskirts of the castle.
Zakynthos is famous for its cultural life.

Some of the famous cultural Events are:

Carnival: A traditional town crier goes around the island proclaiming the program of the Carnival festivities. On the last Sunday of the Carnival is the procession of the Carnival King. The festivities end with the ‚ÄúMask Funeral‚ÄĚ.

Litany and artistic events in the memory of Aghios Dionysios on August 24th and December 17th.

Easter: The Holy Week in Zakynthos has its own character with ancient customs and an exceptional rite as far as the religious ceremonies are concerned.

The celebration of Holy Week on Zakynthos Island is considered to be unique and unforgettable both for locals and visitors to the island. At noon, on Good Friday, crowds of worshippers take part in the procession of the Crucified through the town.

In the early hours of Holy Saturday morning and starting from the ‚ÄúSaint Nicolas‚ÄĚ Cathedral Church the epitaph procession takes place in accordance with the local ancient custom, while the Bishop announces the Resurrection at sunrise.

At the first chime of the bell, the Bishop lets white doves free while from the bell tower clay vessels are thrown onto the road just as is done by all the inhabitants of the island out of their windows.

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