Phoenix, Las Vegas and Palm Springs start cooling off as we head into autumn. With travel prices (as well as temperatures) down from summer highs, the Southwest is a great place to head for some golfing fun.
I've played soccer all my life. I've had ups, I've had downs and I've had several injuries. The most regrettable injuries I've had are the times when I've been too rushed lazy to switch from my cleats to regular shoes. You see, what non-sports playing individuals might not realize is while cleats are absolutely wonderful at providing traction on grass and turf terrain, they're downright hazardous when it comes to concrete.
In my opinion, they're almost as dangerous as rollerblades on concrete--and easily just as socially unacceptable.
Baseball is one of America's favorite pastimes. Kids love to play catch with their dads. Not only is it fun way to spend the afternoon but also a great way for parents to bond with their children. Gadgets sports toys make a simple game like catch even more fun-tastic and are a great gift idea for the holidays.
The surprising fact is that you start racking up calories burned even before you arrive to your destination. Yes, the hour it takes to pack (or unpack) your bags burns up about 118 calories. Then just the act of traveling (lugging your bags through a busy airport, negotiating the signs in a foreign train station) can burn an average of 117 calories per hour. You can even burn calories while waiting around at the airport! Here's how:
Carry-On Bag Curls. Do curls with your carry-on or purse to tone your biceps, shoulders, back, even your core. It can be a total upper-body toning session. Don't worry if you tire yourself out, you're about to be sedentary on an airplane seat for the next several hours. May as well make the most of your freedom of movement now!Terminal Lunges. You may look a bit nutty lunging around the terminal, but honestly, who cares? It's not like you are ever going to see these people again. With generally an hour to kill, why sit around and twiddle your thumbs when you could be getting a good leg and butt workout?Calf Raises. Feel the need to be a little more discrete? I get it. Calf raises are a great way to tone your legs without being too obvious. It's perfect for those long boarding lines. You don't have anything else to do, so why not work out? Wall Sit. No available seats? Great! Instead of sitting on the disgustingly dirty floor, pretend to take a seat with a wall sit. Push your back up against the wall, step your feet about 2-feet from the wall (the length of your quad muscles), then bend your knees so that your hamstrings are parallel to the ground (as if you're sitting on a chair). Hold this position for as long as you can- which will likely be only about 60 seconds.2. HOTEL ROOM WORKOUT
There is always some extra time spent doing nothing in your hotel room. Instead of nothing, do some exercises! No, you don't need to go to the gym or even put on appropriate attire. There are exercises you can do in your hotel room… even while watching TV!
That's right folks, in honor of Kick-Ass opening nationwide (remember, it's not for the kiddies, this is grown up stuper-zero shenanigans), this week's wacky product of the week blog is all about how YOU can become your very own fighter of crime and righter of wrongs. (Disclaimer: Savings.com does not endorse the use or purchase of these ridiculous items, nor does the company encourage you to use what you find here to begin a career of super-villainy.)
That bit of "if you try this, it isn't my fault" PC business out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.