Active Living

ATV Tours in the Yucatan Peninsula

ATV Tours in the Yucatan Peninsula

If you are a fan of getting as much adrenaline and fun into every day of your vacation as possible you will most likely love the ATV tours and excursions which can be found across the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The Yucatan landscape is variable and stunningly rugged in some places; this is why ATV tours present such a good way to get about and see the area. ATV Adventures ...

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Walking as Exercise

Walking as Exercise

Everyone knows that in order to live a healthier life, you should engage in regular physical activity.  The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be complicated in the least and can be quite enjoyable.  Many people believe that in order to get in shape and drop pounds, you need to regularly participate in strenuous sweat sessions that involve cardio like running.  However, research has shown that walking at ...

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Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Lazy Workout

Just about everyone would love to look and feel their best with minimal time and effort, but many fad diets and fitness gadgets leave a lot to be desired. However, once in a while, something might actually work. For instance, Electrical Muscle Stimulation (known as EMS for short) has been gaining popularity in fitness magazines, and the gadgets that produce it are now widely available for purchase online. It may ...

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Why Recovery is Important after Exercise

Why Recovery is Important after Exercise

Although it may seem like the opposite would be true, giving your body adequate periods of rest between intense workouts is an important part of the recovery process. You may think that working out every single day is the fastest and most effective way to achieve results, but without proper rest, you progress may actually stall and you are more likely to suffer from an injury. When you give your ...

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Parasailing in Mexico

Parasailing in Mexico

Mexico’s coastline is dotted with some truly fabulous destinations such as Cabo, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Waterfront hotspots like these typically have a wide range of fun activities to experience, especially those that take place in or near the water. As you plan your next vacation in Mexico, you are likely wondering which activities are worth your time and hard-earned money. Well, if heart-pumping excitement and unforgettable panoramic views are ...

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Bonnie Ringer Joins October Wellness 2017

Bonnie Ringer Joins October Wellness 2017

Villa del Palmar Cancun has embarked on yet another October Wellness festival, which is devoted to wellness of the mind, body and spirit.  Drawing inspiration from the experiences of the previous two years, manager of the Village Spa, Francisco Lugo, along with the talented team at the resort, is ensuring every detail is in place for this year’s October Wellness program.  Guests and members of the resort can look forward ...

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Is running a marathon good for you?

Running is one of the oldest and simplest forms of exercise around, but that doesn’t mean it has little to offer.  In fact, running boasts a slew of impressive health benefits, both physical and mental, especially when you are training for a marathon.  Whether you are a seasoned runner or a complete novice, running a marathon is achievable if you just start small and build up from there.  If you ...

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Health Benefits of Bathing in the Sea

The inviting water of the sea is of course something we can enjoy today, but did you know that the practice of bathing and soaking in seawater dates back to the ancient Greeks?  Their society highly regarded the mineral-rich water for its health and beauty benefits, and it was popular to soak in pools and hot tubs filled with seawater.  Nowadays, however, most of us like to take a dip ...

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Fit and Healthy at Villa del Palmar Cancun

There’s no way to deny that staying healthy is at least partly a choice; a choice which involves dedication, hard work, and car. It involves eating well, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and of course exercising! Many studies show that taking regular breaks and vacations can contribute to your overall wellbeing, too, as they can help to reduce over all levels of stress. Of course, there is always the ...

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October Wellness in Cancun

October Wellness in Cancun

Inspired by the leadership of Francisco Lugo, the Village Spa’s manager, the team at Villa del Palmar Cancun is ensuring that each element involved in the upcoming October Wellness program is spectacular so that you can achieve all of your wellness goals during your stay.   October Wellness 2017 The 2017 edition of October Wellness will be the third to date at the resort, with the tremendous success of the past two ...

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Sunscreen and Healthy Skin

Sunscreen and Healthy Skin

Pretty much everyone knows or has heard about the benefits of wearing sunscreen on a regular basis, but there remain an alarming number of people who regularly flaunt this advice. Remember that the sunshine and its UV rays don’t take a day off, and many people are caught out. Whether your “skin sins” are huge (like greasing up with olive oil before hitting the sunbeds), or relatively trivial (like forgetting ...

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Why you Should Play Basketball

Why you Should Play Basketball

You don’t need to play like Stephen Curry to benefit from this fun sport!  Regardless of your skill level, playing basketball is a terrific activity to add to your fitness regimen.  From shooting hoops by yourself to playing in a competitive league or pick-up games at the park, basketball will help whip you into shape and maintain an impressive fitness level.  Take a look at why basketball should definitely be ...

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Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for Tennis

However you like to play the game, from singles, to doubles, to playing all by yourself with the help of a backboard, tennis is a fantastic sport that will help keep both your body and mind in excellent shape.  Regardless of your age and ability, tennis provides an excellent workout that improves your cardiovascular and muscular systems while also engaging the brain with the challenge of strategy as you work ...

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Lorena Ochoa - Mexico’s Inspiration

Lorena Ochoa – Mexico’s Inspiration

Hailed as one of the greatest athletic talents in the world, Lorena Ochoa singlehandedly put Mexico on the map as far as the game of golf is concerned.  Born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the incredible professional golfer played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010.  She broke cultural and gender barriers when she became the first Mexican golfer of either gender to hold the number one spot ...

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Stay Fit on Vacation: Running on Sand

Stay Fit on Vacation: Running on Sand

Staying fit and healthy is a huge priority for many of us, and though it can be hard to keep up the enthusiasm for exercise when you’re on vacation, there are some activities you can do to keep up your routine. If you are vacationing at a beach destination, running on the beach could be a great way to enjoy the destination while working out. Just imagine starting each day ...

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