Stay Fit and Have Fun on Your Next Holidays

There are a lot of people who think that a standard run-of-the-mill holiday would be the best way to spend time at their favourite travel location. But holidays can be so much more fun and a lot more exciting if you do them off the beaten path, away from those places where everyone else goes.

campervanI do not think that booking into a hotel at one of the already overcrowded tourist destinations makes for a great holiday. If you ask me, those types of holidays don’t really excite me a lot at all!

I found that camping is a lot more fun than staying in hotel rooms.

And when I say “camping” I don’t mean that you will have to bring your sleeping bag and a tent. I am talking about getting a fully equipped camper van for your next holiday travels.

The truth is, in the past I had booked into some hotels that provided me less comfort and luxury than I have today when I go travel with my camper. My van has everything I need, this includes a nice kitchen area, a couch, a table, a fridge and a shower. I can go wherever I want, I can get up whenever I want, I can prepare my own food and drink and it don’t rely on anyone, no overpriced hotels and no expensive hotel restaurants!

In recent years, self catering has actually gotten even more affordable especially in countries such as in Spain or Italy! Prices for groceries there have dropped compared to the last few years,  thanks to the strong British pound! This means that having a nice holiday at that those places is even cheaper today than it was some years ago. Pretty much any holiday destination today will have a supermarket where you can buy everything you will require during your stay without having to spend a lot of money.

A VW camper van hire can be a great start when you want to go on an exciting holiday. You will always have the option to just book a camper van for the duration of your holidays and if you start to really like this type of travel  like I do you might even want to purchase your very own camper van!

What is a Workstation Assessment?

A workstation assessment is a professional ergonomics assessment of a workstation or other type of workplace. Such an assessment is usually done when a business or company needs to have their workstations tested whether they conform to modern ergonomic standards.

workstationWhat’s special about a professional workstation assessment is that it takes into account not only the most obvious issues when it comes to poor ergonomics (for example non-ergonomic office chairs or desks), but also looks at various other environmental factors that can have an impact on your employee’s health and well-being.

Since many of those factors cannot be assessed by untrained personal, it needs a professional assessment to uncover them.

Depending on the business, its size or its number of employees and workstations, a workstation assessment can be performed on-site or online.

While the ergonomics professionals will be present to inspect workplaces in the first case, in the latter case the assessment can be performed by employees themselves when they use a online workstation assessment system. The employees are then asked a series of questions that will help to uncover weaknesses in workplace ergonomics.

In the United Kingdom, companies that specialize in  workplace ergonomics can often not only perform the assessments but can also supply the needed ergonomic office furniture such as ergonomics desks and chairs.

The result of the workplace assessment will let you know what you need to do to make your workstations more ergonomic.

You can find more information about workplace ergonomics at

The World’s Fittest Man: Paddy Doyle from Solihull

Paddy Doyle, from Solihull, West Midlands may be the world’s fittest man according to an article at The Daily Mail. The article shows that Mr. Doyle started breaking records as early as back in 1987.

Paddy DoyleThe 49 years old former paratrooper holds no less than 55 Guinness world records. Among them:

* Most one-armed push ups, a startling 4,000 per day in one single year.
* The most sit-ups in five hours while holding a 50lb steel plate.
* He completed the fastest cross-country marathon carrying 40 lbs backpack.

Along with his 55 Guinness records, Paddy holds another (!) 149 records which however are approved by other bodies according to the article.

It is rather safe to say that Paddy Doyle may well be the world’s fittest man!

Where To Learn Yoga?

Finding Yogo Classes In Your TownUnless you have live in a town where you have a community collage nearby, finding a location where you can attend yoga, fitness or health classes can be difficult if not impossible.

For most of us, what this means is either long drives to the next big town or learning the essentials from books. However, there is a way to visit fitness classes which you might possibly not have heard of yet.

Almost any town today, even small ones have a fitness center or a gym. Recently, increasingly more fitness gyms in the United Kingdom are also offering yoga classes and similar courses. It can be a good idea if you check your local fitness gyms whether they offer such classes. A good gym will usually always have a website where you can see whether they offer yoga classes. Should you not find a website for your local gym, simple call them up or go by in person.

Most of the time, those classes should be reasonable priced. So if you have a  gym in your town this is definitely something you should look into! If you live in Hackney, I recommend Yoga in Hackney at the fantastic London Fields Fitness studio which I personally love!

First Aid Training Courses For Your Club

first-aid-coursesIf we’re talking sports, injuries can always happen.

This is the reason why having your sports club or team members educated in first aid can be immensely helpful.

If you know proper first aid techniques you can immediately attend to an injured person, be it on the soccer field, in the ring or amongst your spectators.

This is extremely important in those minutes until a doctor is available. In some cases, knowing about first aid can actually save lives.

First aid training courses are a convenient way to have your entire team learn about first aid techniques. In the United Kingdom you can find several providers today who can actually come to your club and educate your members on site. They can do this for sports clubs and teams but also for companies or any other type of organization.

Most of those first aid training course providers offer first aid training of various levels. There is basic first aid or classes that can be more specialized. Think about the differences in first aid techniques for a diving club, a soccer team or a race track! Reliable providers can advise you in what type of training classes would be best for your club. Simply contact them and tell them about your specific requirements.

If you happen to be in Cornwall, you can look into first aid courses in Cornwall. There are several providers who various training courses for you to choose from and their prices are normally reasonable. Always know: If your club is educated in first aid it will benefit everyone!

What Is The Best School For Sports In The United Kingdom?

ailesbury-high-schoolIf you ever wondered what school in the United Kingdom would be the best when it comes to sports, here’s the answer:

Ailesbury High School is now officially the U.K.’s best sporting state school according to an article at the Bucksherald.

School Sport magazine  just awarded the accolade to the school. Ailesbury High School stood out among the rest of schooling institutions in the UK.

To begin with, four of the school’s sports teams are current national champions in cross country, badminton, basketball and netball. But that is not all! Ailesbury high school has several other sport teams that have reached national finals.

The head of physical education at Ailesbury High School, Ali Arber to the press:  “We have some very strong individuals in a range of sports, but it is not enough to just put talented players together; our team spirit shines through in every sport and our teams regularly receive praise for the considerate and friendly way in which they approach competition, while still having the hunger to win.’
Headteacher Alan Rosen, who himself competes at national level in orienteering, believes that sport is an essential part of the curriculum. Enjoyable, well-taught sport brings real benefits both to individuals and to the whole school.”

The award was given after the magazine examined UK schools based on their rating among 20 different sports across more than 120 different disciplines.

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Rodriguez Dreams Of Real Madrid

James Rodriguez says it is a dream of him to join Real Madrid, but it will likely just be a dream and he’ll stay with his current club Monaco.

There are rumours about Madrid wanting to buy the 23-year-old forward player with a 70million euros (£55million) swoop. Rodriguez is one of the players in Brazil who stands out with his scoring charts with six goals leading.

Just last season he joined Monaco from Porto for a fee of approximately £38.5million. In an interview he said he would relish the chance to line up alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spanish newspaper Marca cites him saying: “It’s really flattering to know that a club like Madrid, of such magnitude, are interested in me. It would be a dream to sign for the team of my dreams. I have a great deal of respect for other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately Real Madrid are Real Madrid. I’ve always had a thing for them.”

He continued: “It’s a dream, as I said, but also a privilege to play alongside players of such quality, all those world-class stars. It’s my life’s dream. If this finally happens, I only want to enjoy it.”