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Keeping in Shape When You Travel a Lot

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When it comes to fitness, the ones who can stick to a regular workout get the most benefits. But there are many factors that may disrupt any exercise routine and traveling is one of them. If you have been spending too much time traveling for your work, you have probably experienced missing out on some workouts that you often do at home. The good news is that you could always find many ways to get the workout you need. You can enjoy the benefits of exercise even if you neither have the time nor access to a gym. And since you travel a lot, it is high time to give other physical activities a try to protect your health on the road.

Find Ways to Stay on Your Feet

Think about your typical day at work or when you travel. You might be surprised to the number of hours you spend sitting down. Try to cut back on the hours you spend on your seat. Use your breaks to stand up or go for a short walk along the hallway or outside your office building. If you are on a road trip, use the road stops not just for food breaks. Eat standing up or walk around before heading back to your car. At your business trip destinations, use public transport when possible instead of driving a rental car or getting around by cab.

Take a stroll. Some business trips barely leave time for some leisure activities. You can use whatever little extra time you can spare by waking up earlier to take a stroll near your hotel to. This is a good chance to stretch your muscle or maybe even go for a run while exploring the sights around you.

Keep Workout Clothes Handy

Pack with exercise in mind. Bring your workout shoes and appropriate clothing. This ensures that you would not have to miss out on exercise just because you do not have suitable workout gears. You can also add a jump rope to your luggage.

A 10 to 20-minute moderate to high-intensity jumping rope exercise in your hotel room gives you a good cardio workout. If you think about it, short bursts of physical activities throughout the day are much better than not exercising at all.

You can also lace up your shoes and head out for a walk or run outside. Even if you are traveling for business reasons, it would be a waste to miss the opportunity to do some sightseeing. An early morning run could bring you to nearby tourist attractions. It might even be a great time to enjoy the scenery without the usual throng of people.

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Wearing a Helmet for Goodness’ Sake

A welding helm is just one of the protective gears you need to wear when you’re welding. Apart from a helmet, you also need gloves, appropriate clothing (an overall), and the proper footwear. Whether you’re an expert or beginner in welding, you’ll need a helmet to protect your face, especially your eyes.

Uses of a Helmet

A welding helmet is a headgear is made to keep your face and neck protected from flash burns, sparks, heat, and UV light caused by welding.

Typically used with arc welding jobs such as gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and shielded arc welding, helms are crucial tools to prevent arc eye—a condition where the eyes’ cornea is inflamed. In addition, helmets keep your retina from burns which can cause blindness.

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Arc eye and vision loss can occur when there is unprotected exposure to highly concentrated infrared and UV rays, which are expelled by the welding arc.

UV emissions can also harm your skin if it’s unguarded, leading to a sunburn-like problem. Aside from the radiation, gasses and splashes can also damage your eyes and skin.

If you’re wise, you’ll wear a welding helmet before any welding operation.

Modern Helms

Welding helmets today evolved from the helms launched by Willson Products in 1937.  Helms usually come with a window that’s covered with a lens shade—the filter through which the user is able to see what he/she is working on. The window can be made of tinted glass, tinted plastic, or a variable-density filter which is made from a pair of polarized lenses.

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The recent development in welding helmets is the auto-darkening filter introduced by the Hornell International. They used an LCD electronic shutter that darkens by itself whenever sensors detect the bright welding arc.

Thanks to this filter, welders no longer need to nod their heads to lower the helmets over their faces. The most significant advantage of this technology is its power to save the time of the welder by ruling out the need for adjustments. It also reduces the risk of being exposed to the welding arc while making adjustments.

So when all is said and done, there’s one last thing I should say:

For goodness’ sake, wear a welding helmet!

Staying Active Even If You’re Idling More Often Than Usual

 

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Are you the kind of person who prefer staying indoors all day? Or are you the kind of person who just love staying indoors all day? Are you the kind of person who stay indoors and do chores all day at home? Or are you the kind of person who only stay indoors and make reports all day at work?

You see, staying indoors is not about idling on what you want to do. You also see, staying indoors is not about idling on what you need to do.

And that’s why…

Regardless of what you want to do all day and even if you’re idle oftentimes and more than, staying active should be your utmost priority. Regardless of what you need to do all day and even if you’re idle sometimes but more than usual, staying active should still be your utmost priority.

Because without it, you will never even think about of what you love to do all day. Because without it, you will never even think about of what you should be making all day.

Those being said, here’s one effective way to stay active even if you’re idling more often than usual:

Go DIY.

Believe it or not, going DIY is more than just allowing yourself to showcase your creative ideas in the things you do. Believe it or not as well, going DIY is more than just allowing yourself to showcase your innovative thoughts on the things you make. Going DIY is also about staying active even if you’re idling oftentimes and more than usual, in the form of being able to do things that you want to do and doing things the way you want it to be done. Going DIY is also about staying active even if you’re idle sometimes but more than usual, in the form of being able to do things that you need to do and doing things the way you need it to be done.

It could be something as easy as painting on a canvass in the living room. It could also be as hard as carving on a woodblock in the back patio. Regardless and even if you’ll just sit all day doing one of these things, you would still be able to stay active just as one can be as that person makes it a point to exercise regularly outdoors by running around the block a couple of times or cycling around the park a number of times.

Carving on a woodblock in the back patio? Don’t forget to check out this miter saw stand for the job!

Why You Need To Stay Active

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Staying active is not just about running outside for at least 2 hours per day. It’s also not just about doing chores the entire day at home. It’s not even about making reports the entire day at work.

It’s about moving your body around, no matter what you’re doing and no matter where you’re going.

It’s about moving enough to make your body accustomed to any kind of physical condition. It’s also about moving enough to make your mind accustomed to any kind of mental condition. It’s even about moving enough to make your heart accustomed to any kind of emotional condition.

In other words, staying active is about moving your body enough to survive – no matter what happens in your life.

Even more so, you need to stay active:

To Realize The Importance Slowing Down In Life

It’s one thing for us to see how fast life can be. It’s another for us to see how slow life can be. Sure, life is a race. And sure, life is competitive. However, it’s the kind of race where you get to set your own pace. It’s also the kind of race where you get to set your own time. It’s even the kind of race where you get to set your own decision. Simply put, it’s the kind of race where you are encouraged to slow down at least once in a life to fully experience all that you’ve set.

Thus, you need to stay active to realize the importance of slowing down in life. You need to stay active to realize that one doesn’t need to do things more than usual. You need to stay active to realize that one doesn’t need to think more than usual. You need to stay active to realize that one doesn’t need to feel more than usual.

All you need to do is move your body around, no matter what you’re doing and no matter where you’re going – just like what’s featured on this essay about trips, even if people are more into idle tasks.

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