What do you see when you imagine the “picture of health”? Do you see someone who is laid up in a bed, in the 80s, who cannot fend for themselves? Or do you see that same 80-year-old person living in their own house and doing their own yard work? Many may think the latter is impossible, but it is not. In fact, this is totally within your grasp. Aging is a process we all have to go through, but it does not have to be bad. In fact, it can be quite rewarding if you take your own health and fitness into your own hands.When it comes to proper health and fitness, there are two main factors – your diet and your exercise routine. Over the years people have been taught that in order to be considered to be “fit” you had to work out – cardiovascular – for hours a day. However, for proper health and fitness, this is not the case. When it comes to good health and fitness you must have one thing – healthy muscle tone and mass.This is something many people do not think of. Unfortunately we have been trained / taught that proper health and fitness simply means that you are slender and eat like a bird. This is not to say that you need massive muscles like a body builder – leave that to the professionals. It simply means that you work, tone, and build the natural muscles that your body has. Working out 2-3 times a week for about 30 minutes a session will push these muscles to their max; you will look good not bulky so don’t fret.Here’s the cool thing, muscles naturally burn fat too. So, what this means is that as you work and tone your muscles – throughout your life – you shouldn’t really have to worry about fat mass because you will already be working it off. As you can see this is a great start to proper health and fitness. But, remember, make these changes part of your life; if you want them to work they are not temporary.Okay, so to feed your muscles and your body, and work towards proper health and fitness you must also eat a well-balanced diet. This is to say, stop cutting calories and make sure you are eating enough to fuel your body. The average person should be eating 1500-1800 calories every day. (With a proper strength training routine you will likely be closer to the larger end of the scale.) Over time you will find what works best for you as each person is just a little different.But, for true health and fitness you need to go back to the basics of the food pyramid; stick with the outer aisles of the grocery store – fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and nuts and grains. If you fill 80% of your diet with these foods you will be the image of health and fitness. The combination of these two lifestyle changes will put you on the path to being that 80-year-old doing your own yard work; you will be the elder person that everyone is either envious of or dreams to be.
Wellington is one of the most exciting cities in the world, appealing to people of every kind and backgrounds. The city has an amazing night life and diversity of cultures that make people to come here, looking for a good time ahead, in addition to attracting young travelers. Visitors looking forward to combine their love of the outdoors with their adventurous spirits would find Wellington a great holiday destination. The adventure activities of the city go well with all levels of confidence and sense of adventure. If adrenalin runs through your veins, you can try your hand at kayaking, quad biking or go for mounting biking at Makara Peak.Wellington is a gourmet’s delight, what with delicatessens, restaurants and cafes. The capital city is known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, famous for its tucked-away bars, award-winning restaurants, quirky cafes and some great coffee. The city’s restaurants have won coveted Supreme Restaurant of the year award for three consecutive years. The diverse cuisine of the city caters to every taste and budget.For backpackers in Wellington, there are hostels that offer accommodation in a great atmosphere. By staying in these hostels, you can enjoy the thrilling experiences that Wellington has to offer, all for less money, given the good quality service, clean and safe stay for people travelling on a budget. These accommodations provide facilities and amenities that match the best in the industry.A belief exists that backpackers are on tight budget. But, in real life, these people spend more time in traveling further and stay for longer period compared to other travelers. They mostly try to spend less on accommodation, always looking for value for money spend and may not always opt for the cheapest availability. Their travel expenses mostly revolve on other activities.A primary motive of backpackers is social contact, like partying and friendships. They mostly like to meet fellow travelers and local people. They stay for longer duration compared to international visitors and prefer to travel on less visited places, looking for diverse experiences in different locations. Their itineraries and travel plans are flexible with few real bookings.They are mostly drawn to adventure tours and attractions that ask for active participation, mostly authentic types that New Zealand has to offer, which do not fall under mainstream tourist experiences. A special interest of backpackers is about Aboriginal culture and their way of life.A good number of these people plan to be involved as casual worker to supplement their funds.A special note worth mentioning here is that the term ‘backpacker’ is widely used in New Zealand and Australia. Nowadays, the term is also used overseas while referring to hostels and tours. However, the term could have a different meaning in the US where they refer to Bushwalker.The image of New Zealand as a safe, youthful, dynamic, friendly, fun-loving and natural English-speaking country is a major cause of appeal for these people. Their growing market has led to wide demand for inexpensive accommodations that are comparatively safe, clean, standard and give right value for money. A large number of hostels have come up in the last few years, including Backpackers Nelson.