Travel. Be in it

Embrace active lifestyle experiences in 2019

In 2019, we’re encouraging people of all ages to embrace active lifestyle experiences and change the way they travel. 

There are travel health risks associated with the wrong type of travel that extends past accidents and illnesses. We’re talking about the risks associated with watching the world go by from the seat of a tour bus or the deck of a large boat – it’s what our team at UTracks calls the ‘click and tick’ travel experience.  

While we believe that relaxing is a crucial part of travel, we are keen to ensure that activity forms a major part of the experience. The beauty of active travel, whether it’s walking, cycling or a boat-based itinerary, is that training for the trip is a great way to get fit, you can maintain your fitness while travelling and you can still sample the local food and wine without putting on the kilos. 

We’ve all fallen into the holiday trap of eating and drinking too much, doing too little and coming home to find that our clothes are too tight. And when you take an extended break, there’s the risk that being inactive can lead to unhealthy weight gain, increased blood pressure or high cholesterol.  

A recently published American study that has found that not exercising enough puts us at greater risk than smoking, diabetes or even heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients who participated in treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. Results showed better cardio-respiratory fitness was linked to living longer, while extreme aerobic fitness provided the greatest benefits, especially to patients over 70 and patients with hypertension. The study, published in the American Medical Association Journal, found that there is no limit to how much exercise is too much – which is great news for active travellers. 

How will you embrace active lifestyle experiences in 2019?

There are travel health risks associated with the wrong type of travel that extend past accidents and illnesses. We’re talking about the risks associated with watching the world go by from the seat of a tour bus or the deck of a large boat. In 2019, UTracks is combating these risks and the 'click and tick' travel experience with our new campaign 'Travel. Be in it', which encourages people of all ages to get moving and change the way they travel.

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