Is outdoor fitness a good option?

When do people think of going to the gym? People think of going to the gym when the are gaining weight or want to be fit. But as everyone know the real situations of the gyms that they don’t have proper trainers and even the equipment are not in place. When people join the gym they may have some or the other complications.
And even when people gain weight the first thought everyone gets is running or walking in the fresh air. But no one thinks of doing a proper workout.

But if we think of OUTDOOR FITNESS we need not worry about the bad effects of the exercise we do, because most of the exercise are body weight exercises.
As children are really small, they can opt for outdoor body weight exercises.
Outdoor fitness is a really good option for people who are adventures and want to experience new things. and don’t want to just stay in a closed room and use the same equipments again and again.
In outdoor fitness you get the direct source of vitamin D that’s the sun light. The sweat level decreases and the fumes in the body also releases. Where as in a closed room the sweat rate increases.
The best part about the outdoor fitness is that all age group can practice it.
You feel energized and feel the fresh air surrounding you.
The most important part of outdoor fitness is that is keeps your mind fresh, keeps your mental and physical health in place, personality development, better social life. No requirement of specific equipments, reduces stress, helps maintain healthy and strong bones,it is cost effective, improves your mood , redudes depression, improves focus, increases the stamina, balance the body weight, and less likely to lead injuries.

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Natural Wonders Of India To Visit!

World’s Only Floating Islands on Loktak Lake, Manipur

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Manipur is home to the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India—the Loktak Lake. This splendidly gorgeous waterbody has circular floating swamps called Phumids, which are the only ones of their kind in the world. These Phumids are a rich source of vegetation. D These heterogeneous masses of vegetation, soil and organic matter cover an area of 300 square metres. The largest of all the phumdis covers an area of 40 km2 (15 sq mi) and is situated on the south-eastern shore of the lake.

During the dry months, November through March the lake is spread over around 250 sq.Km., when the Phumids sink to the bottom of the lake and suck the nutrients from the lake bed to replenish themselves. They float again during the rainy period, when the lake is spread over 500 sq.Km. During this floating period the Phumids are at their gorgeous best.

Here you’ll find fishermen living on these islands. There are over 200 species of plants, 100 different kinds of birds, and close to 500 species of animals, including the Indian python and smasher — all, on small floating islands!

The Mysterious Aleya Ghost Lights, Bengal

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The Aleya ghost lights in Sunderbans, West Bengal will definitely spark your imagination. If you have an appetite for paranormal activities, Aleya ghost lights in West Bengal is definitely going to grab your attention! If you happen to roam in the swamps of Bengal, you might come across a nightmarish display of flickering colourful lights at a distance. In the swamps of Bengal, one can see flickering colourful lights at a distance — do not try to approach these, as they’re known to drown  you to the depth of swamps.  Scientists attribute it to ionisation of methane or geological faults (they’re not too sure), but locals believe these to be the spirits of fishermen who have died in the marshes (they are so sure). Time to find out for yourself.

It is considered to be one of the most haunted places in West Bengal and India!
Aleya ghost lights in West Bengal, is not a solitary phenomenon. These ghost lights are spotted in many parts of the world and are known by different names like “will-o’-the-wisp” or “jack-o’-lantern”. This phenomenon of Will-o’-the-wisp has both baffled and evoked people all around the world for centuries, both the men of science and religion.

The Curious Hide and Seek Beach, Odisha

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The vanishing sea at the mysterious Chandipur Beach in Odisha, India. The resort is on the Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Baleswar Railway Station. Popularly known as the Hide and Seek beach, because the sea here, literally disappears as it recedes up to 5 kilometres during low tide, and almost magically reappears a few hours later. This unique attribute of Chandipur makes it home to unique flora and fauna. It is an experience unto itself to walk on the sea bed. Horseshoe crab is also found here on the beach towards Mirzapur, the nearby fishing market and community.

 

https://www.thelandofwanderlust.com/worlds-floating-biomass-islands-loktak-lake-manipur/

https://www.nativeplanet.com/travel-guide/most-haunted-places-in-west-bengal-aleya-ghost-lights-002570.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandipur,_Odisha

https://www.makemytrip.com/blog/natural-wonders-in-india

Top 10 Australia Bucket list Destinations You Must Visit!

According to the survey of more than 4100 Australians, the top 10 Aussie bucket list destinations that people intend to visit one day are:

1. Uluru, Northern Territory

2. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

3. The Kimberley, Western Australia

4. The Whitsundays, Queensland

5. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

6. Margaret River Region, Western Australia

7. Lord Howe Island, NSW

8. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

9. Great Ocean Road, Victoria

10. Kangaroo Island, South Australia

 

For more information visit:

https://www.escape.com.au/australia/top-10-aussie-bucketlist-destinations/news-story/05253cd21c26ae3985ca1979a6765ec3

Nature Lovers Paradise!

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

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Khajjiar, commonly known as the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar sits at over 1981 meters (6500 feet) and is synonymous with picturesque beauty. Khajjiar is among the 160 locations in the world that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest. Dense forest, swathes of green meadows and beautiful snow-capped mountain vistas, make it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Visitors can indulge and enjoy adventure activities, like zorbing, trekking, paragliding and horse-riding;  the must-visit sites include the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to exotic flora and fauna, Khajji Naga Temple that dates back to the 12th century, and the Khajjiar Lake set at 1920 meters and encircled by hills, grasslands and deodar forests.

Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so. Most tourists travel to Khajjiar by private or rented vehicles.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

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Valley of Flowers is an Indian national park, located in West Rishikesh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. Nestled in the Nanda Devi Biosphere, the Valley of Flowers is the most attractive place in Uttarakhand. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Every inch of this place is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty in the form of endemic alpine flowers and diversity of flora, including medicinal herbs. It is also home to a variety of endangered species of animals, including the snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, blue sheep and musk deer, to name a few. Also, there are a host of gushing waterfalls and streams in this scenic valley. You need to trek to this beautiful valley, so be aware that July to September is the only time when trekking is allowed here.

The best time to visit Valley of Flowers depends upon your liking as the valley is for all time beautiful. If you want to see maximum number of flowers July and August is a best time, if you want to see lot of glaciers you should visit in June, to see Brahamkamal flowers at Hemkud August and September is a best time.

Getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km (10.5 mi). The nearest major town is Joshimath in Garhwal, which has convenient road connections from Haridwar and Dehradun, both about 270 km (168 mi) from Joshimath. From Delhi, one can take the train to Haridwar and then travel by bus to Govindghat via Rishikesh. Govindghat is approximately 24 km before another important destination of Badrinath. It is also possible to drive from Delhi to Govindghat, a distance of about 500 km.

 

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Undisturbed by modern civilization, the Ziro in north-eastern India is blessed with abundant natural beauty. Vast expanses of paddy fields, rolling green hills with abundant flora, quaint villages and its virgin beauty attract many nature lovers. Besides, this place is also a treat for adventure seekers, trekkers and wildlife explorers. Some of the must-visit attractions include Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna, Kile Pakho where you can soak in the natural beauty, and Dolo Mando and Midey are trekkers’ paradise.

Ziro is around 115 km from the state capital Itanagar. It takes approx 3 and a half hours via the improved Hoj-Potin road along NH229 and 150 km via the Assam route. Earlier the nearest railway station from Ziro was located at Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh near the Arunachal-Assam border which is around 100 km from Ziro. Ziro is included as in India’s Tentative List for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Ziro is one of the oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at an elevation of 1688 meters (5538 ft.) to 2438 meters (8000 ft.). Its cool weather in summer is its major attraction. It is famous for its pine-clad gentle hills around it and rice field all around.

Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

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Sandwiched between north-eastern states of Manipur and Nagaland, Dzukou Valley is home to lush green forest, mosaic of grasslands, flowers of varying hues, and an abundance of flora and fauna, making it a perfect spot to spend some time in the lap of Mother Nature. The Japfu hills add to the splendour of the place and make it is a perfect spot for trekking. If you’re not up for trekking, take a stroll among the ubiquitous flowers. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. This is home to a variety of flowers, including the rare and unique Dzükou lily, multi-colored rhododendrons and aconitum. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. It is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level, behind the Japfü Peak located in Nagaland.

The best time to visit is October to May. To reach the valley, you need to trek either from Zakhama village or Visvema village. The main entry is from the foothills of Viswema village where one can travel to the rest house above Mt. Teyozwü by a Tata Sumo taxi. From here one has to climb forty minutes to the top of the mountain. This is where Dzükou starts but the main valley is still another two hours walk away. One can exit the valley from the same route but if one is planning to come back by foot, the Jakhama route is shorter. Also it can be reached in five hours of trek from Mt. Isii of Senapati district of Manipur. Indian visitors need an inner line permit for Nagaland and foreign visitors must register themselves at the local state government office in Kohima or Dimapur, Nagaland.

 

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/the-most-beautiful-places-for-nature-lovers-in-india/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khajjiar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_Flowers_National_Park

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziro

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dz%C3%BCkou_Valley

Easy to Maintain Plants

  1. Aloe Vera ( 3 feet high and 3 feet wide) Image result for aloe vera plant
  2. Anthurium Andreanum ( 2-3 feet high and 2 feet wide)Related image
  3. Asparagus Fern (18-36 inches high and 12-36 inches wide)Related image
  4. Peach lily (1-6 feet and 1-5 feet wide)Related image
  5. Peperomia (6-12 inches high and 6-12 inches wide)Image result for Peperomia
  6. Snake Plant (6- 48 inches high and 6-36 inches wide)Related image
  7. Cast-iron Plant (1-2 feet high and 1-2 feet wide)Image result for Cast-iron Plant
  8. Christmas Cactus (8-12 inches high and 6-18 inches wide)Related image
  9. Dieffenbachia (1-6 feet high and 1-3 feet wide)Related image
  10. Chinese Evergreen ( 1-3 feet high and 1-3 feet wide)Image result for Chinese Evergreen

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Indoor Garden Ideas!

As the world is becoming industrialist the plants and the trees diminished and environment is becoming warmer. So there is a need to plant more trees and keep your self surrounded with more greens.

Weather in many places can be incredibly finicky, so the best thing for some to garden indoor instead. While it may seem daunting to bring everything inside, indoor gardening is really as simple as gardening outdoors, with the added benefit of being able to spruce it up with stylish designs.

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While indoor gardens have the potential to be incredibly stylish, they can also been difficult to maintain. With an Urban Culture Residential, you’re able to grow healthy and organic vegetables, micro-greens, herbs and flowers in a just like terrariums completely self contained unit.

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Feature self-watering, lighting, and tempering controls, these units are easy to use, and also have number of customization options. Using hydroponic technology, in guarantees a no-mess experience. Urban Cultivator Units are a great way to “garden” indoors.

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These are some of the things you should keep in MIND before planing an indoor garden.

  1. Pick a design and stick with it
  2. Choose a good space
  3. Less is more
  4. Stay in control
  5. Choose the right plants
  6. Try a terrarium

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