health benefits of female friendships

A lot of us here at FabFitTravel started out as “Guys’ Girls.” We preferred male companionship and were wary of having female friendships. Being around women felt akin to being locked in a cage with tigers – they were beautiful but felt potentially dangerous.

Our plight was not uncommon. A lot of women feel distrustful of other women – of how they might judge you or betray you. There are plenty of movies and television shows available that show the worst side of women, that glorify their (ahem) “b-word” aspects.

However, as we grew older, we started bonding with women more and more. To the point that we created an entire business on the value of female companionship – of all the wonderful adventures that could be shared with our fellow women!

The truth is: YOU are one of those beautiful tigers that you’re so afraid of. And it’s time to join your “streak” (that’s what a group of tigers is called – fun fact of the day!). Not only are fellow women nothing to be afraid of, there are a lot of health benefits to nurturing female friendships.

Here are four of our favorite benefits: (more…)

types of meditation

There are numerous health benefits of meditation! From better emotional and mental well-being to an increase in your immune system. You’ll have lower blood pressure, remember things more easily, and lower your anxiety. Heck! Regular meditation can even fight off the symptoms of PMS!

But it’s just so dang…boring.

Right?

It’s okay if you feel that way – a lot of people do! (Including a few of the FabFitTravel team members!).

However, if you’re among the people who find meditation “boring” – and are therefore missing out on its numerous health benefits! – it could just be because you haven’t found the right kind of meditation.

That’s right! There are different types of meditation! Here are seven of our favorites to get you started: (more…)

hiking with osteoporosis

When I turned twenty, my mother gave me a tub of face moisturizer with a note that said, “You’ll thank me when you’re forty.”

When it comes to aging, self-care is important. And it’s never too soon to start.

It’s a fact of life that we all get older – but we don’t have to take its effects lying down. Wrinkles can be diminished with a little moisturizer, vitamins can keep hair and nails in tip-top shape, and a little daily exercise can stave off osteoporosis.

Yes, osteoporosis.

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Come on! I’m not that old yet! Osteoporosis is what withered old women get – I’m still young and vibrant!” And we agree: You’re gorgeous! But it’s never too soon to start planning for your future. Just think: Would you rather be a “withered old woman” or would you like to be that amazing old woman who’s still in the prime of her life?

Osteoporosis is the thinning of your bones. This thinning makes your bones much more fragile and easy to fracture. And one of the risk factors for getting it? Simply being a woman! (more…)

Fitness is an amazing thing and should be every person’s dream and first priority. Fitness helps you stay healthy by avoiding diseases, makes you look attractive by helping you achieve a well-toned body and boosts your self-confidence. If you have never heard it before, then let us tell you a great saying, “You are what […]

FabFitTravel’s Guide to: GIRL TALK Did you know that both men and women are typically happier after spending time with women?  It’s true! This is often due to a woman’s ability to listen, empathize and encourage. It’s muy, muy importante to have like-minded women in your life to help keep you sane during the chaos that is […]