The Bu­la­li­cious Guide to Stay­ing Fit and Healthy in Fiji

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Bu­la­li­cious is a ladies ac­tivewear com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in surf, swim and gym wear based in the Fi­jian Is­lands and with our first hand ex­pe­ri­ence of ev­ery­thing active we have the go-to guide on the ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences that will make you long for the week­ends when you can es­cape the of­fice or that week long va­ca­tion to Fiji that you’ve had marked in your diary since for­ever. Sum­mer is fast ap­proach­ing which means long days at the beach, warm evenings un­der the stars and ev­ery mo­ment in be­tween cre­at­ing mem­o­ries with loved ones. When peo­ple think of Fiji they of­ten think of re­lax­ing, un­wind­ing and switch­ing off from the out­side world. Is­land life def­i­nitely does meet all of those traits, but un­der the sur­face there’s a whole lot more of Fiji to be dis­cov­ered. Fiji is the new des­ti­na­tion for adrenalin and a world of fun packed ac­tiv­i­ties and ad­ven­tures. Un­wind­ing doesn’t have to mean ly­ing on a beach and sip­ping cock­tails all day long, although we would rec­om­mend tak­ing a stroll and feel­ing that golden Fi­jian sand be­neath your toes as this will def­i­nitely be some­thing that you are going to want to ex­pe­ri­ence. Es­cap­ing from the mun­dane 9-5 rou­tine is ex­actly what you need and our Bu­la­li­cious team have the guide that prom­ises to get your blood pump­ing and your heart rac­ing and put that fun and active el­e­ment into your week­end or va­ca­tion. The Bu­la­li­cious team have ex­pe­ri­enced th­ese amaz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties so we know first hand just what you’re getting your­self into and what long last­ing mem­o­ries you will cre­ate. Adrenalin Fiji are a renowned Wa­ter Sports and lux­ury cruise com­pany that house some of the finest ves­sels in Port De­na­rau. So why not jump on board one of their day cruises and sail around the ma­jes­ti­cal is­lands, then an­chor up, throw on your snorkel and flip­pers and ex­plore the real joys of is­land life. Be­ing sur­rounded by wa­ter means that Fiji has an abun­dance of wa­ter sports for you to en­joy and ac­tiv­i­ties such as a Jet Ski Sa­fari will en­sure you ex­pe­ri­ence noth­ing but sun and sea for as far as the eye can see. Tick this off your bucket list and cre­ate your own waves as you curve in and out of the crys­tal blue wa­ters of the South Pa­cific Ocean. If you de­cide to take Adrenalin Fiji’s Bel’Mare mo­tor yacht out on one of their day trips along with their ex­pe­ri­enced and hos­pitable crew you will also be able to ex­pe­ri­ence kayak­ing. This is a great “Fiji Time” ac­tiv­ity that has many health ben­e­fits and also al­lows you to ex­plore Fiji at your own pace.

• Kayak­ing is a full body work out and from the minute you step into your kayak you will feel your­self en­gag­ing your core mus­cles, legs and hip flex­ors to coun­ter­bal­ance your weight in the kayak. In or­der to move around you will use a pad­dle which re­quires the use of your up­per back, shoul­ders and arms and is a great way to sculpt and tone that up­per body whilst work­ing against the re­sis­tance of the wa­ter. • Kayak­ing is a great ac­tiv­ity if you are a novice or a pro­fes­sional - af­ter 30 min­utes you will ask your­self “why haven’t I done this sooner?” • It’s a great way to get around the is­lands and ob­serve the mag­nif­i­cent co­ral which is sit­u­ated be­neath your kayak and if you’re lucky you may have the plea­sure to meet a passing sea tur­tle or Vonu as they are com­monly known in Fiji. • Kayak­ing is a great way of re­duc­ing stress as you can go at your own leisurely pace or chal­lenge your friends to a re­lay around the nearby sand­banks and it is a great ac­tiv­ity to take part in, that doesn’t re­quire heavy mu­sic or gym equip­ment to get you mo­ti­vated. It’s just you, your kayak and the open wa­ter, which means you are getting to one with na­ture and think­ing of any­thing but work or real life re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. When ex­posed to the weather in Fiji be sure to ap­ply plenty of sun­screen. As much as Vi­ta­min D is good for your body, it only re­quires it in small bursts and this will en­sure your skin keeps that youth­ful glow or throw on a Bu­la­li­cious Rashvest or One-Piece for that ex­tra bit of pro­tec­tion. If swim­ming is your go-to ac­tiv­ity then what bet­ter way to ex­pe­ri­ence Fiji than in the un­der­wa­ter world where the real beauty lies. Un­leash your in­ner mer­maid and dive amongst the dif­fer­ent species of corals and watch na­ture take its course. See if you can spot some of our favourite blue starfish, they are a def­i­nite snap if you have an un­der­wa­ter cam­era, but re­mem­ber to only take mem­o­ries from Fiji and to not touch or kick the co­ral or fish, as many are en­demic to Fiji and we want to keep the is­land just as beau­ti­ful as we found it. Whilst in the wa­ter it may seem odd, but we of­ten for­get to hy­drate as we feel cool from be­ing sur­rounded by so much wa­ter. The salti­ness of the sea wa­ter and the sun will quickly de­hy­drate you so be sure to carry a bot­tle of wa­ter around with you and in the hot sea­sons we rec­om­mend at least 2-3 litres per day. If a day out at sea sounds like your cup of tea then be sure to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing that the beau­ti­ful open wa­ters have to of­fer. Af­ter a full day tak­ing part in any of Adrenalin Fiji’s ac­tiv­i­ties we guar­an­tee you’ll have the mak­ings of a Bu­la­li­cious body and a sense of en­light­en­ment af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the won­ders of the Fi­jian ocean.

Let the ad­ven­tures be­gin… Loloma Levu, The Bu­la­li­cious Ac­tivewear Team

*Bu­la­li­cious is sold world­wide via our online store www.bu­la­li­cious.com/ shop, Essentials in Port De­na­rau and Prouds in both Suva and Nadi. Visit www.adrenal­in­fiji.com for more de­tails on their day trips and ac­tiv­i­ties*

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