“The myth is get­ting pref­er­en­tial treat­ment”

WKND - - Work- Life -

Zeina Akkawi did not grow up know­ing she would one day join her fam­ily busi­ness. In fact, she worked in sev­eral me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions and PR agen­cies be­fore her fa­ther had even de­cided to start PAZ Mar­ket­ing. Once he set up the com­pany in 2006, both Zeina and her brother, Joe, joined ranks in­stantly, and there was no look­ing back from that point on.

“There are sev­eral ad­van­tages of work­ing for a fam­ily busi­ness,” says the Le­banese- Jor­da­nian. “In the end, you get to jan­ice@ khalee­j­times. com

to have some scope for daily phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

break a sweat For the more dis­ci­plined va­ca­tioner who loves get­ting a proper work­out, body­weight ex­er­cises are ideal to op­ti­mise re­sults. What’s more, even swimming, run­ning and ba­sic work­outs like planks, push- ups, squats etc can be done any­where — and are al­ways an op­tion while on the move. Who says you need to carry ex­er­cise equip­ment, when body work­outs are all you need for a job well done?

watch your Plate Be­lieve it or not, more than half your bat­tle is won if you are mind­ful about what you eat. Real foods like sal­ads, fruits, veg­gies, legumes and nuts are the plea­sures to seek. Avoid fizzy drinks and re­plen­ish your body with plenty of wa­ter, juices and wa­tery fruits, like mel­ons and oranges, to avoid de­hy­dra­tion. Make sure you add a lot of pro­tein, good fats and car­bo­hy­drates too.

Don’t for­get to have fun Yes, it’s your va­ca­tion and you have worked hard enough to de­serve ev­ery bit of it. To make the most of your time off, try all the ad­ven­ture sports your hol­i­day desti­na­tion has to of­fer. No mat­ter where you are, try to make the most out of what you have. Ad­ven­tur­ous sports not only make for mem­o­rable moments but are also a great way of mix­ing fun with fit­ness — and don’t even feel like ex­er­cise.

Don’t let a va­ca­tion slow your work­out pace down. Travel could re­ally add the fun to your fit­ness rou­tine.

— Cour­tesy: Fit­ness First

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