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March 31, 2009

Preventing Motion Sickness on a Cruise

Motion Sickness Do you ever feel queasy when riding in a car, plane or boat? If you do and if you experience the initial symptoms of motion sickness including drowsiness, fatigue and stomach queasiness, try these suggestions:

Move to a stable location. If you're on a ship or plane, move to the center where it tends to be more stable.

Eat lightly and avoid alcohol. Pay attention to what you eat — you may find some foods soothing and others may bring on nausea.

Ask your doctor for medication. There are many medications that can effectively prevent or treat nausea and vomiting.

If all else fails, grab a motion sickness bag and hope for the best!

Click here for more advice on RTM to make sure your next cruise is nothing but smooth sailing.

March 27, 2009

Is Your Car Telling You Something?

Check engine light

Some drives are using their vehicles without knowing of potentially hazardous engine problems. Ten percent of drivers in the United States are currently driving with their “check engine” light on — driving, in effect, oblivious to the potential problems indicated by the warning light.

Cost, denial and lack of time are some of the main reasons cited by survey respondents as to why they continue driving with their "Check Engine" lights illuminated. Over one-third said that they hadn't had their engine checked because their car appeared to be running fine and over one-tenth said they didn't believe there was a serious problem.

Click here to learn more about engine hazards on RTM.

March 26, 2009

Fighting Jet Lag

Fightingjetlag-header Anyone who has ever flown is likely to have experienced some degree of time zone change disorder, commonly known as jet lag. People may experience jet lag in varying degrees. In general, the severity of jet lag symptoms is directly related to the number of time zones crossed by a flight. It is now included as one of the 84 known or suspected sleep disorders and affects millions of people each year, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Symptoms of jet lag include:

·  Daytime sleepiness

·  Nighttime alertness (insomnia)

·  Loss of appetite and other

·  Gastrointestinal dysfunction

·  Mood disturbances

·  Difficulty concentrating or focusing

Learn more about fighting jet lag.

March 25, 2009

Coping With Car Theft

Car_theftAuto theft or vandalism certainly is not the first thing you would want to happen to your car this summer. People take many precautions to make sure that their car is protected from thieves or vandals, but don't think of what to do in case the car is stolen or vandalized anyway.

If your car is stolen, contact law enforcement immediately. Speed is everything when it comes to chasing down car thieves, and that includes the timeliness of it being reported stolen. Make sure you know the make and model of your car, along with license plate and vehicle identification numbers. Also, it helps to keep a copy of your vehicle registration and insurance card on your person, as it helps processes with law enforcement and insurance agents go faster and smoother.

For more information on how to handle car theft check out RTM's article, What To Do Before Your Car Is Stolen.

March 24, 2009

Tips to Stay Fit on the Road

Travel Fitness It’s ok! Don't despair if cross-continent business trips and out-of-state family gatherings are putting a dent in your exercise program. All it takes is a little planning to get you back in the groove. Here are a few ways to make to help you stay on track while traveling.

·  Variety is the spice of life, so use your travel as a chance to try something new. Look for new fitness classes at local gyms, try a new cardio machine, or consider taking your bathing suit if you're staying at a hotel that has an indoor pool.

·  See if you're hotel offers a morning or evening running/jogging group, it will keep you fit and show you a bit of the area from a new perspective.

More tips on how to tone up while traveling on RTM.

March 09, 2009

10 Best Walking Cities

People Walking Walking is one of the nation's favorite ways to exercise. That's good news now that spring is on its way. On average, every minute of walking can extend your life by about two minutes. According to the APMA, following are the top ten Best Walking Cities:


1. Arlington, VA

2. San Francisco, CA

3. Seattle, WA

4. Portland, OR

5. Boston, MA

6. Washington, DC

7. New York City, NY

8. Eugene, OR

9. Jersey City, NJ

10. Denver, CO


Visit RTM for more information.