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Travellers to provide 14-day travel history

People travelling to Fiji from December 1 will be required to provide a 14-day travel history before boarding a flight.

The safety measure follows concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.

“Fiji already has multiple layers of health and safety protection protocols from COVID-19 and its potential variants in its border-reopening framework which was designed to even deal with situations like this,” a company statement said.

The airline said it was committed to keeping travellers, citizens, and staff safe as Fiji reopens its borders for tourists from travel partner countries.

“Fiji Airways and Fiji’s tourism industry look forward to welcoming visitors and returning Fijians from TPCs (Travel Partner Countries) after almost 20 months from 1st December.

“The return of tourists means a return of jobs in Fijian tourism and return of revenue flows crucial to the Fijian economy.”

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Bad Lifestyle Is More Responsible For Heart Diseases Than Genetics, Studies Confirm

Physical dormancy, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol assume a more prominent job than hereditary qualities in numerous youthful patients with coronary illness, as indicated by research displayed today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. The discoveries demonstrate that solid practices ought to be a top need for decreasing coronary illness even in those with a family ancestry of early beginning.

The examination selected 1,075 patients under 50, of whom 555 had coronary conduit infection (known as untimely CAD). Explicit conditions included stable angina, heart assault, and temperamental angina. The normal age was 45 and 87% were men. Hazard consider levels and hereditary qualities patients were contrasted with a control gathering of 520 sound volunteers (normal age 44, and 86% men). Patients and controls were enrolled from the Genes in Madeira and Coronary Disease (GENEMACOR) database.

Five modifiable hazard components were surveyed: physical idleness, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. Almost seventy-five percent (73%) of patients had at any rate three of these hazard elements contrasted with 31% of controls. In the two gatherings, the probability of creating CAD expanded exponentially with each extra hazard factor. The likelihood of CAD was 3, 7, and multiple times higher with 1, 2, and at least 3 hazard factors, separately.

All members experienced genome sequencing. This information was utilized to build up a hereditary hazard score containing 33 variations thought to add to CAD or hazard factors, for example, hypertension. The normal score was higher in patients than controls. The score was additionally a free indicator for untimely CAD. Be that as it may, the commitment of hereditary qualities to the danger of CAD declined as the number of modifiable variables rose.

The examination furnishes solid proof that individuals with a family ancestry of untimely coronary illness ought to receive sound ways of life since their poor practices might be a more prominent supporter of coronary illness than their hereditary qualities.

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Ferrari Not Impressed By Fashion Design, Philipp Plein’s Instagram Post, Pursues Legal Action

Ferrari, the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, isn’t intrigued by the Instagram posts made by German fashion designer Philipp Plein. The Ferrari legal counselors have sent a notice to Plein, obviously not happy with the utilization of the Ferrari brand in a portion of the Instagram posts that he is making. Plein is the proprietor of a green-hued Ferrari 812 Superfast. The fashioner has made a progression of Instagram posts with his green Ferrari in the edge and has since additionally posted a photograph of the letter sent by the Ferrari legal advisors, counsel Fabrizio Sanna of Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati.

Plein considers it a ‘love letter’ in his Instagram post. The legal notice also proposes that Plein must bring down all Instagram posts just as comparative posts made somewhere else on the web and online networking, inside 48 hours of accepting the last mentioned. At the season of composing this, the posts are as yet unmistakable on Plein’s Instagram feed. On the off chance that they are not brought down, Ferrari legal advisors have demonstrated that they will continue with the legitimate activity. That due date has since passed. Rather, Plein is terminating in an Instagram post. By chance, in a great deal of the posts he has shared on Instagram, we can likewise observe vehicles made by different producers, including Rolls Royce and Lamborghini. Plein has various posts that incorporate his Ferrari 812 Superfast and shoes or swimsuit-clad models making up a piece of the casing. As per The Fashion Law, Ferrari may very well have a solid case here.

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Costa Rica Travel: 8 Tips To Help You Get Started With Hiking

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Costa Rica. Many national parks, rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls, and viewpoints in Costa Rica require a short or a long hike for exploring the area. Also, many resorts here have well-maintained hiking trails for the guests.

What is hiking?

Hiking is a long and vigorous walk on trails of mountains or natural environments. It also involves walking outdoors on a trail, or off trail, for recreational purposes.

Benefits of hiking

For the unversed, hiking has many benefits for the body, mind & soul. Hiking is believed to reduce stress levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body fat. It can improve mood, mental well-being, and bone density.

Most importantly, hiking helps you connect with nature. Nature can heal your soul, and the fresh air can clear your mind. Going outdoors to hike also helps you to get Vitamin D from the sun, which is rare in today’s sedentary lifestyle.

8 Hiking Tips For Beginners

Now, if you are a beginner and have never hiked before, you probably think of it as something that is not made for you. But, we can help you get started with hiking with these helpful tips.

1 Choose the right trail

Depending on how active you are in your daily life and the kind of lifestyle you have, you should choose the trail. One way to select the distance for the hike is to calculate the average distance you usually walk. Reduce a little from this number for your hike, as you will be walking on an elevated trail and the oxygen levels may also change.

2. Be familiar with the trail

Before heading out for the hike, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the trail. One way to do that is to look up the internet for reviews & suggestions and then analyze the reports and the data.

Most of the tourist places in Costa Rica have a map with properly marked trails and information right at the entrance. It is advisable to click a picture of the map from your cell phone. When looking at the map, take mental note of the intersections where you could possibly take a wrong turn and lose track.

3. Check the weather condition

It is always wise to keep a regular check on the weather conditions in the area where you are planning to go hiking. It will prevent you from getting surprises during the hike. Leading to the day of the hike, look for the weather forecast and be adequately prepared.

Some places like Braulio Carrillo National Park receive rainfall throughout the year. If you are not someone who likes to hike in rain, better avoid going to such places.

4. Pack the essentials

There are some essentials that everyone should pack so as to be prepared for breakdowns, danger, or mishaps. Some of the things that are very helpful during hikes are – a water bottle, a multi-tool, a first-aid kit, a lightweight backpack, a map, a hat/cap, sunglasses, and a headlight (if you are planning to hike in the dark or return after sunset).

5. Wear the right clothing and footwear

Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes is the foremost aspect of planning a hike. Most of the places in Costa Rica are either cold, rainy, or have mosquitos. Therefore, it is advisable to wear covered, comfortable clothing and footwear to protect yourself from such elements.

If you are going hiking to a high altitude, you may consider wearing layers of lightweight clothing. It will not only protect you from the cold but also make it easy for you to wear or remove layers according to the temperature.

6. Stay hydrated

Now, one thing that you should absolutely not forget is carrying a water bottle with you for the hike. Long hikes, especially in the sun, can make your body lose up to two-quarters of water through sweating. This reduces your endurance and wears you out faster. Sipping water at regular intervals will help you make the most of your time. Remember to drink more than you think is needed!

Almost all the tourist places in Costa Rica have water stations with drinkable water. Do not forget to fill your water bottle from these stations.

7. Eat well

If you have had a good meal before the hike, you will feel enthusiastic and full of energy throughout the hike. But as important as it is to eat before the hike, it is equally important to eat during the hike. It works just fine to pack light snacks and energy bars for the hike, as supplying your body with the necessary nutrients is important.

It is important to note that very few national parks and tourist places in Costa Rica have a restaurant inside. Mostly you are on your own for food supply once you enter the area.

8. Listen to your body

Always, and always listen to your body. If your body is not able to cope with the increasing altitude or dropping temperature, or new aches and pains are surfacing, take them seriously. Depending on the intensity of the problem, you should either call off the hike or make a note of these difficulties. Noting these down will help you to be better prepared for your next hike.

Final Words

Stress at work and in our personal lives can be very overwhelming and going for hikes once in a while is a good way to keep stress at bay. We are hopeful that these tips will motivate you to start planning your hike immediately!

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