• Carnevale Network Taking it up a notch...
  • In Brazil, Bloco da Lama........Get messy each year during the Carnival!
  • the Second day of CarnivalStay Cool, Look Hot!
  • Travelling to the Festival.......is half the fun!

More Events

Soca vs Dancehall - Glow In The Dark Edition

Get your glow in the dark outfit and make up ready. It's that time again for t...
Read More

Reggae Sunday

The last Sunday of every month at Outlaws Yacht Club is a day of authenti...
Read More

Barrio Shoreditch Presents: Quintal Do Samba Live

There'll be Drumming, strumming, clapping, singing, dancing, drinking and smil...
Read More

The Ultimate Caribbean Once a Month Friday Night Lime

100% Lucian entertainment Presents The Ultimate Caribbean Once a Month Friday Ni...
Read More

Mas Mania Exhibition

Mas mania is an exhibition which encapsulates, investigates and develops the spi...
Read More

Lazy Sundays - Caribbean Buffet

Lazy Sundays - is a weekly "all you can eat Caribbean buffet" which delivers a...
Read More

We (Ten & Lee) have been huge Caribbean island lovers ever since our first trip as children, sight-seeing; meeting relatives for the first time; learning about our heritage and culture; visiting the beaches; and enjoying local foods and juices. We were even more excited to find research supporting our beliefs on how visiting just one of the twenty six Caribbean islands can improve your health.

Advantages of travelling to the Caribbean with health benefits include:

Being out and about in the sun, whether you’re on the beach; on your room balcony; or are exploring the island, absorbing the natural sunlight and heat accounts for your vitamin D daily intake to keep your bones healthy and strong. According to Holick, 2004 "sunlight vitamin D prevents autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease". This is an excellent reason to visit a Caribbean island at least once a year if you live in a cold climate.

Fresh food and local fruit juices on tap, so you don’t need to worry about not getting your five a day of fruit and vegetables. All local dishes include balanced meals with organic protein and vegetables, leaving you with a nice full feeling and not a sickly bloated feeling from eating processed foods. Low-saturated fat, high-fibre and high plant foods prepared in local restaurants contribute to preventing coronary heart disease.

All activities include exercising, such as walking; hiking; climbing; snorkeling; swimming; cycling; horse riding; and even playing mas. Based on Blair (et al. 2004) it is recommended we exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, evidence shows ‘physical inactivity is a huge contributing issue in several chronic diseases and conditions’. When you do visit an island even if you don’t enjoy partaking in activities, you will certainly enjoy walking along the beaches and going on scenic walks at your own leisure to see the stunning scenery. All of the activities available on the islands contribute greatly to improving our health.

Relieving stress, studies have shown when you’re on vacation you reduce stress levels created from your daily routine. So why not book your perfect Caribbean break to release tension and have fun all at the same time? Those of us who have been on a holiday outside of the UK, tend to start celebrating months before the holiday actually starts. Like Miller et al. 2007 says “Holidays are experiences which people look forward to”. The pleasure of going to a Caribbean destination and the happiness we feel helps the mind body and soul and is great for your health.

I’m pretty certain we could include more health reasons as to why you should visit a Caribbean island, but we’ll leave it here.

When you book your amazing Caribbean break, don’t forget to take us with you! Visit: Ten&Lee swimwear Ltd

Ten&Lee is an exclusive ethical, niche swimwear brand inspired by the Caribbean, offering a range of reversible pieces made in the UK.

Follow us on:  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Blog

Site Disclaimer

 

The Carnevale Network is a Member Of the AfterDark Network.
All images and content (C) the original authors.

Contact Us

Contact Us

We're excited to hear from you!

You can contact us via our Contact Page. If you'd prefer to give us a ring you can always call us at: 020 7411 9047

Our Address

, ,

Get Social

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.

EU Cookie Directive Module Information