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Get Behind the Wheel: 3 Must-Drive Convertible Supercars

Summer is a time of the year when everybody and everything feels a little better. The sun shines, the wind is warm, and the engines of luxury supercars roar just that bit little louder. Convertible car hire in France offers a portal to the good life: aesthetic beauty, freedom to roam roads of unparalleled beauty, and unique driving experiences that prioritise fun. We get behind the wheel of the three luxury convertible supercars that you need to drive in this summer; so buckle up, put your foot down, and enjoy the ride through France’s bucolic countryside.

3) Ferrari California

The prancing horse displayed on Ferrari’s badge feels rather proud on the bonnet of this beautiful machine, one could infer. The retro-influenced, 2-door convertible is a simply gorgeous motor vehicle and holds the beacon for fine Italian craftsmanship. The aesthetic simplicity of the Ferrari California is mesmerizing: beauty, artistry, and history, complemented by mechanical prowess. What more could you want?

The First coupé convertible produced by Ferrari is imbued with a nod toward the styling of the 1960’s Ferrari 250, and this effortless sense of cool permeates every aspect of the car. Add to this a V8 twin turbo engine capable of reaching 316 km/h with 560 hp, and you have supercar you’ll want everyone to see you in this summer. It is the first fuel inject, front-ended V8 Ferrari in history and the thrill of the ride is quite unlike anything else we’ve experienced.

2) Rolls Royce Drophead

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious then you needn’t look further than the elegant Rolls Royce Drophead. The opulent convertible is the foreword in motoring grace and is a clear choice for those looking for sophistication on the road. The Drophead offers an exceptionally comfortable ride, and looks equally at home on the streets of Monaco as it does cruising down Paris’ Champs Elysees.

Without doubt one of the most impressive and imposing convertibles on the market, the Rolls Royce Drophead still manages to reach impressive speeds thanks to its V12, 460 hp engine. The stylish vehicle exudes a sense of luxury as it moves towards its top speed of 240 km/h. Arrive at a chic event in the oversized vehicle to experience the ultimate sense of regality.

1) Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Aston Martin has long been linked with effortless cool. The brand perpetuates a sense of style which befits a long summer drive along a turquoise coast. Its superb performance will encourage you to drive just one more mile, until the only boundary is the end of the road. As at home meandering down the French Riviera as it is through a chicane in the Alpine mountains, this is the supercar for those who need it all.

A V12 engine produces 573 hp and a top speed of 295 km/h, which is more than enough to keep your blood pumping in the summer sunshine, while the vehicle’s sense of cool will keep temperatures down in the summer heat. Unparalleled in the world of supercars, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is a pleasure to watch go by, let alone to drive. This is a supercar for every occasion.

The choices are wide and varied, but in our opinion there isn’t a summer occasion that wouldn’t be made better by one of these incredible machines. But what makes these three convertible supercars really special, is that far from being just a mode of transport to get you to an event – they simply are the event.

The Hidden Threat to Men’s Health

So you’re eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising regularly. Textbook formula for looking and feeling great, right? Almost, but there is one thing that could derail you from your path to success. In the United States, an estimated 24 million Americans use illegal drugs. This is the equivalent of eight percent of the United States’ population. That number keeps growing as more and more men are engaging in recreational drug use. It has been reported that men are three times as likely as women to use drugs regularly. Men are naturally prone to taking more risks, whether it be to appear more masculine or just to get the endorphins pumping. However, frequent drug use can be detrimental to not only your mental health, but your physical health as well.

Each type of drug will have different effects on your body, but did you know that drugs also affect men and women differently? Drug use can leading to haunting, irreversible physical effects. Depending on the type of drug you take, you can see changes such as increased acne, dull skin, scars, baldness, destruction of the cartilage in your nose, bronchitis, lung infection, kidney failure and even death.

Better Addiction Care compiled mugshot photos to provide examples of the haunting physical changes you can see from repetitive drug use.

A common misconception from users is that these are only extreme cases and while it might happen to others, they will be lucky enough to avoid the negative effects of frequent drug use. No one is immune to the side effects of abuse.  In order to keep yourself feeling healthy and living life to the fullest it is best to stay away from the use of drugs. The legal, health and social consequences are not worth the high- literally. The number one reason why people turn to drugs is because they are feeling some sort of void in their lives. If you keep a full and well-balanced life, you can keep your priorities in order. The goal is to thrive, not just to survive.

When is the Best Time to Workout – Morning or Night?

I’m just going to come out and say it: there is no best time to workout per se, no ideal time to pump iron and see more calories burned. But there is a best time to workout that is optimal for you and your body, and you just need to figure out when that is. Why does this vary with each person? It is quite simply down to your individual body clock. Your body’s circadian rhythm determines whether you are more active in the morning or the evening, and there isn’t a whole lot you can do to change that.

However once you know when you’re at your most energised it’ll make working out less of a chore and (hopefully) become something that can easily be adopted into a habit. Having said all that, there are advantages to working out both in the morning and the evening, so let’s go through some of them now.

Advantages of working out in the morning

  1. Nothing can get in the way. You literally have nothing else to do in the morning besides sleep, so experts suggest that this is the best time of the day to form a new habit, because it doesn’t clash with anything else.
  2. You get maximum rest. Your body needs to wind down to prepare it for sleeping, this means getting your heart rate and body temperature down, therefore working out right before bed or in the hours running up to bedtime is not conducive to a great night’s sleep as it will take you that much longer to drop off.
  3. You burn more calories. Research has shown that you burn more calories exercising on an empty stomach. Once you’ve worked up a sweat be sure to break your fast and refuel with a good supplement, like Dymatize PRE WO. Not only will it help your muscles recover, but it will set you up for the day and allow you to get the most from your workout.

Advantages of working out in the evening

  1. Your body’s temperature is up. Your body’s core temperature is vital in terms of the quality of exercise you do. If your muscles are cold and stiff you are more likely to get an injury, so working out later in the day when your body temperature has risen means your muscles are more flexible. Also your reaction time is up but your blood pressure and heart rate are down, meaning that there is less likelihood that you will injure yourself.
  2. Testosterone levels peak. Testosterone is vital for muscle growth and increasing strength (in both sexes) and the body naturally produces more testosterone later in the day. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of your hormones for once?
  3. Exercise is a great mood enhancer. Use this time to destress and help put the worries, stresses and strains of your day behind you by throwing around weights or pounding the treadmill. It’s amazing how quickly your head clears after a good sweat session.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately the best time to workout is the time that is right for you and your body. This is a time that you can consistently set aside to workout in, thereby allowing your workout routine to became just that, a routine, rather than a chore. If you are new to working out, or you are struggling to fit in working out at the time you have designated for it, try a few weeks where you exercise first thing, then a few weeks where you exercise at lunch time, then a few weeks where you do it in the evening.

Figure out which time feels more right than the others and when you are most energised, just make sure if your prefered time is first thing in the morning that you warm up those cold muscles suitably. And always ensure you refuel hard worked muscles wit