5 Ways To Be Active On Vacation
Depending what you are doing on your trip, schedule time each day to be active. If you are not planning to do something active during the day, make a plan to fit it in before your day starts. Book your stay at a hotel with a gym or a pool if you like access to those facilities. You can always go out for a walk along the beach or near your hotel. Use this as a chance to explore the area and find places where you might want to come back to later in your trip.
Get active as a family
Find things that are fun to do but active for everyone. Bring a football to toss around the beach or set up a volleyball net, go snorkeling, or kayaking. Get the family involved and have fun!
Do some research
Before you even arrive at your destination, do some research to see what opportunities there are to be active. Are there any local trails? Or hikes? Can you walk to most destinations? Can you rent bikes and ride around? What unique opportunities does your vacation offer that will be active and most of all memorable? Try something new and be willing to go out of your comfort zone.
Ditch the car
Walking is an ideal physical activity because of its low cost, low impact, and portability. Nothing beats the sights, smells, and sounds of the beach. If you are in a big city, skip the cab rides and subways, and walk everywhere. You might just come across a great little restaurant or shop to stop in. If you’re at Disneyland, well, there is really no choice but to walk. Wherever you are, make sure you wear comfortable clothes and sneakers so you don’t end up with blisters or foot pain of any kind.
Take the stairs
Skip the elevator and sneak in some extra cardio.
Whenever you can make the healthy, active choice, do so and you won’t regret it.
Enjoy your vacation!