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How to be Active and Beat the Heat on Vacation

Exercise on the Beach

It’s summer time and with that comes the hot temperatures and best of all, vacations! It’s easy to abandon your regular healthy workout routine when you go on vacation, but it’s a good idea to make sure and get in a little bit of exercise while away so that when you return it won’t be as difficult to get back into it. Believe it or not, there are some very simple ways to be active (without realizing you are exercising!) and beat the summer heat while on vacation. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Plan Ahead – Create a few basic workouts ahead of time that don’t require equipment (i.e., lunges, squats, and pushups). Take time here and there to fit these into your day, or wake up early and knock out your whole workout before everyone else is awake!
  • Use site amenities – Figure out what is offered at your vacation spot. Is there a gym? Are there walking paths or bike trails? What kinds of group activities may be offered at the site? You can walk 9 holes of golf or even rent some bikes to get around. Take advantage of all that is offered!
  • Take an early stroll on the beach – Get out and moving before the heat rolls in. Go for an early morning run or walk on the beach (take your pets if you brought them). With the beautiful scenery and the sound of waves crashing on the beach, you will have gone a couple of miles before you know it!
  • Engage in family fun – If there are tennis courts, basketball courts, or even a sand volleyball court, gather up the family for some friendly competition. If you want to beat the heat, find a local rock climbing wall, an indoor roller or ice skating rink, or even a trampoline park. These are great opportunities for family bonding in atypical situations.

Of course, we always like to remind you to drink LOTS of water while you are out being active to rehydrate during the hot days!

Last year, guest blogger and wellness consultant, Melodie Griffin shared some more fun ways to be active on vacation. Make sure and check them out as well!

So tell us, what is your favorite way to stay active and beat the heat during your summer vacation?

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