How To Stay Active During Your Vacation
Vacations are a great time to relax, unplug, and escape reality for a bit. Whether you plan to “relax and recharge” or prefer a more adventure-filled vacation, it’s typical to stray from your usual routines. Your meals might look a little different, your sleeping schedule may change, and you probably can’t (or don’t want to!) adhere to your normal workout routine. Taking a few days off your workouts isn’t the end of the world – in fact, it can actually be a much-needed rest for your body! You may even find you feel stronger and more motivated when you return to your routine once you get back. Just because you’re not working out like normal, though, doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon all exercise during your vacation.
Depending on the type of vacation you’re planning, there are many ways to still stay active. Think about what you want to get out of your vacation and consider how you can add movement in. The goal isn’t to be stuck in a hotel gym while you’re away. Instead, find ways to add in some movement that works with your vacation goals, not against it.
If you enjoy exploring during a vacation, there are plenty of activities you can do that will get you moving! Visit a local tourist attraction, go to a nearby museum, or explore the town. Stay in nature by walking on the beach, hiking, or going for a bicycle ride.
If you prefer more active adventures, you can look for fun activities to do nearby! For vacations in warm climates near water, this could include kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, paddleboarding, or swimming. If a group activity is more your speed, play a game of beach volleyball, sign up for beach yoga, or try a fun water aerobics class! For vacations in colder climates, look up snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, or sledding.
Want to start your day or wind down with your favorite class? Log into your Motivation Alliance account and pick your favorite Les Mills class! There are plenty of options to choose from no matter what type of equipment you have available to you, from high intensity BODYATTACK classes to their SH’BAM dance classes to their BODYBALANCE classes that incorporates elements from Yoga, Tai Chai, and Pilates.
With all this being said, this is a VACATION. It’s great to get some movement in daily, but don’t let it be your priority. Whether your vacation is relaxing, full of adventures, or a mix of both, be sure to make it what you want – and, most importantly, what will help you come back refreshed and rejuvenated.
We want you to be well and to live your best life. The content in this blog is provided for the purposes to educate and entertain you: our very important reader. It is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical advice from a trained healthcare professional.
If you have a medical condition or are under the care of a medical provider, please always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before undertaking a new health care regimen. To that point, never disregard medical advice or delay treatment for a medical condition because of something you read on this site.
Listen to your care providers as they know you and your condition best. Thank you for reading!
The Team at BSDI