Vacation is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, but it isn’t an excuse to quit your workout regiment entirely. Your workout doesn’t have to be overly strenuous or elaborate. Believe it or not, your workout can be relaxing and rejuvenating. At TITLE Boxing Club, we’re all about fitness, so we’ll share some tips about how you can workout, vacation-style.
Take a Hike
Take a hike. Not before reading these tips first, though! We often vacation for a change of scenery, and what better way to enjoy your new environment than a nice, long hike? Hiking has an abundance of health benefits. Feeling blue? Hiking has been proven to reduce depression and help you sleep better, too. This is great, because we believe your mental health is just as important as your physical vitality. When it comes to hiking, there is no shortage of health benefits.
Reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides are just a few of the benefits you’ll reap from hiking. But that’s not all. Take a deep breath (or two), because hiking can help improve your cardio-respiratory health — think lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Ya know, that really important stuff? As with most exercise, hiking can help with weight loss. So, in case you needed an excuse, you now have a handful of reasons to workout on vacation with a nice hike…or three.
What’s even better than a nice hike? Both canoeing and kayaking are great vacation activities — just add water and a paddle to the mix for some extra fun!
Canoeing – this activity typically consists of propelling an open vessel across a body of water using a single-bladed paddle. To keep things interesting, invite a friend on your adventure. You’ll be cruising along in no time!
Kayaking – the basic principle here is the same as canoeing. The main differences are that you usually use a double-bladed paddle to move an enclosed vessel through the water. Got it? Good.
Although kayaking and canoeing involve slight variations, they share many of the same health benefits. “They are low impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility,” reported a fitness source. Low impact workouts are great for arthritic or sensitive joints, but the great thing about both sports is that they’re suited for almost anyone. Go ahead, and put your paddle in the water — your health will be better for it!
Hiking, kayaking, and canoeing are just a few fun ways to workout on vacation. Finding ways to be physically present in your new environment is always good for the body and mind, so get creative. Try walking instead of driving to nearby attractions. As you can see, the opportunities here are almost limitless. Just remember, the key to a good vacation workout is having fun.