Many people use a holiday to take a break from healthy eating and physically activity. Yes, a holiday should be enjoyable, relaxing and involve some indulgences, but there is no reason why your health should suffer. Try and plan an active holiday that is fun and not detrimental to health. A holiday filled with fun activity can help to balance the extra snacks and alcohol that may be consumed over holiday itself. When planning a getaway, choose a destination that inspires movement of any kind.
Many people choose to holiday in the summer, so a beachside holiday is definitely a fun and active option. Take daily beach walks, swim in the ocean or even try your hand at body boarding or surfing. These are all great kilojoules burners that don't feel like exercise.
A holiday with other families can inspire more movement. The more the merrier when it comes to backyard cricket, beach volleyball or even a game of Frisbee. If you have children, they are more likely to be active and outdoors if there are other children to play with.
Wherever you go, do some research into what activities are on offer in the area. You will be amazed how many fun activities actually feel like a workout for the body. Take a walking tour, a bush hike, a cycle tour, go horse riding, snorkelling, kayaking, skiing, wind surfing, roller blading or even fruit picking, All of these fun activities will burn energy, leaving you to happily enjoy a sumptuous meal at a five star restaurant or a backyard bbq and drinks. And don't forget how much fun you will have burning all that energy!
If your planning a work holiday with endless meetings, client lunches and dinner meetings then you wont have much time for fun exercise. Don't rule it out all together. Many hotels have pools and gyms for patrons use so try and make some time each day for yourself and your health. If you are able to book your own hotel, look for one with these facilities or choose a hotel that is a good 15mins walk from the office or main work destination and make the most of the walk to and from work each day. If you are eating out at lunch and dinner each day, be realistic about your food choices. A light salad at lunch is a good choice if you know dinner will be two or more courses plus drinks. Choose cereals and fruits at the breakfast buffet or avoid it all together and buy some cereal to have in the room each morning before work. Do not skip breakfast, as this will increase the likelihood you will overindulge at lunch or dinner.
No matter what type of holiday, vacation or trip you are taking, there is always a way to keep on top of your healthy habits. Think of it as a holiday for your health. You are giving your health new and interesting exercise options and some new nutritious and tasty foods to sample.
Added to site on : Thursday, 27 February 2014