Get Physical | Summer Health Hints

It’s not always easy to keep up with your exercise routine when you’re on vacation. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to stay active and burn calories while still enjoying your vacation destination. Check out these activities that the whole family will love.

Swimming: Every summer vacation should involve a bit of swimming, whether it’s diving into the ocean’s waves, swimming in a lake or splashing around the pool at your resort. Swimming is great for all ages as it’s a full body workout with minimal impact on joints. It can also be a fun memory-making experience with kids who are just learning.

Female biker with helmet posing next to a bikeBicycling: Many vacation destinations have bicycle friendly areas, whether they’re around the resort’s property, along the beach or boardwalk or on bike paths throughout town. Look for a bike rental company that will drop off and pick up bikes at your resort. Guided bicycle tours are also a great way to see the area while learning about it from a local.

Hiking: If your summer vacation brings you anywhere near a park, forest or the mountains, there will likely be easy access to hiking trails. Enjoy the fresh air and the views while getting a good cardio workout. As a bonus, look for hikes to waterfalls or swimming holes for a cool reward at the end.

Walking Tours: If your travels take you to more urban destinations, you may not find any nature hikes nearby but you’re sure to find a good walking tour of the area. Most cities that cater to travelers have everything from ghost tours to historical and cultural tours to food tours, so you can cancel out any calories you consume.

stock-photo-35425292-kayaker-in-actionPaddling: Destinations near water – whether it’s an ocean, river or lake – typically have several options for water sports that the whole family can enjoy. Choose activities that require your own muscle power, like canoeing, kayaking, surfing or stand up paddle boarding.

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