Staying Active on Vacation

Bring your own equipment

Find out if you can bring bikes or rent them where you’re staying. Or, bring sports equipment like a Frisbee, football, or baseball equipment to play on the beach or in a park. Consider bringing light weights or find some nice sized rocks to keep you arms toned.  

Jump in the pool

Instead of floating around the pool and calling it good, set aside 20 to 30 minutes where you’ll exercise with moderate intensity, and then stretch afterward. Swimming laps and aqua jogging are the best exercises to do in the pool.  

Try new activities

Try something new Try kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or mountain biking. Consider going rock climbing or hike up the mountain instead of driving.  

Sip smartly

When your vacation destination is 10 to 15 degrees warmer than you’re used to, make it a point to hydrate often. If you’re drinking more alcohol than usual, drink even more water to make up for alcohol’s dehydrating effect.

Get out and explore

If the weather is nice, venture outdoors for your workouts. Run the trails of a local park. Tour the city by taking a power-walk to get the lay of the land. Consider walking to dinner instead of a taxi or a subway.