Rent a bike, kayak, or surfboard. Many rental shops also offer lessons. Try something new on vacation, and burn a few calories while you're at it.
Taking a week off probably won't make much of a difference but, any more than that, and it may be harder to get back to your previous levels. Finding ways to stay as active as you can will keep you fit, help you avoid weight gain and make the transition back to real life a little easier.
Read on for some of our favorite vacation tricks!
1.Walking on the beach. Walking in soft sand is a killer workout and burns more calories than walking on flat ground. Some experts suggest that you can burn twice as many calories walking in soft sand. Running is a plus!
2.Surfing, swimming and snorkeling. Surfing is a total body workout that will challenge every muscle in your body. Even if you just paddle out to the waves and fall off, you’ll get a great workout.
3.Walk instead of cabbing. When you go on vacation, most of the time your hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and hot spots. Skipping the cab and walking will not only help keep you from gaining weight, it will save you money too.
4.Stay hydrated. The key here is with water, not booze! It's a good idea to mix in water when you're drinking alcohol on vacation so that you don't overdo It.!
5.Plan fitness activities. If you have the option to go on a hike or take a bike tour, do those types of excursions. They are great ways to get exercise in without feeling like you're working out. They're also usually great ways to see a city.