How To Lose Calories Without Losing Out On The Vacation Fun

Most people think that a vacation is all about taking a break from everything. While it's great to take a break from the things that stress you, this could be an ideal time to get in shape. Here are some ideas on how to work on that body of yours while you're taking a break from reality. Take a look at these six things you can do to burn fat while your are on vacation without stepping foot into a gym.

1) Get Creative

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The sand is a great tool to use while exercising! Playing volleyball or frisbee can be a fun way to get some movement in. The sand density makes moving around harder than being on a flat surface but if you're playing a game you'll be preoccupied with fun to even notice. If your not a fan of games, you can try going for a run on the beach.

2) Water Workout

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You can do these exercises in any pool or even the ocean. Try doing these sets every time you take a dip:

3 Sets, 10-15 Reps

  • While standing straight, swing your let out and try to touch your toes with your hand.
  • Run! While running try to make your heels meet your buttocks. Use your arms as if you were running on the ground. Do this for ten minutes.

 3 Sets, 10-12 Reps

  • While floating on your back, pull up your knees to your chest. This will work your abs. If you can't do both legs, try doing them one at a time until you get the hang of it.
  • Quickly move your arms along your sides. Do this for up to 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, start jumping. Hold your hands high above your head while jumping. 

3) Seafood Not Meat

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Become a pescatarian for the duration of your vacay. Pescatarianism is the act of replacing the meat you would normally eat with seafood. Instead of eating beef, chicken, or pork, try some fish or shrimp instead. This is probably the easiest to accomplish if you are staying close to the coast but is still manageable no matter where you are.

4) Out With The Sodas

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Most of us tend to go for a soda or a mixed drink when on vacay. Try replacing these with fresh juice or even coconut milk. You'll notice almost instantly that you will feel much better. To make the best out of your drinks try the following:

  • Always drink fresh fruit juice with pulp.
  • Drink a full glass of juice about 20 minutes prior to a meal. This will help to subside hunger and still give you the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
  • Try juices that you wouldn't normally try such as cucumber, parsley, and other vegetables. Avoid cilantro and basil because they can make you even hungrier.
  • Try spices in your juices. Experiment with cinnamon, cloves, or even pepper. This will help you from becoming board with the same juices and can also help boost your metabolism.
  • Be careful and introduce your body to the juices slowly as it will take time to adjust.

5) Walk Right

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Walking is a great exercise for almost everyone. When you are walking, be sure your'e doing it the right way:

  • Pull your shoulders back and down, hold your head up, and walk straight forward. Place your heel down first when taking a step. Roll to the ball of your foot and push off.
  • Use your arms by swinging them in the opposite direction of the movement of your legs.
  • It's suggested to walk 30-45 minutes a day. If you can fit in a tour or a hike, that's even better. It's easier to work on your health while you are enjoying yourself and not focusing strictly on the work involved .

6) Swim Longer

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Most all vacations involve a pool. While you're in the pool, take advantage and get in a little workout. After 20 minutes of swimming you will start to burn extra calories. Here are some ways to make the most of your time in the pool:

  • Swim for 30 minutes or more at distance range of more than 1900 ft to a little less than 2600 ft. A good beginning distance is 300 ft. Don't stop swimming for the entire 30 minutes.
  • The best temperature for the water should range from 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you have a choice between fresh or saltwater, choose saltwater.

Hopefully, you will give these tips a go and get in a good workout the next time you're on your vacation. Let others know about these little tips so they can get started too! Feel free to add more tips if you have any!

Our content is created to the best of our knowledge, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation by your doctor. Your health is important to us!