Exercising on Your Beach Vacation

Taking a vacation from work doesn’t mean you need to take a vacation from exercise. Every year thousand head out for a relaxing beach vacation on Tybee Island but, what many don’t consider is how easy it is to maintain your exercise routine while visiting the island. If you want to continue to exercise while on vacation, just take along your favorite workout supplement and vitamins and realize that there are several forms of exercise that can be woven into your vacation on the island including:

  • Running or Walking
  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Weight Lifting
  • Tennis
  • Swimming

Just to cover a few of the exercise options available.

Some forms of exercise can be hard on a person’s joints. There are individuals who are runners and are in excellent shape, but their knees and hips have paid the price. Many types of exercises may be good for you, but if you suffer from aches and pains it might be difficult for you do get through your workout without a lot of pain. While you’re on vacation in Tybee you may consider doing something that is less stressful on your joints. With the ocean around you and many pools available on the island why not try something that is effective and yet easy on the body, change your routine for a week and do a swimming exercise.

When you are home you can most likely find a swimming related exercise program at your local gym, YMCA or YWCA. Many of these places offer classes that are held in a pool, and are usually available throughout the year. Many gyms offer heated indoor pools that are maintained especially for individuals that want to participate in a swimming exercise. While you’re on vacation you can still enjoy the benefits of swimming. Many of the lodging accommodations on the island offer a pool for use in the summer months and a few spots have heated pools for the cooler days. The pool is ok, but may be too crowded for any type of organized workout or distance swimming. Try something different and enjoy an ocean swim.

If swimming isn’t an exercise that you normally enjoy you may be unfamiliar with the type of exercise you can perform in the water. After all there is more to swimming than just doing laps. You might find a swimming workout that’s geared towards aerobics. Even though it won’t be the same in water, it’ll be just as helpful and beneficial, and you will stay cooler through the entire workout. The water provides natural resistance and it is also excellent for the joints. There isn’t a great deal of jarring when you execute a swimming exercise, and you’ll find that a few of your every day aches and pains might simply begin to go away.

You may also do swim dancing for your swimming workout if you would like, or you can adhere to the tried and true free style swimming for fun. You can try laps or you can simply go up and down a lane, it truly doesn’t matter. The fantastic part in regards to a swimming workout is that it doesn’t really matter what it is. So long as you are moving around in the water, you’re getting an excellent workout. The water is definitely great fun for children, and they won’t even realize they’re getting exercise while they’re in a pool or playing in the ocean. They’ll just think they’re having fun. It may be the best way to get them moving and put the thought of exercise for good health into their heads for life.

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