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Have you ever been on a vacation and said to yourself “it’s okay, I’m on vacation.”?

“Cake for breakfast?”…“It’s okay, I’m on vacation”
“Cocktails at lunch?”…“It’s okay, I’m on vacation”
“Another dessert?”…“It’s okay, I’m on vacation”
“Skipping exercise?”…“It’s okay, I’m on vacation”

Although vacation is a time to rest, relax, and let go a little bit, it may be best to not let go too much. Indulging is expected but too much indulgence could lead to being sick and uncomfortable. Our bodies are used to certain types of food and activity on a regular basis, when you veer away from your normal too much, it could make you sick or uncomfortable. No one wants to be ill during their vacation. Instead, it’s better to indulge but not go overboard. The same applies to exercising during vacation. It’s okay to take a break but exercise has many benefits and some people may want to continue their exercise routine during vacation. Here are some tips to help you incorporate exercise into your vacation.

1. Remember You May Already Be Exercising

Depending on the type of vacation you are taking, you may already be incorporating a ton of exercise into your vacation already. Sightseeing or theme park vacations usually include a lot of walking or bike riding. Don’t forget to wear good shoes!

2. Try a New Activity

See what activities are popular at your destination. Horseback riding, golfing, biking, or walking tours are popular activities and a great way to incorporate exercise into your vacation. Some resorts may even offer free exercise classes.

3. See If Your Destination Has a Gym

Some resorts and hotels have great gym amenities that you can check out while you are there. It’s also nice to switch it up and try a new gym.

4. Exercise with Your Family and Friends

Get your loved ones involved in your exercise. Maybe they also want to exercise and it’s a great way to spend time with each other.

5. Schedule It

Although vacation is all about relaxing and doing what you want, it is good to have a casual daily vacation schedule. If you like to exercise in the morning, get into the routine of waking up, getting your exercise in, and then continuing with the rest of your day. Having a schedule or routine will help you not skip your exercise and get it in when it’s best for you.

The Bottom Line

Exercise is good for us and if you want to incorporate it into your vacation there are a lot of fun ways to do it. Remember to enjoy your vacation and don’t beat yourself up if you miss a workout, after all “it’s okay, you’re on vacation.”