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Staying Fit While Having FUN

It’s summertime! Time to plan a getaway, relax,

….but how does

work into the equation? Can you really

while

?

The answer is a resounding YES!! Whether you’re planning a trip to the mountains, or hitting the sand and surf, there are a number of ways you can get your

and enjoy yourself at the same time!

If you are staying at a hotel, chances are there will be a

there. Or you may be staying in an area where there is

, such as near an ocean.

is a great way to get

; it increases strength, flexibility and cardiovascular

. One of the greatest features about water is its buoyancy, which makes you feel lighter in the water. It reduces your weight, therefore putting less stress on your joints bones and muscles. Water also creates resistance, which causes you to work opposing muscles at the same time. There are also a number of underwater exercise equipment available, to maximize your workout. Exercising in water is a great way to workout and stay cool and refreshed at the same time!

Heading up to the mountains? Try going for a walk, or better yet, go hiking! Hiking and walking are similar a bit, but not very much. Walking is simply walking; hiking is an activity that occurs in the midst of nature. It can be fun and challenging, and it’s always great exercise. But like any other exercise, you should ensure you have the proper equipment. A good pair of hiking boots that fit well are a must, to keep your feet from blistering. And instead of wearing cotton, the experts today recommend high-tech synthetics, such as Under Armor, to wick away moisture while hiking. You should also make sure to apply bug repellent and sunscreen, for obvious reasons. And by all means, keep yourself hydrated! Carry a bottle of water with you; the longer your planned hike, the bigger the bottle should be.

And finally, decide where you want to go. There are a myriad of state parks, hiking trails, and city parks, either maintained or rugged, so check into these resources while planning your vacation.

Vacation get-aways are great for resting and relaxing, but they are also good for having fun, and if you can stay fit and burn calories at the same time, then you will feel ten times better when you return.

Have a nice trip!!!