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By Adam Glinski

Vacation

Exercise Tips

Even though Florida is a top vacation destination, those of us that

live here still need to take a vacation ourselves. Vacations are a great time to kick back, relax, and let loose. You deserve it. You work hard and some rest and relaxation are in order. Do not however, let your vacation derail all the hard work you have put into your body. Whether you are going on a cruise, having a stay-cation here in our beautiful state or heading off somewhere else, here are my top vacation exercise tips. START YOUR DAY RIGHT. Home life typically involves waking up and following a rigorous schedule. While on vacation, your schedule is your own. Mornings are the best time for vacation workouts. If you try to wait until later in the day you may find yourself wrapped up in other fun activities and not get around to your workout. Morning workouts are also a great way to boost your metabolism and start your day feeling great. BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES. No gym at your hotel? Camping? Packed cruise ship gym? Don’t forego your workout. Bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, squats, crunches, and lunges are great for you and can be done anywhere. Combine these into challenging circuits to get pumped and get your heart rate going at the same time. Example: 10 push-ups, 20 squats, 25 crunches, and 10 lunges each leg followed by a 30 second rest, repeated five times through.

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WALK WHEN YOU CAN. As you travel you may have opportunities to sight see. Walk wherever you can. If where you’re going is just blocks away and the route is safe, don’t hail a cab or hop a bus, use your feet. Offset those extra vacation calories with extra steps while taking in your surroundings. Have a plan. You put in time exercising at home and do not want to throw off your progress in a week. Create a simple vacation exercise plan. It is proven that those who plan have better success adhering to exercise routines. GET A MASSAGE. What says relaxation more than a massage? Massages are perfect for stiff overworked muscles and an amazing way to melt away your work stress. Starting your vacation with a massage is a great way to ensure you are primed to fully enjoy your time off. „

Heartland Living June-July issue 2016  
Heartland Living June-July issue 2016  

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