Was getting healthier part of your New Year’s resolution this year? Or taking more vacations was one of them? Or be more mentally relaxed and happier is your goal for the year? Do you know that you can hit those goals at the same time? Yes, you can still keep a healthy and balanced lifestyle while you are on vacations. It’s like killing three birds with one stone, right?
But, how? Nope, I’m not going to suggest you to learn how to play ukulele in between your yoga sessions to keep the Zen in your life. I’m going to give you a simple suggestion. Take a walking vacation.
When it comes to being healthy, many activities come to mind. Some people started it by changing their diets and start eating healthy food. Nowadays, there are so many healthy food recipes you can find on the internet or books written by famous health coaches that are easy to prepare. But eating healthy food is not enough. You need to move your body as well in order to be fit.
To stay fit or reach their physical goals, you must exercise regularly. Some people are going to the gym every day, working on exercise equipment like smith machine until their muscles sore and they sweat like there is no tomorrow while watching a show on Netflix or listening to their favorite podcast shows. Other than going to the gym, many people are doing a different kind of sports to reach their health goals. Some people do yoga, play basketball or squash with their buddies, or even some martial arts training. For people who like to be outdoors while enjoying their alone time while working out, walking would be the perfect type of sports for them.
Walking is another type of exercise you asked? Yes, it is! Walking is really good for you. Walking helps you to move your body the same way running does, hence why it’s healthy. Walking is also easy to do and a lot cheaper than most of the other forms of physical exercise.
A regular walking can help you to maintain your weight, improve your mood and your sleeping quality with a good mattress, strengthen your bones and muscles, reduce your waistline, and many other great benefits. 8Aside from those wonderful benefits, walking is also a fun activity for everyone from all age and fitness level. You can take a 15 minutes’ walk during your lunch break, or you can go for a weekend morning walk with your friends or partner while catching up news with each other.
You can even go for walking vacation with a bunch of people, visiting new places, learning about their histories and cultures while getting in shape, making new friends, and improve your quality of life. You want to try those strange snacks they are selling around the corner? Go for it! You will burn those calories immediately by continue to walk to your destination. That’s the beauty of walking vacation.
You can enjoy the sights, nature, and the food first-hand while exercising at the same time. It does not even feel like exercising because you are not stuck inside a building full of scary looking workout machines or keep checking your fitness gear to see how many calories you have burned or how many laps you have done.
Another benefit of taking a walking vacation is you will improve your sleeping quality. You can get rid of those sleeping aids that haven’t done anything to help you fall asleep. With a better mood, a full stomach, a tired but relaxed body, you will fall asleep immediately once you hit the sack. Guaranteed!
So, don’t think twice. Start slowly by maintaining a daily walking schedule. Does a brisk walk during your lunch break or start walking from home to work or vice versa. Once you’re ready, register yourself for a walking tour around your neighborhoods or communities. These walking tours or walking vacations come with many levels to fit your physical conditions.
You can register yourself to one and see how great it is for your mind, body, and spirit. You get to see the other part of the city you lived in that you never paid attention to before, you get to make new friends or create stronger bonds with your friends who you are traveling with while shaping your body the whole time you walk around the town for new experiences. Afterward, you will be rewarded with a peaceful mind and a relaxed body that will send you to dreamland almost immediately because you know you’ve checked all your New Year’s resolution list in one day. It’s a great life indeed.