Traveling isn’t just fun — it can be good for you, too. Getting away from it all is a great way to clear your mind and improve mental well-being. Believe it or not, travel can also be good for your physical health. Especially if you enjoy outdoor activities, you can get a great workout without even realizing it. Check out our top picks for vacation activities so fun, you won’t even realize you’re exercising.
If you’re coming to the Florida Keys — or any other beautiful destination with perfect weather and turquoise waters — then kayaking is an invigorating way to enjoy your surroundings. See marine life in its natural habitat, take in the sea breeze, and get a great workout while you’re at it. There’s something particularly soothing about paddling out far from shore and becoming one with the sea.
If you enjoy being close to the water, why not just jump right in? Swimming is a great way to cool off, have fun, and stay fit. It’s also considered one of the best workouts, activating almost every muscle in your body. If you’re in Islamorada, head to Theater of the Sea, where you can swim with dolphins — how’s that for a unique workout?
Biking is known to be a great workout, but it’s also a great way to get around — making it the perfect vacation activity. Especially if you’re visiting a beautiful destination, you can take in the views as you enjoy the fresh air. You’ll also see more because you’ll be covering more ground.
Finally, if you’re looking for a really good workout while on your travels, we recommend a round or two of tennis. Many hotels and resorts offer tennis facilities (Cheeca Lodge, for one), and it’s a great way to strengthen your heart, legs, arms, and core. And if you go somewhere tropical, you’ll get fresh air, sun, and some good exercise.
You can enjoy all these outdoor activities and more at Cheeca Lodge, in beautiful Islamorada. So what are you waiting for? Your mind and body will thank you. Visit our Wellness & Fitness page to learn more.