A vacation is a great time for us. Not only it gives us an opportunity to rest from work but also to see new things, meet new people, and take some cool photos.
However a vacation can also be a great opportunity to get in shape. We have a great list of advice on how to get a great body while on vacation and watch everyone stare in amazement.
You should switch to seafood instead of meat.
There is even an entire movement called pescatarianism where people replace meat with seafood. But what we’re saying is not that you should stop eating meat completely.
Just replace beef, chicken, or pork with seafood while you’re on vacation. This would be very easy if you’re on vacation near the water. Thanks to this diet a lot of girls have managed to lose weight.
Walking is great for health, and to use it to your advantage and make it even more efficient, you should:
Lift your head, walk straight, and put your shoulders down.
Step on your heel and just and kick off the ground only with your toes and use your arms as well, swing them in the direction opposite of your leg movement.
You should make sure to walk at least 30 minutes a day and if you can walk for 45 minutes, even better. It’s really easy to do this if you’re hiking or on a walking tour.
It’s the best way to enjoy the nature and improve your health at the same time.
You can replace drinks with fresh juices and coconut milk.
This must be the tastiest way to lose weight while you’re on vacation. Just replace the soft drinks or alcohol with fresh juice and you will notice a difference right away. If you want this method to be as effective as possible, you should:
The best way to do this would be to drink a glass of juice 20 minutes before your meal because this way, you can reduce your hunger and your body will still get the necessary vitamins.
Try unusual mixes made with parsley, cucumbers, and vegetables (just stay away from cilantro and basil — they only make your hunger worse). But don’t overdo it because your digestive system needs time to get used to these products).
And yes! Experiment with spices! If you just add some cinnamon or pepper, it will not only help boost your metabolism, but also make your “juice menu” more diverse.
Don’t drink juices in packs. You should replace them with the local alternatives like coconut milk and so on.
Make good use of the sand.
A great way to lose extra pounds is to play on the sand. You can play beach volleyball and frisbee. It’s fun to play beach volleyball even if there are just 2 people.
All you need is a ball and trust us when we say the sand makes it harder, but you will have so much fun that you won’t even notice it. The same works for running and other exercises on the beach.
Swim for more than 20 minutes.
You will start burning extra calories after only 20 minutes of swimming. Here are a few tips to make swimming as efficient as possible:
Swim for at least 30 minutes. The distance should be from 2000 ft to 2500 ft. If you are a beginner, you can start with 300 ft. But don’t take any breaks.
The ideal water temperature is from 75°F to 82°F. And seawater is the best choice.
Change the style around to butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke or backstroke and change the intensity.
Do exercises in the water.
Water workouts are very effective and are good for any pool or sea. Do this set of exercises every time you enter the water:
Stand up straight, the water should be at the level of your neck. Put your hands straight and do leg swings trying to touch your palms with your toes. Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps on each leg.
Run in place. Try to touch your buttocks with your heels and move your arms as if you are running on the ground. Try running for 10 minutes.
Float on your back, put your hands palm down, and pull your knees to your chest. This exercise is for your abs. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps. If it’s too hard, do the exercises separately on each leg.
Move your arms along your body quickly, creating a wave. Do this for 5-10 minutes.
Finish your workout with jumps in the water. When jumping, put your hands up. 3 sets of 15-20 reps should do the trick.
We hope that these recommendations will help you lose extra weight during your vacation. But maybe you have your own ways of losing weight? Tell us about them in the comment section below!