Healthy live in holidays A summer without worrying about the scales
Because going on vacation doesn't mean neglecting your shape
Have the most fun
Resting and staying fit are no longer opposite concepts, and today you can enjoy a summer without gaining pounds or having regrets. To do so, the first rule is to consider exercise and healthy living as one more bit of fun, adding the elements that the destination and the hotel you are staying in offer. That is to say, muscles also move endorphins and smiles.
It's normal to associate fitness with sports and not stopping, but the first thing to keep in mind is that wellbeing has to be comprehensive. That is to say, your body not only needs to be stimulated, but also cared for and pampered to reduce stress and revitalize it. It's no use running 10 km every day if your skin is suffering and anxiety drives you to eat more and more. So, one of the keys to a healthy vacation is to take care of the holistic part of relaxation through health and beauty treatments in any of the Iberostra's hotels with spa.
Before the alarms go off, and the mind starts to imagine a string of forbidden things, you have to look at the menus of the hotels’ restaurants and buffets. Haven’t you noticed that there are more and more healthy foods and dishes? Any luxury establishment of the twenty-first century also stands out by offering recipes that help you stay in shape as part of its breakfasts and meals. The next level is the Fit & Fun program offered by Iberostar, which even offers a series of healthy, tasty recipes to combine ingredients and that serve as a guide to avoid conflict between your conscience and gluttony.
Healthy beverages are a quality guarantee at the best hotels and resorts in the world. Smoothies, shakes, juices and non-alcoholic cocktails make a difference. So before enjoying the sunset in a beach club, think of a more fruitful and refreshing option. Your body will appreciate it, Instagram will welcome you as #healthy and the magic of the moment will multiply.
Take advantage of the pool!
Yes, believe it or not, there are people who don’t know that a pool can be much more than just a place to cool off in. The numerous benefits of exercising in the aquatic area include: injury prevention as the risk of impacts and blows is reduced, improvement in performance due to the resistance of the liquid element, relaxing properties and, of course, allowing exercise even on the hottest of days. But there is one factor that stands out above everything in recent years: it can be fun. Sport in the pool goes beyond swimming, because thanks to the entertainment and sport programs at many hotels, you can dance or take part in fitness or aerobics on the blue pool tiles.
Long live the novelty!
The coastline, the sea, the cities... the destinations discovered when going on holiday can be much more than just the backdrop to your photos. They are also a perfect setting for trying new experiences like water sports or outdoor meditation. The professionalization of the amateur sports sector has a wonderful consequence: there is a discipline for every type of traveler. So why don’t you try kayaking in the sea in Crete, surfing in Fuerteventura or doing yoga in any park in New York?
Better in a group!
Many specialists, including those from Iberostar's Fit & Fun program, stress that, in addition to having fun, being aware of the importance of good nutrition, taking care of oneself and taking advantage of the environment, it is also worth challenging yourself. In other words, set a small goal on your vacation, it can range from reaching the end of the beach walking every day to finally catching a proper wave. But, if you are one of those who considers yourself difficult to motivate, the best thing is to face these things with your family, your companions or with the impromptu group of lovers of each sport at your hotel. The experience will also present a very pleasing socializing incentive.
Help yourself to technology
Challenging yourself is much easier when performance is monitored with any app. Of course, no one is obliged to measure everything, especially on vacation, but surpassing yourself is always a plus when it comes to sports. Another possibility offered by new technologies is training programs that help two things: to optimize efforts and motivate you with personalized tutorials. In fact, some Iberostar hotels already offer tablets to Fit & Fun program users, so you can have a virtual instructor that adapts to your demands.
Live in the moment
Overall, mindfulness is just focusing on what's being done, enjoying every moment, indulging in the whim of not thinking at all and letting your skin act as your brain. Something that seems simple but is not and requires using your mobile only for useful things, avoiding over scheduling, stopping to taste a coffee in Ocean Drive or a juice in Montego Bay or simply going with the flow and what you feel like at any given moment. Achieving this total isolation is a holistic reward that will also make your vacation much more satisfying.
Add it to tourism
Visiting a destination can also be an involuntary way of exercising. For example, did you know that climbing three flights burns 50 % more calories than running on an inclined slope or lifting weights? Going up to your room step by step or avoiding elevators in a museum or shopping mall is just the beginning. Other examples of how easy it is to combine sport and discovery include renting bicycles instead of using a car for journeys nearby or discovering the coves of Majorca or Ibiza in a sailboat.