5 Holidays That Can Transform Your Body
We often worry about getting our bikini body ready to go on holiday, but what if you flipped this idea on its head for once? Imagine if you could go on holiday, have a great time and come home healthier, stronger and in better shape than when you left. How awesome would that be?
Well, you’re in luck because those kinds of trips actually do exist and they don’t involve extreme diets or crazy hard-core bootcamps. You just need to get organised, save up a little bit of money and do it! So with that in mind, let’s take a look at five holidays that will help you feel stronger and fitter this year.
1) Mountain trek
Many people dismiss the idea of mountain treks because they think they’re not fit enough. But whilst the big peaks like Everest and Aconcagua take a decent amount of training and equipment, there are other peaks or mountain ranges across the world which are more accessible for the average person.
Climbing amount can be hugely rewarding. Providing that you are in reasonable health, you can enjoy a few days (or even a couple of weeks) off the grid with nothing to worry about except putting one foot in front of the other. Whether it’s a once in a lifetime bucket-list trip like Kilimanjaro, the Swiss Alps or a mountain range closer to home, spending a few days hiking in the mountains is a fantastic way to get a bit of fresh air and low-impact cardio.
2) Bike trip
This is a fabulous way to get the blood pumping whilst covering a lot of ground and taking in some spectacular scenery. Whether it’s cycling down the coast of Italy or through the Madagascan Highlands, a bike trip is another fabulous way to get toned whilst exploring a new area and enjoying an adventure.
3) Surf camp
Though the pros make it look effortless, surfing takes a great deal of strength across the entire body. Attending a surf camp will therefore help you to improve your strength across your upper body, core and legs. It will help improve your balance and you’ll even get a bit of cardio in too when you’re paddling.
But perhaps the best thing about a surf camp holiday is that you really get the best of both worlds. Whether it’s a surf camp in Australia or a surf retreat in Bali, the days are spent working on your surf skills whilst the late afternoons and evenings are for relaxing in paradise!
4) Hiking holiday
You don’t have to camp on the side of a mountain or worry about reaching huge peak to get the benefits of hiking. You don’t even have to be particularly good at hiking to get the benefits. In fact, we’ll let you in on a little secret… hiking is just walking!
With a little bit of planning, a hiking holiday can take take you literally anywhere. If you don’t quite fancy battling the weather atop a mountain, why not plan a multi-destination holiday where you walk from town to town? You could explore the coast of California or immerse yourself in rural Japan. Wherever you go, you can enjoy some low-impact exercise whilst exploring a new place and culture.
5) Yoga retreat
Contrary to what you’ve probably seen plastered all over Instagram, yoga retreats aren’t just for the impossibly flexible and ridiculously graceful. In fact, perhaps the people who have the most to gain from a yoga retreat are those who are the exact opposite.
Yoga is all about connecting with your own body and improving at your own pace. So even if you struggle to touch your toes sit up straight with your legs crossed in front of you, you can benefit from yoga. Just make sure you choose a retreat that is suitable for your level. If you’re a complete beginner, chances are you’ll feel deflated and frustrated if you go to an advanced yoga retreat. Look for beginner yoga retreats so that you can get the most out of the experience.
So what are you waiting for? Pick a destination, choose your activity and book your holiday today!