Vacations are as varied as the people taking them. If you hope to stay fit during your vacation, the exercise you choose should adapt to the vacation you choose. Would you exercise the same way on the beach as you would in the Smokey Mountains? Probably not, so here are some ideas for staying active during vacations at different places with different people.
Going to the beach seems to be a favorite of many. It's so easy to just lie in the sand all day, read a book, and forget about physical activity, but there are plenty of ways to have active fun. First, there may be a pool at your hotel or condo. Swimming is a great low-impact workout that gets your heart pumping. If you go with family, especially kids, then playing games on the beach can be a natural. Bring balls, a Frisbee, or anything else you can use to play a game. Clear out some room on the sand and enjoy.
Cruise ships are also exercise-friendly because most come equipped with a weight room. While these may not be as extensive as the gym you are used to at home, you can get the same complete workout as you would otherwise. Take advantage of this. Also, cruise ships have pools, where you can do water exercises.