Vacations are a time to kick back and relax, we know, and often this means letting the exercise regime slip, eating a bit more than we usually would, and lying in… but, hear us out, we’re here to encourage you to use your vacation as an opportunity to take runs along the beach. Here’s why:
Improve Your Overall Health
So this one might seem like a no-brainer, but running is a great way to up your stamina and cardiovascular endurance. If you don’t live near a beach, however, you’re missing out on the benefits that come from this great twist on the usual morning run. You see not only do you get the benefits to your breathing that running in general gives, but the uneven and soft surface of the sand will also make the muscles in your legs work harder to keep balance. This means that you’ll sculpt more defined leg muscles. An added bonus in this case is that the soft surface will be much kinder on your joints than the paved roads you might usually run on.
More Resistance = More Calories Burned
For those on a weight-loss journey, or even those who just want to get the most out of every workout, running on the beach is a real game-changer. The extra resistance not only works new muscles as well as all the usual ones at a higher level, but this has the overall effect of burning more calories per hour. If you add interval training to this you will also benefits from a higher baseline calorie burn even while at rest. This means that a short run every morning during your vacation could go a long way to combating the cocktails and sweet treats that you will no doubt be tempted by each day.
Lowering stress should be a key goal for anyone; stress contributes to poor sleep, weight gain, depression. The benefits of fresh air, exercise, sunshine, and the sound of the ocean waves have all been extolled by scientists and health gurus for years. With that in mind it makes perfect sense that adding them all together will create a truly potent stress-killing cocktail which will enable you to enjoy every moment of your vacation.
Consider running along the beach at Villa del Palmar Cancun each morning while on vacation to relieve stress, up your metabolism and energize you. While you are with use, we would recommend that you run first thing in the morning, or after sundown to avoid the heat.