Relaxing and de-stressing are common prerequisites of holidays. They present the chance to forget about mundane everyday life and all of its’ little problems too. Most people tend to put on a few pounds over the holidays, meaning that after all of the relaxation, upon their return to normalcy they are faced with the very real prospect of having to get back into shape.
However, have you ever considered the possibility of using your holiday to kick start your get in shape and get healthy regime? It might sound a bit of an oxymoron to use your hard earned rest and relaxation time to overhaul your body, but by getting healthy, your overall wellbeing will improve.
For those of us who are fit, eat healthily and are a healthy weight, we tend to be happier, more proactive and better sleepers. Not to mention the overall health benefits such as a healthier body and lower risk of obesity related diseases such as diabetes.
The great thing about holidays is that obviously you do not have to work so you have more free time. This time could be spent getting used to cooking healthy, wholesome meals, and getting into the habit of it. If you can get used to cooking your own food instead of reaching for fast food and microwave meals (major culprits of an unhealthy lifestyle), you may find that even come around to enjoying it.
You can also use this free time to educate yourself a bit more about food, and become more aware of what you are putting into your body. Diet is such a huge part of weight loss that if you can really focus on it whilst you have the time, it can stand you in good stead when you have less time for this education.
Exercise is the other important factor that is involved when it comes to losing weight. But with the stresses and heavy demands of modern working life, this can mean that you have little or no time to take part in exercise. If you are not naturally an active person, the last thing that you will want to do after a long day is be active.
Obviously though, holidays and the free time that they bring, offer the chance to kick start an exercise regime. You will be able to find what suits you as an exercise, be it the gym, exercise classes, or just running around a park. Exercise releases endorphins which are addictive as they make you happy, so if you implement an exercise plan you could find yourself beginning to look forward to it. If a sudden exercise results in stiffness and sore muscles, the free time also means that your body has the time to recover.
This is all very well, but you may be thinking when will I get the chance to actually relax and get away on my holidays?! There are plenty of activity holidays out there, but if luxury, relaxation and pampering are more your thing, then perhaps a luxury resort would be better option. De Vere resorts are a good example of holiday resorts where you can relax and get fit. There are modern gyms, luxurious spas, swimming pools and a wide range of activities. Click on this link http://www.devere-hotels.co.uk/spa-leisure/gym-swim.html for more information.
So, getting in shape does require dedication, but it does not have to be a chore. Using your holidays to begin a lifestyle change can be a great investment for your general health and happiness too.