Delicious food, lots of lounging, alcohol...these three things can sabotage the vacation of the physically fit.
Here are three creative ways to "keep moving" on vacation:
1. Take the stairs. Many resorts have elevators (not all) but if you make use of a couple flights of stairs going to and from your room, you can log a few more steps on the Fitbit. Stephanie and her husband have a "four deck rule" on cruise ships - they only take the elevator when going up more than five or more decks. Ruth Ann and her husband also use stairs between ship decks.
2. Walk the property. Many resorts have lavish grounds that are meticulously maintained with glorious landscaping. Most resorts are very quiet in the morning. Grab your tennis shoes, a cup of coffee, and walk! It won't be too hot if you head out early, and you will feel like you have the place to yourself. Make your way to the sea and catch a great view. Snap some photos of a sunrise that makes everyone swoon on Instagram. Take a deep breath. You're on vacation.
On a cruise? Walk the track! What a breeze! What a view!
3. Free (or inexpensive) classes. We're not saying that vacation is always the right time to try something new, particularly if you have health concerns, but if you're able, resorts offer free classes such as yoga and water aerobics, and many cruise lines offer a variety of options at a small price point. Not interested in organized classes? Check out the amazing workout facilities most resorts / cruise lines offer to their guests.