We are regularly being told anywhere we go that exercise is extremely important for overall health, both physical and mental. Simply put, keeping active is vital for humans of all ages, children and seniors likewise. Not only does physical activity promote optimal health, but it also increases the quality of one’s life. Of course, with age, people tend to slow down and become a lot more sedentary, preferring to lounge around in a couch all day. Some might say that this is due to various health problems or fears of attaining a serious injury. Others might just fully admit that it is due to the lack of motivation which was in abundance in young age.
However, as we grow older, keeping up with an active lifestyle becomes more and more important for a person’s overall well being. Another thing that may be used as an excuse to not exercise on a regular basis is traveling. Yes, it is true that a lot of destinations do not have gyms or facilities which might make it easier to keep healthy and squeeze in a workout or two. Nevertheless, here are some top destinations from all around the world that will inspire anyone to be fit and healthy. So, grab your cup of tea or coffee and read on.
1. Detox in El Albir Beach, Spain
Fitness lovers already know that the most important rule when trying to keep fit and stay healthy is to focus on wholesome foods and good nutrition. The famous line which says that abs are made in the kitchen is popular for a reason! Located near the gorgeous El Abir beach is the world-renowned medical spa, the SHA Wellness Clinic. Numerous tourists from all around the world rush to Spain to educate themselves on the macrobiotic diet (and to relax in the sun, of course).
In fact, the macrobiotic diet is said to date back to ancient times, and it is believed to be the key to living a long and prosperous life. In modern times, macrobiotic cuts out meat, dairy products and various other allergens (such as wheat), whilst putting more focus on whole grains, legumes, and fruit. When visiting this destination in lovely Spain, one can consult with professionals about the best ways to perform a detox cleanse, how to regulate sleep patterns, and advice on supplementation. Also, visitors can take part in weekly exercise routines or take up different fun activities such as yoga or hiking.
2. Let go of stress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Researchers suggest that the number one reason why people are having a hard time reaching their fitness goals is due to too much stress. Of course, stress is an inevitable part of everyday life. From hectic work schedules to crazy social demands, it seems as stress is everywhere and anywhere we go. In fact, stress stimulates the overproduction of betatrophin, a peptide hormone which hinders the metabolism of fats.
Also, chronic stress keeps us from living life and it stops us from enjoying the precious moments with family and friends. Luckily, one can decide to venture to the Chateau Organic Spa and Wellness Resort in Kuala Lumpur for a much-needed stress relief programme. Here, visitors can relax in the magical rainforests of Malaysia and make sure that inner balance is finally restored. If needed, visitors can consult with experts in order to deal with nutritional deficiencies and common stress triggers. Other fun activities fitness lovers will definitely like is trekking, playing a game of tennis or mountain biking!
3. Go for a walk in Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania has everything to offer for a fitness enthusiast. Not only does the gorgeous island state of Tasmania have the cleanest air in the world, but it is also world-famous for its pure rainwater. Also, in combination with its fertile soil, it has some of the most wonderful produce in the whole area, from walnuts to wasabi. Some adventurers praise Tasmania for its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters, whilst others cannot stop complimenting the island state on its picturesque countryside. The fittest visitors will definitely enjoy going on one of the guided walks available.
For example, a lot of adventurers rave about the six-day Walls of Jerusalem Experience. The walk is accessible solely by foot, and it begins with a trek to Wild Dog. From here, adventurers head to Mount Jerusalem and the Temple to Solomon’s Throne. Furthermore, Tasmania walking toursoffer the full experience of walking with only a water bottle and camera with you during the whole time. This way, no one has to feel the burden of carrying a heavy backpack and there is complete freedom of walking and enjoying the lush scenery.
4. Break a sweat in Koh Samui, Thailand
One of the most important forms of exercise to maintain a strong heart and a clear mind is cardio. Experts recommend healthy seniors (adults over the age of 65) to squeeze in at least two hours of light-intensity exercise on a weekly basis. Of course, seniors who have been diagnosed with various conditions should always seek out the advice of their doctor before trying out any type of cardio exercise!
One of the best places around the world to get the blood pumping is Koh Samui, the second largest island of Thailand. This destination is perfect for adventurers who are determined to have a fun time and stay on track with their fitness goalsat the same time. The delicate balance between having a blast and sweating like a piggy can be found at one of the training facilities on the island which specializes in a holistic boot camp. Alternatively, guests can sign up for Pilates classes or even try out Muay Thai for the first time! However, the kickboxing lessons are quite demanding and will require guests to get out of their comfort zones. After a hardcore workout session, fitness lovers can treat themselves to a traditional Thai massage to get the blood flowing in the exhausted muscles.
In summary, the older a person gets, the more they benefit from a regular workout routine. Above all, there are truly no excuses for keeping up with a healthy lifestyle, no matter who you are. Travelers, remember that there are tons of amazing destinations which will inspire even those who have lost the spark for working out!
This guest post was graciously provided by Nina Simons. Nina is a lifestyle blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor. She’s passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. In her free time, she loves to design clothes and furniture. If you wanna see what she’s up to you can find her on twitter