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Summer is on the way so what better time than to think about how you can get in a workout than while you are at the beach. Fun and sun!
There are a lot of opportunities to get in a good workout, no matter where you are. Just because you are spending the day, or more, at the beach doesn’t mean you can’t also get in your daily exercise. The following provides some different ways to workout whenever you are at the beach.
Try HIIT Workouts
HIIT, or high-intensity interval workouts, are great to do at the beach since they only take a few minutes. In just 5-10 minutes, you can do an intense workout that burns a lot of calories and will get you in great shape. Another excellent thing about HIIT workouts is that they can workout your entire body in such a short period of time.
One good idea of a HIIT workout is a simple tone-up workout. This takes about 8-10 minutes. You want to do some lunges or squats for about 30 seconds to warm up your body. You will then alternate different exercises, making sure you use as much intensity as possible with each one. This includes a plank drag, side shuffle, and single-leg bounding. You can look up these exercises to find out exactly how to do them.
Run Sprints Down the Beach
Another high-intensity workout that doesn’t take a long time is to run sprints down the beach. Not only do sprints really get your blood pumping and require you to exercise intensely, but it is a lot harder to run through sand. You will find that you don’t go as fast as on flat ground, and that your legs, buttocks, and abdominal muscles feel the burn very quickly. Try a sprint, HIIT workout, and then a light stroll back to the other side of the beach and repeat as many times as you want.
If you want to do something with your family while at the beach that is also a good workout, try playing Frisbee. You can start by just being a few feet away, then every time someone catching the Frisbee, you each move back a feet or so. Keep doing this until you are so far, you can no longer catch or throw the Frisbee at that distance. You can then stop or walk toward each other and do it again.
You are at the beach and in your swimsuit, so go swimming! Even if you are afraid of the waves, you can just swim back and forth in the shallow part of the ocean. If you feel brave enough and can swim well, consider swimming under the waves and heading to the back where the surfers usually are. This allows you more calm ocean water for swimming.
How will you get some activity in while you are at the beach?
Be sure to stay well hydrated when you are outdoors, especially if you are exercising. These are for informational purposes so be cautious in your choice of activity. Before you try any new activity, you should consult your doctor to be certain you are able to exercise.