Poll: Do You Like to Be Active on Vacation?


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It's been a while since I've taken a true vacation (I've been taking more staycations -- staying home while taking vacation time), but when I do go on vacation (or even when I take a staycation), I like to stay active. I do spend some time relaxing as well, but I do my best to make sure that I incorporate some form of exercise/activity in my day, which helps me stay on track with my health goals.

When vacationing, I like to do as much walking as I can, so I try to select places to stay that are within walking distance to things that I would like to do or see. That helps to keep me active and saves money by not spending it on gas for the car. If I go to a place that has a lot of outdoor type activities to do, I try to hike and bike too. If I stay at a hotel that has a pool or gym, I also like to take advantage of those as well. One time many years ago, I stayed at a resort in Mexico and participated in a water aerobics class that they offered -- talk about a fun, active and relaxing time!

If I take a staycation, I like to do a lot of those types of activities as well. It helps me get out and see more of the surroundings in my area that I may have missed before. There are numerous hiking and biking trails around me that I have yet to try out and what better time to do so than during a staycation! This year when I take some time off, I'll be including my dogs in my vacation and/or staycations too, so that will make staying active more fun and exciting for all of us.

Before taking your next vacation, you may want to read about 11 Active Vacation Ideas to help you stay active during your vacation and be more likely to stay on track with your healthy goals. 

What are your favorite active vacation or staycation activities? Do you try to base your vacations or staycations around staying active? Do you think staying active on vacation or staycation helps you stay on track with your healthy goals afterward?

Do you like to be active on vacation?

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    We try to do a mix of activity and relaxation. Relaxation always feels better when you're active FIRST. - 6/21/2012   8:42:23 AM
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    I like to be active, but when I do a trip it's usually a historical site or something that involves a lot of walking. I may not bust my buns at the gym, but I may lace up my tennis shoes and walk many miles over the course of the day. - 6/21/2012   7:25:20 AM
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    I like to be active but not over the top and exhausted! - 6/21/2012   6:50:02 AM
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    I enjoy a combination of being active and enjoying some down time too!

    I've been planning our vacations around my Dreamboard/Vision collage, to be active and fulfill a dream. It's working out great so far. On one vacation we swam with the dolphin and played hard all day at a water park, last fall we went to the mountains and climbed Chimney Rock, and this fall we'll stay at the beach and bike around the island to see it in full and enjoy the wildlife, and take in eco tours as well. In the end, we can relax and enjoy the awesome sunset!

    I'm living my Dreamboard/Vision Collage, and staying active too! - 6/21/2012   6:46:50 AM

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