A sandy beach can prove one of the best possible surfaces for a barefoot- workout. It can be a great way to stay fit and lose weight while traveling.
In the sand is one of the best exercises for your ankles and feet. It forces you to use your toes, grabbing the sand with each stride. There’s also little impact on your knees and consistent resistance to help you maximize your workout.
Run for 10 yards touch the sand and quickly turn around to sprint back. Rest for 15 seconds, then sprint out 20 yards and back. Continue increasing the distance in increments of 10 until you get to 50 yards; then come back down. Try to push off the line quickly.
Surfing requires and develops great upper body strength as you paddle out through the waves, as well as good balance and coordination as you ride back in. As a workout, surfing is not unlike interval training, because you work hard to get out into the waves and then rest as you wait for the perfect wave to take you back to shore. If full-on surfing is not your thing, consider body boarding as an easier, equally beneficial alternative
Playing volleyball at the beach is a good workout as a game if you are travelling with family or friends. Involving lots of jumping, brief sprints and dives, beach volleyball will not only improve your fitness and endurance but also your agility, speed and coordination. Many beaches have nets ready if you are not carrying one.
Whether you choose to gear up with fins and snorkel to check out the sea life or just your goggles to swim across the bay, swimming is great exercise. Remember that the sea is nature’s pool. It’s subject to the weather, tides and wildlife. So, keep safe and take note of any prevalent winds and tides and follow the instructions of lifeguards.
As in case of running and passing game, touch football will torch your legs, rev up your heart rate and challenge your athleticism. The start/stop nature of touch football also means it is a lot like interval training and hence an exceedingly good fat burner
These activities are fun and help in burning calories while at the beach.