4 Healthy Summer Staycation Ideas
By Virginia Laird
For those ready for summer but not ready to drop a ton of money on vacation, there are plenty of staycation opportunities. Many of these are inexpensive and offer a variety of healthy benefits. Health and wellness experts advise that adding a few activities to your summer leisure activities is a great way to help keep the whole family on top of their health game. Some activities which can help improve and maintain good overall health include:
- Take a trip to the zoo
- Plan a camping trip
- Consider a trip to your favorite museum or exhibit
- Plan a weekend at your favorite hotel
Take a Trip to the Zoo
Considering that a trip to the zoo requires a great deal of walking, it is no surprise that it can be a healthy activity for the entire family. Research suggests that those who take a trip to the zoo walk an average of at least three miles. Many do not equate such an exciting activity with exercise. Health and wellness experts suggest that although it can be great for exercise, trying to tackle such mileage during the summer can leave your family vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Make sure to protect your family by staying hydrated and avoiding the heat of the day during your visit.
Plan a Camping Trip
Living in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you are surrounded by a never-ending selection of campgrounds. Camping is another inexpensive adventure which everyone can enjoy. It also is a healthy activity for the entire family. Health and wellness experts advise that camping can provide much exercise as participants take on hikes and fresh air can give a boost to the immune system. Research suggests that camping can improve sleep. These are just a few of the benefits which can be had by camping.
Consider a Trip to Your Favorite Museum or Exhibit
If you are looking to keep your staycation indoors, you may want to plan a trip to your favorite museum. With Austin just a short drive south on I-35, it can be easy to plan a trip to one of the many museums in the capital city. Although indoors, it still offers healthy benefits. Much like the zoo, walking through a museum can provide a great deal of exercise.
Plan a Weekend at Your Favorite Hotel
For those who want to get away for a few days, but camping is not in your vocabulary, you may like to consider a weekend at your favorite hotel. While this doesn’t sound like anything much when it comes to improving your health, there are a great many benefits to this. The simple act of getting away from work can help reduce stress.
Now is the time to start planning your healthy summer adventures!
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