Get Fit And Boost Your Wellbeing On Adventure Holidays

Whatever the season, going away on an adventure holidays is a welcome distraction from the humdrum of daily life. Going abroad or staying at home, there are different types of holidays from which to choose.

Maybe you prefer recuperation by the water. In that case a seaside holiday will suit you well.

If you love the urban landscape then a city break is more up your street. For the outdoor activity enthusiast who just enjoys the freedom of the open spaces and nature, then an adventure holiday may be more appropriate.

Read the rest of the article to find out how adventure holidays can help you get fit and boost your wellbeing.

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Types of Adventure Holidays

There are many different types of adventure holidays. Depending on personal preference or family friendly activities, you can choose from many types of adventures.

Adventure takes many different forms, some relaxed others adrenaline pumping. Activities may include the following:

  • Walking and trekking
  • Wildlife tours
  • Cycling holidays
  • Sea kayaking
  • River canoeing
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Climbing and aerial assault courses
  • Caving and coasteering

These are just a few activities, but as you can see from the list above there is an endless choice of activities.

Several factors will determine what you go for in the end such as your fitness levels, experience, whether you are holidaying as a family or as an individual, personal interests and the level of risk you are willing to take.

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Wellbeing Benefits Of Adventure Holidays

For a large number of people, holidays are a way to relax and unwind. The desire to do absolutely nothing and sit by the beach or pool is strong for some.

However, since you are reading this article you must fall on the other end of the spectrum. You can’t stand being idle and would rather do something active. Wise choice, because you will benefit immensely from an active holiday compared to a subdued poolside affair.

  • Great on the heart and circulation system – Participating in adrenaline pumping activities is good for cardio and benefits the circulation system in general.
  • Doing something you love keeps stress at bay – An active body is an active mind. Banish the blues by being on the go your entire holiday and your mind will love you for it.
  • Connect with your inner self – Imagine camping in the hills of Wales or enjoying a fireside moment on your trek across Iceland. These are the moments which give you an opportunity to just sit there and enjoy the moments. Faraway from the demands of daily life.
  • Some adventure holidays will challenge you physically, pushing you beyond the limits you perceived you had. One way or another you will learn something about yourself, and have great fun doing it too.

The next time you have a few holiday days to use up, why not opt for an activity holiday instead. You may even be surprised at how much you will enjoy it.

Live a little, take the road less travelled for a change, embrace your adventurous side and get fit, boost your wellbeing and have an amazing time while you are at it.

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Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pack (must keep hydrated)

  • Picnic / Food / Snacks

  • First aid kit

  • Tick remover

  • A day pack to carry everything (or hydration pack)