Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach? Cameron is one starlet that takes advantage of all the beach has to offer. I love that she doesn’t just lounge on the sand, but plays in the water practically non-stop. Which is great since I believe the Burn Calories at beach is a workout waiting to happen.
While you may think that’s boring, I’ve got news for you: Vacation exercise isn’t about the treadmill. There are tons of fun, active ways you can torch calories and get a workout without even realizing it. Here are some of the many activities I can’t wait to try during my own vacation (and a rundown of how many calories* each one burns).
Walking in the Sand: Sand provides way less traction than concrete sidewalk or asphalt roads. So take advantage of your disadvantage and walk the beach. Do walk in both wet and dry sand to challenge your body in different ways. There will be good people watching to entertain you too. Who knows maybe you will even see some wildlife.
Walking in the Surf: Just walking in ankle deep water is a great challenge. Add the ebb and flow of the tide and you have yourself a great lower body workout.
Playing in the Waves: Jumping up and down in the surf is great fun and a challenge to your entire body. Diving under waves and swimming against the tide is a great way to workout with the ocean providing extra resistance.
There’s more to do at the beach, and there are more photos of Cameron frolicking in the waves. So just read more.
Swimming: Swim out past the break and try some laps in the ocean. The current creates a natural challenge. Make sure you stay in sight range of the lifeguard. Remember: if you can’t see the guards, they can’t see you.
Body Surfing: Riding the waves without a board is a fun way to experience the ocean. You don’t need any gear, although fins do help.
Beach volleyball: This game exerts maximum pressure on your hips and legs for running and jumping, and on your upper body for striking the ball. If you have fewer people in your team, you’ll get a better workout because in that case you have to run around all the more and working up a sweat.
Beach Yoga: Burn Calories – do your sun salutations in the actual sun! Nothing’s more Zen than the sound of waves crashing on the shore, plus, perfecting your prana on the beach builds muscles in your feet, hips, knees, and shoulder joints. Don’t have your yoga routine embedded in your brain? Try this yoga routine for a Zen workout suitable for the sand!