The Beach Offers a Variety of Exercises

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					 Reasons to Exercise at
      the Beach.

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Get Fit at the Beach.
When you got he the beach you not doubt see most relaxing. The last thing
that most people think about while at the beach, is exercise. However, it can
provide an excellent place to get some activity which can lead to some fun
calorie burning activities. The exercises done at the beach in the fresh ocean
air can be looked at as a reward and nice break from the hum drum activity
done in the gym with indoor lighting and recirculated air from the air
conditioning and heating systems. The beach is used by many companies who
offer a fitness boot camp holiday for that reason.

We will look at some of the advantages of working out at the beach:

Of course there is water - It is difficult to get the type of resistance to the body
that water can provide. For example, when one is running in water, the water
offers resistance to the feet first, as you get into deeper water there is
resistance to the entire legs, and then the entire body. A treadmill in the gym
cannot mimic this type of movement.

Swimming is an activity that can be done at the beach of course. Again this is
something that is not offered at most gyms. If the gym does offer it is will be
away from where you would be typically exercising. Being that the beach has
the water right there; it is possible to add swimming to circuit training.

Sand on the shore - There will usually be two types of surfaces the sand
provides. It will be packed where the tide comes in near the water. This is
where you can do exercises that require balance.

There will be a softer surface the farther away from the water you get. There
are a couple of benefits the soft surface offers. Because it is soft it will be
easier on the joints if you choose to run or walk in it. The soft surface requires
more work from you if you are running, walking, or jumping as the energy from
the legs are absorbed by the sand. If you usually require mats for exercises,
such as situps or pushups, you can do them in the soft sand without hurting
your joints.

The sand also offers an easy way to mark distances. These can be used in
circuit training for activities like shuttle runs. The beach can add variety to your
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workouts. Those who use circuit training can design a circuit using bodyweight
exercises easily and can add some things that would typically be impossible to
do at a commercial gym or at home.

You can get the family involved. Usually your family will be with you at the
beach. The family doesn't have to join in your exercise circuit or your running.
But, there are activities that are fun for the whole family that will get them on
their feet and active. Bringing along a Frisbee, soccer ball, or volley ball can be
a way to get the family involved in some activity and also have some fun. Why
did you bring the family to the beach? It is usually to have some fun.

Distraction - Typically, I would say never let yourself be distracted when
exercising for safety. However, there are times when a little distraction while
doing some endurance exercise, such as jogging, will allow us to take our
minds off the exercise and the time we have spent doing it. You will be in the
fresh air and outside, so enjoy the scenery and sounds of the ocean. The
distraction can make the time seem to pass faster.

Even though working out at the beach may be fun, there are some things to
consider when you are thinking about adding some exercise while you're

Sun block is necessary. Even if it is cloudy the sun's rays can cause a sunburn.
Make sure it is sunblock that will not wash off from sweat or water from
swimming. When swimming, make sure there are lifeguards and be careful of
sea life and tides that may carry you out into the ocean. During all exercise
make sure to stay hydrated, so bring some water along.

During your daily routine there are types of exercises that are difficult to do
such as swimming. When you are at the beach the next time, us it as a chance
to be active. It can be an excellent place to try something new and different
and have a fitness holiday!

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Description: Most people enjoy going to the beach to relax. But, the beach offers many chances to get some excercise during your time there.