Many of us like to tone up a little before heading off on our summer holidays. The holiday can provide us with a motivational deadline and with some sensible eating and a boost of exercise, we can gain a fitter, healthier body. This can help us feel more confident in our summer clothes.
If you have been getting into shape and feel proud of the results, it can be shame to let it go to pot on the holiday. So, how do we relax and enjoy ourselves, whilst maintaining a healthier lifestyle?
The first important point to remember is that exercise is the route to a healthy body. At home it can be a challenge to find time for regular exercise, but on holiday it can easily become part of your daily routine.
All of the Carisma campsites have a pool complex, which is the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot day. You may enjoy lounging with a good book by the poolside, but adding a daily swim is a great way for all over body toning. All sites also offer bike hire, so ditch the car and use pedal power to explore the local area. Bikes are also a quick and convenient way to get around the campsite.
On many sites you can find other activities such as tennis courts and football pitches, which can be a great way to spend time with the kids. Local resorts will offer water sports and other high energy activities for all levels of ability. Even packing a Frisbee into your beach bag for game on the sand can get you moving.
The traditional French breakfast of coffee with croissants and pastries might be delicious, but it isn’t the best way to start the day if you want to keep in shape. The good news is, on a French campsite, you are catering for yourself, and so by stocking up at the local market, you can continue your healthy breakfast habits.
Local produce is highly valued in French cuisine and along the west coast of France, locally caught fresh fish can be sourced from fishmongers, markets or supermarkets. Served with rice and a plateful of salad, this can make a tasty, yet healthy meal. If you prefer to tuck into a steak or food from the BBQ, it’s not a problem if you avoid rich sauces and eat them without French bread.
Picking a sorbet rather than an ice cream allows you to indulge in a holiday treat without feeling guilty and enjoying a glass, rather than a bottle, of local wine in the even can make a huge difference to your calorie intake.
By increasing your activity levels and tasting everything in moderation, there is no reason why you can’t retain your trim holiday body.
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