Why We Ignore Our Health On All Inclusive Self Destructive Vacations
My wife and I recently returned from a fantastic all inclusive vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It had been years since we stayed in an all – inclusive resort, but had finally saved enough travel points on one of our credit cards to take a vacation. So we decided to head to beautiful Akumal and stay at one of the lovely Oasis Resort Hotels.
It was a fantastic 2 weeks, with perfect weather and beautiful beaches to enjoy! But during our entire stay, I couldn’t help but look at all the other people, not only at our hotel, but all the others along our gorgeous stretch of beach, simply lying in their lounge chairs all day long, not moving a muscle. For the most, I also observed the majority of these people to be over – weight.
Constant Over Indulging at All Inclusive Resorts
These types of vacations are fabulous and they simply cannot be beat for Value for your dollar. Whether a resort beach type holiday like we did or whether you take one of those wonderful all inclusive cruise vacations, the dining options, drinks, activities and entertainment, are amazing! But why do so many people taking these vacations choose to ignore their health and over indulge?
Don’t get me wrong, we love to enjoy ourselves and over eat and drink during these types of holidays, but at the same, my wife and I always make sure we try to include healthy options in our meals at these resorts. We also make sure that we are getting enough exercise during the day to burn off those extra calories consumed and maintain our health at the same time.
Take a Brisk Walk on the Beach
For those of us over 50, it’s even more vital for us to exercise daily and take command of what we consume each and every day! Just a simple 2 week all – inclusive stay on a cruise or at one of these resorts, with over indulging with food and drink, can have dire health consequences in the long run.
Did you know …
The average person gains 5 to 10 pounds on a typical 7 day cruise holiday, depending on several different factors
Now I am certainly no health expert, but I read and see enough to know that we must exercise daily and eat good nutritious meals to combat aging and illness.
Never give up on yourself so you can enjoy the same holiday again and again!
For those of us who are capable, get up and get moving for at least an hour a day during your holiday. I’ve overcome a great number of injuries over the years, including surgery to remove a disc in my lower back, leg surgery on two occasions for a fractured femur, a separated shoulder, deep muscle tears and I now live with a severely arthritic neck. But that doesn’t stop me from getting exercise daily and to keep things at bay and from getting worse as I continue to age.
I want to continue to travel and enjoy as many activities as I can for many years to come. On this last trip, I had a wonderful morning scuba diving on this part of Mexico’s beautiful reef. It was a great 2 tank dive with Mexidivers in Tulum. As long as I continue to exercise and eat right, I should be able to enjoy dives like this for many years to come!
Take What You Can Eat in the Buffet Line
I love those buffets, the choices are endless, but we couldn’t help but notice that people would load their plates full of food, eat bits and pieces, have the rest thrown away and go reload another plate. Imagine what the dining staff are thinking, when they are making so little and work so hard every day just to feed their families! It’s almost embarrassing at times watching these individuals. Please try to use some common sense in selecting your food choices and the amounts you take.
Just because it’s all inclusive doesn’t mean it includes wasting food at every meal.
Consider a Health and Wellness Resort
This is certainly a type of vacation that is gaining increased popularity, particularly because there are millions of baby boomers retiring. Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy a resort vacation and stay healthy at the same time. Last summer, a few of our family members enjoyed a wonderful Yoga retreat holiday in British Columbia and they can’t wait to return next season. I would certainly like to add this type of holiday to my travel plans in the near future.
When selecting an inclusive health and wellness resort, you are investing in your future. The fee you pay to take this type of holiday will pay big dividends in the long run, helping you to lead a longer and healthier life.
So there you have it! My input on encouraging those not just over 50, but for everyone to think about their health when indulging in those fantastic all inclusive vacations! You do have a choice and can make a difference in your quality of life.
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