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Tips for Staying Healthy on Your Vacation
Going on vacation is exciting- you’re trying new activities, enjoying some rest, and spending time out of your element in all the right ways. But sometimes the good, healthy habits we’ve formed at home go by the wayside when we go on vacation. But did you know you’ll actually find more enjoyment from your time away if you incorporate some of your healthy habits into your vacation schedule? The Best Western Siesta Key knows you want to have a great time while you’re visiting Siesta Key, and we think you’ll love some of the ways we suggest you keep yourself healthy, fit and energetic. You’ll go home feeling rejuvenated instead of drained and ready to tackle your regular life again, rather than having to work to undo the bad habits formed on vacation. Here are some great ways to stay fit and healthy on vacation on Siesta Key.
You may have already heard about the amazing sand on Siesta Key. Not only is it pure white and powder-soft, but the Siesta Key beaches are known for their almost-mystical quality. This is thanks to large amounts of quartz enriching the sand. So, hanging out on these beaches, taking a long barefoot walk or run is said to bring healing powers to your mind, body and spirit. So what better place to enjoy a morning yoga class than right here on our quartz-infused sand? On Wednesday and Friday mornings you can enjoy the beauty of the beach and inhale the fresh Gulf breeze as you give your sun salutation with Yoga on Siesta Beach.
Juice Bars and Cafes
For juice and smoothie fans, you know there’s sugary blends that have few-if-any health benefits and then there’s the real deal: juice bars and cafes that offer real nourishment and sustenance with healing benefits. CROP Juices is one such place and you can find it right here on Siesta Key. Choose from among many organic, vegan and gluten-free smoothies, meals and desserts, all with a focus on health and wellness. Fuel your vacation body and feel well as you enjoy natural flavors and products.
Massage and Wellness
Part of staying healthy and well on vacation is tending to yourself. This is the perfect opportunity to practice self-care while resting and relaxing to the fullest. The massage therapy establishments on Siesta Key offer a vast array of services, from facials and acupuncture to a variety of massage styles that will leave you feel totally rejuvenated. Hands of Light Massage Therapy offers personalized massages based on your own body’s particular needs. They will customize a program specifically for you! Siesta Healing is a holistic spa and wellness center that offers many services, including a salt room, to revive your mind, body and spirit. Consider enjoying a spa day for the height of relaxation while on vacation.
Farm-to-Table / Organic / Vegan Restaurants
Of course, part of staying healthy and well while on vacation is eating well. It’s so easy to indulge in rich, fatty or fried foods simply because you’re away from your routine. After all, you’re taking a break from the daily grind, right? But enjoying health-focused farm-to-table restaurants like Sun Garden Cafe, organic snacks like those at Siesta Key Gelato or vegan-friendly cafes like Nutritious You is a great way to try new things while maintaining the goodness your body already loves. In many cases, you’ll be trying local fare, too, and it’s always fun to see what the locals eat when you’re vacationing in a new area!
Just because you’re on vacation, you don’t have to sacrifice the health and wellness you’ve worked hard to create in your life. On Siesta Key, there are plenty of ways to exercise, eat well and mindfully relax while enjoying the beauty of the beach. For more local ways to stay well on vacation, talk to the experts at The Best Western Siesta Key. We’re happy to share our favorite spots for organic treats, sunny exercise and plenty of restful indulgence. Treat yourself and your body well while you vacation and return home revived.