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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 at all the other resorts 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 vastly over weight.

All Inclusive Self Destructive Vacations – Constant Over Indulging

All Inclusive Self Destructive Vacations

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 time, my wife and I always make sure we try to include healthy options in our meals at these resorts.

We also try to get 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

Beach Walking in Mexico

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 vacation on a cruise or at one of these resorts with continued over indulging with food and drink, can have dire health consequences in the future.

Did You Know …

“The Average Person Gains 5 to 10 Pounds On A Typical 7 Day Cruise Vacation, 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!

Get Up And Move Around

Overweight Lady on Beach

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.

My banged up body doesn’t stop me from getting daily exercise to try and prevent things 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 Only What You Can Eat

Overweight Man on Beach

I love those buffets like most everyone else!  The choices are endless at these resorts and on cruise ships, but we couldn’t help but notice that people would load their plates full of food, eat bits and pieces and then have the rest thrown away.  They would then 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 for yourself.

Just because it’s all inclusive doesn’t mean it includes wasting food at every meal.

Consider a Health and Wellness Resort

Yoga on Beach

This is certainly a type of vacation that is gaining increased popularity, particularly because there are millions of baby boomers out there retiring, and are serious about their overall health. This sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy a resort vacation and stay healthy at the same time!

A few of our family members enjoyed a wonderful Yoga retreat holiday in British Columbia, Canada and they can’t wait to return. 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!

Just my thoughts on encouraging those not just over 50 years of age, but for everyone out there 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!

Beach Heavy Weight

I’ve also included a link to the Travel+Leisure website below. I’ve directed the link to their article on How to Stay Healthy & Fit On The Road. Some great advice from Fitness Experts.

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🪔   How To Stay Healthy On The Road

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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