5 sneaky ways to burn calories on the beach
The beach is not just great for relaxation, but also to get in shape. Try out one of these activities below, and you won't even realize you're burning calories in the process and toning up your whole body. Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen and to reapply often throughout the day!
Great for: Anyone who loves team sports
Did you know that beach volleyball originated in Santa Monica, California in the early 1920s before expanding to other countries like France, Bulgaria and Latvia in the 30s? Challenge your group of friends to a match – the losing team pays for dinner!
Great for: Anyone who needs to beat boredom at the beach
This sport can be as slow-paced, fast-paced, or competitive as you’d like. Grab a friend (or your significant other) and see how many times you can hit the ball back and forth before it falls on the ground.
Great for: A water lover
This pastime can give you a great aerobic workout. It burns calories, improves your breathing, and helps you feel more connected to the Earth by looking at all of the beautiful marine life that exists.
SAND CASTLE BUILDING
Great for: Parents
Join in on the kids’ next sand castle building adventure. Filling the buckets with water can be a lot of work, and the end result will make you feel accomplished and proud of yourself – or at least until somebody steps on it!
JUMPING IN THE WAVES
Great for: A kid at heart
According to an infographic by SparkPeople, you can burn up to 300 calories an hour – that’s the equivalent of an ice cream cone, so don’t hesitate to treat yourself to one! We would just recommend jumping in the waves before having dessert, so that you don’t get an upset stomach.
These beach activities will all give you a great workout, but if you’re looking for even more a workout, try out one of these water sports .