When you feel refreshed after the vacation and the return to everyday life feels meaningful, the vacation has been successful!
With these feelings, I returned on the last day of October from a week's holiday in Dubai with my husband. We had experienced and seen many things, and the sun warmed us throughout the vacation. In this blog post, I thought I'd share a little of my thoughts on how to make a vacation that promotes well-being and stay active while still remembering stress-free and experiential nature.
Comfort for air travel
Air travel is not my favorite thing! Sitting still for a long time makes the places stiff and the living space cramped. So I try to make myself feel less stuffy by dressing casually. Wool socks are my absolute number one piece of equipment when traveling by plane. I put them on as soon as I get on the plane. In addition, now, before the trip to Dubai, I already prepared the day before the flight by visiting a massage therapist. There, the lower back, buttocks and legs were opened; the mobility of the pelvic area helps to withstand the stiffness caused by sitting for a long time. In addition, it is good to remember proper hydration before and during the flight.
Exercise and walking
In my opinion, walking is the best way to get to know the surroundings of the holiday destination and a little further. In general, by walking you will see much more and observe the environment and people in more detail. You can define the pace yourself and you can even change the route ex tempore on the way. As long as you reserve something to drink for the trip, the journey will go smoothly.
In Dubai, we also got to walk indoors: there are several large shopping centers, of which the Dubai Mall, as the flagship of the place, contains more than 1200 stores! Dubai Mall also offers access to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Although otherwise we prefer functional exercise, we did take the elevator to the 148th floor of Burh Khalifa's observation deck!
Working out on a trip
Our own hotel had a good-quality gym, where we went to work out every day. The lack of a gym is not an obstacle to a more effective workout. For example, resistance rubber bands are a great piece of equipment when traveling. They fit in a small space in a suitcase and it's easy to train the whole body with them, and they also work excellently as body care tools. In addition to this, it is worth taking advantage of the seaside; in a wonderful landscape, training goes smoothly. Beach workouts, at least the more vigorous ones, should be done either in the morning or in the evening before sunset. Not only did we go for a morning jog in the beach scenery, but we also sometimes worked out in a fitness circle-type morning workout, which included running and various body weight movements, from various squats and jumps to push-ups and abdominal muscle movements.
On a vacation trip, food and new taste experiences are among the highlights of the vacation, and that's fine. However, even on vacation it is good to remember moderation. You can find delicacies everywhere and sometimes you can choose healthier. For example, fruits are often really delicious in warm places and you can easily lighten up your eating with them. But I have to admit, there were also wonderful desserts to be eaten. They were delicious!
Rest and leisure
One of the highlights of vacation travel is sleeping! I always sleep well when traveling. The lack of haste and no schedule makes the body calm down and sleep is better. When you add to this the fact that you don't have to clean or cook yourself, I think we are at the heart of the holiday. You can rest, move and eat freely, without worrying about everyday chores!
After a successful vacation, it's nice to get back to everyday life. Oatmeal tastes great, routines give rhythm to everyday life and the mind is refreshed. Vacation memories warm the mind for a long time. The only question left is: where would you go next?
- Tags: Susan Hakala