If you’re wondering how to stay healthy on vacation, you wouldn’t be the only one. According to recent TripAdvisor ‘global trend’ findings, canoeing and kayaking experiences have increased in growth by +49% in the last couple of years! Whether it’s a morning stroll on the beach or a healthy home-cooked meal in your rental’s kitchen, it’s easy to be healthy while staying with Sanibel Vacations. Summer tends to sneak up on us out of nowhere, and you may be wanting to shed some of those post-holiday pounds while on vacation. We’ve compiled a list of three helpful tips for wondering how to stay healthy while on a getaway to Southwest Florida (listed below).
1. Make Your Own Meals
Of course, you’ll want to indulge in delicious eats at some of the Sanibel and Captiva restaurants; however, it’s quite easy to overeat on vacation. There are a plethora of farmer’s markets around the area that provide fresh vegetables and healthy options for cooking. Of course, you can treat yourself to a delicious meal, dessert, or fun cocktail on vacation, but you’ll also love having a fully-equipped kitchen set up to make your own healthy meal! Here are a few options for grocery stores on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island.
- Bailey’s General Store (Sanibel Island)
2. Travel with Outdoor Toy Rentals
With as many as 22 miles of well-maintained and paved bike paths, many people who stay with us enjoy using the Captiva and Sanibel bike rentals. We’re partnered with SLB Outfitters (our sister company), which provides the best-priced rentals on the island! Along with bike rentals, you’ll find paddleboards, and single and double kayaks as well for the lowest prices around, and all can be delivered for FREE right to your door.
3. Explore the Shops by Foot
If you like to shop on vacation, then you’ll love our third tip on ‘how to stay healthy on vacation.’ Window shopping is a popular thing to do in Southwest Florida, as there are many opportunities, just a stone’s throw away. Whether you’re checking out the local Sanibel farmers market or are strolling the Sanibel art galleries, walking while browsing won’t feel like exercise at all! Traverse by foot to the local restaurants, enjoy a morning walk on the beach, or opt stairs over an elevator while on vacation. Here are several options on where to get your steps in!
How to Stay Healthy Pro Tip: Download a free step tracker on your phone, such as Steps- Activity Tracker, and keep your phone in your back pocket as the app will track your steps throughout the day. Before you know it, you’ll have reached your suggested 10,000 steps and will be able to see how many miles you put on in those comfortable walking shoes!
Feel Good on Vacation
Sanibel Vacations will be the perfect destination for those wanting to stay active on vacation as there are many attractions and things to do in Southwest Florida. Never miss a day to see the ocean when you choose a rental with Gulf-front views and beach access! We provide convenient amenities such as our fully-equipped kitchens with the necessary utensils and outdoor public grills so that you’re able to dish up a healthy meal. If you have any questions online during the booking process, please give us a call at 1-239-579-0348.