I know I’ve said this before but I can not express enough just how good the ocean is for you! Here is why…
Did you know finishing your workout with a dip in the ocean can reduce inflammation in the body if the water is cold? Are you feeling tight and sore after your morning jog on the sand or beach workout sesh? Jump in!!! You will feel better instantly and your body will thank you.
Besides reducing aches and pains, the salt water can help clear breakouts or acne. It will dry it up faster than most over the counter acne medicines. Why not naturally exfoliate your body while you’re at it? After your workout, jump in the ocean, then run back to the sand and roll around in it so from your neck down until you are completely covered, then go jump back in and with the salt water rinse it off in a circular motion. Living at the beach we call this method “corn dogging”. I don’t know why, just is, and it works. Then there is your hair. People pay high dollar to buy salt water because of the texture it leaves in your hair. After your post-workout dip, wear a shower cap when you shower so you keep the salt water in, and rock beach waves all day long. So now you have reduced muscle inflammation, got a head start on clearing up that horrible blemish, got a full body exfoliation treatment, and awesome hair all for free! All natural! I say you can’t go wrong! Don’t forget to thank your “beach salon” and pick up a piece of trash if you see one.
Beach worthy and approved!
Rise and Shine and Wake Up Happy!
Waking up is always hard to do. Even as a fitness guru getting up for me can be hard. So what can I do to “want” to get out of bed? I chose the beach! You would be surprised just how your eyes naturally widen when the morning sun hits your face, your feet touch the sand and you feel the energy of the waves. Not only will start your day off amazing and create gorgeous legs but it is a really great and safe way to get a workout. Jogging in the sand is a lower impact exercise and can be better for your knees and joints.
Remember fitness is a marathon not a sprint. Start slow. Go down to the hard sand where the waves crash and start jogging. You can always increase your speed but if your a beginner then I recommend starting slow. Once you master the hard sand, your ready to push it up a notch! Go ahead and do your run in the soft sand. Your feet will dig deep in the sand creating a resistance like feel. The soft sand will also make you feel less balanced which is when you just engage your core and focus on balancing while running. So now not only are you getting a great cardio workout, but you’re actually strengthening the joints in your ankles and you will create a love/hate relationship with your legs. Your legs will definitely feel sand workouts as soon as you begin them and crave them if you stop! I cant express enough how much I love jogging in the sand. I feel better because of my natural surroundings, I get in a great workout , and if I get too hot, I can always jump in the ocean! I highly recommend the ocean dip to complete my jog. Its just another great reason to get out of bed. Its a win win!! And don’t forget to bring your pooch on allowed beaches. They would love the exercise, smells, and energy of the sea too. Both you and your furry friend will feel great all day long!