It’s been a whirlwind of anxiety and excitement leading up to my first vacation and flight since the pandemic. Even during vacation time, I try to remember and prioritize keeping my blood pressure low naturally the best way I can. Arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii last night, I picked up a light salad on the way to the hotel from the airport.
This morning, after getting some breakfast to go from the hotel buffet (oops I did eat some sodium there for sure), I decided to do my daily 30 minute walk on the beach! As you can see from the photo, the water is a surreal emerald blue here! Driving away from the very busy Waikiki Beach, I enjoyed a quiet mid-morning walk at the stunningly beautiful, Waimānalo Beach. Highly recommended! Although for those looking for facilities such as bathrooms and restaurants, you may want to stick to Waikiki instead.
30 minutes of continuous walking at a brisk pace on the sand gave a great heart healthy workout! It’s tough to keep to the usual routines during travel, but since consistency is key when using exercise to maintain lower blood pressure naturally, I knew I needed to keep to schedule of walking 5 days a week. If you have a gym at your hotel or a neighborhood that is safe to walk in, those are great options too!
Do you get to still maintain an exercise routine when traveling? Would love to hear about it!
Photos taken by: Diana of Heart Happy Adventures