Fashionable places to go on holiday and also keep fit – The Swiss Alps

Nowadays, busy work schedules and hectic lifestyles mean that the annual holiday is something that everyone looks forward to. It’s a time to relax, unwind and forget about the stresses of modern life. However, holidays can also be a time when health conscious individuals see all their hard work in terms of fitness and healthy eating go up in smoke. That’s because when we’re on holiday we typically eat and drink far too much; neglect our exercise routines; and generally forget about all our worries. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that; you’re on holiday after all right? But what if you could enjoy everything that a world-class holiday destination offers without ruining your healthy regime – intrigued? Well, one such destination is the Swiss Alps. Let’s find out why…

 

Walk

It sounds obvious but walking is a great form of exercise and also a fantastic way to explore a new place. The Swiss Alps especially afford a number of great walking opportunities. Also, don’t think that because you’re walking it means you’ll have to settle for substandard refuges; quite the opposite in fact! The beauty of the area is that it has been being farmed for centuries and so wherever you are there is a very high chance that you’ll be near a quaint village with restaurants and boutique hotels. This is what sets the Alps apart from other great walking destinations like Scotland, Scandinavia or the wilderness of the US.

 

Snowboard

It sounds like something for the younger generation but actually snowboarding is a fantastic form of exercise, even for beginners. It’s an aerobic exercise that gives you an intense cardio workout and can burn as many as 450 calories an hour. Furthermore, its outdoor nature can benefit your mental health by reducing anxiety and giving you a feeling of general well-being. This is because snowboarding and any exercise for that matter, releases endorphins that make us feel happy. Resorts such as Davos, Verbier and Flims all offer first-class snowboarding opportunities.

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Cycle

A part of the Swiss Alps near Flims is perfect for family cycling holidays and also offers other attractions like scenic walks and lake swimming. The picturesque cycle rides through idyllic forests are perfect for children to have an adventure and benefit from the exercise at the same time. The ski resort of Flims is now more than just a ski resort and offers a major mountain biking centre also. It features over 330km of trails that are signposted and suitable for all levels of cyclist. There is also tree climbing and rope swinging for children in the forest. The beautiful Lake Cauma is just a short drive from the town and is a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon swim or picnic.

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So, for a great holiday that affords countless health benefits, the Swiss Alps are a fantastic option. Why not treat yourself to an equally fantastic timepiece that will complement your adventure perfectly such as http://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/brands/victorinox-swiss-army-watches and really make it a special holiday. The country is renowned for its watchmaking so it can make a strong memento.