by Ida Byrd-Hill
Every January people all over the world make a resolution
to lose weight. By February most have forgotten the resolutions
they made on New Years Day. In order to make any changes,
such as weight loss, the change must be incremental and
weaved into our every day lives. We can reduce the calories
in our diet, we can cut out sweets. But to drop that weight
immediately and tone the body we must exercise. Most people
struggle with fitting exercise into their routine however
they can jumpstart any weight loss change by taking an
active vacation. An active vacation allows one to establish
an exercise routine outside of a stressful everyday schedule.
They vacation can be structured around bicycling, hiking,
ice skating, kayaking, sailing, skiing, walking etc.
Imagine the warm breeze of Miami South Beach blowing on
you body as you ride your bicycle down the beach. A five
mile ride every day will create the beginning of toned
and tanned body.
Or hiking through the rainforest of Costa Rica. The humidity
of the rainforest will perk any skin type. Hiking up and
down the steep hills of the rainforest will flatten any
abdomen. Plus the constant humidity will flush the impurities
out of the body creating healthy balance.
Or skiing down the steep mountains of the Rockies only
to land in the ritzy ski resorts of Beaver Creek, Lake
Tahoe or Jackson Hole. The mountain ranges of the Rockies
will truly tone your thighs if it doesnt break you
Or kayaking the choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean on
the shores of Tahiti or Fiji. The rowing motion will create
a powerful upper chest and arms.
An active vacation does the body and mind good. After
any of these active vacations you will surely want to
maximize your investment and to keep your Resolution to
About the Author
Ida B. Byrd-Hill was the President of The Harvard Group
Wealth Management L.L.C. for 10 years. She created investment
portfolios, insurance plans and residential/ commercial
financing. She is President of Livinginstyleonline.com
She has served as guest columnist for the Michigan Front
Page for 2 years and a speaker for the Better Investing
television show hosted by David Chilton, author of The