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Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Are you hoping to get some more ‘Vitamin Sea’ in 2021, but unsure of how to find balance away from your daily routine? Well, if you’re dreaming about getting away to Myrtle Beach, rest assured there are a variety of ways to stay fit and active, eat healthily, and enjoy some personal time. Here are the top 5 ways to stay healthy while you’re on vacation:

1. Go For a Run

Start the new year off on the right foot and lace up your running shoes. The most popular place to jog in Myrtle Beach is right along the ocean with the sand beneath your feet. Another picturesque spot, known as ‘The Golden Mile,’ stretches from 31st Avenue North to 52nd Avenue North. This area not only offers spectacular views of the sparkling ocean but features exercise stations where you can tone your muscles along the way. Talk about a complete workout! If one of your healthy resolutions is to complete a race, you’re in luck because Myrtle Beach is home to plenty of 5k fun runs, the Myrtle Beach Marathon, and the Mini Myrtle Beach Marathon. No matter where you’re running, the feeling of the fresh salt air and the ocean breeze blowing through your hair are sure to invigorate you to push yourself a little further each time.

2. Hit Your Step Goal

If walking is more your speed, there are more ways to hit your daily goal than simply strolling along the beach or oceanfront boardwalk. You can explore new paths at Myrtle Beach State Park or meander through Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. Check out the beautiful sculpture gardens of Brookgreen Gardens. Another option? Shopping. Myrtle Beach offers a plethora of outdoor shopping plazas including The Market Common, Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets, and Broadway at the Beach. Nothing beats getting our steps in while finding a few cool souvenirs.

3. Eat Healthier

Unfortunately, calories still count on vacation, but there are ways to eat healthy while you’re away in Myrtle Beach. Try a delicious acai bowl from Costa Bowls in The Market Common or grab a freshly squeezed juice at the Grand Strand’s newest juice bar—Projuciery. If you’re craving a grain bowl, fresh sandwich, or smoothie for lunch, check out Kindbelly or Bay Naturals. One of the local’s favorite spots to grab a healthy dinner with a view is at the oceanfront Sea Captain’s House. Their menu is full of grilled options, soups, salads, seafood, and freshly caught fish.

4. Get Active

While most of the oceanfront resorts in the Brittain Resorts collection feature state of the art fitness facilities, there are other unique opportunities to get a workout in and stay active during your stay. You can go wakeboarding at the cable park at Shark Wake Park or catch some waves during a surfing lesson. You can also grab a kayak and paddle around the marsh, opt to walk the links instead of ride in a golf cart when playing a round of golf, and give your arms a workout by reeling in a few fish off the pier or on a deep-sea fishing charter. You’ll be surprised what a great workout you’ll get without ever having to step foot on the treadmill or lift any weights.

5. Practice Self- Care

Part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle includes taking care of yourself. Whether self-care means cozying up with a good book by the pool, relaxing on your balcony, riding a bike on the boardwalk, hitting golf balls, or indulging in ice cream, you’ll find it here at the beach. And if your me-time includes some pampering, you’ll find Brittain Resorts and Hotels features two spas where you can enjoy plenty of TLC. The Mist Spa at the Caribbean Resort and The Cinzia Spa at North Beach Resort & Villas both offer massages, facials, and everything you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

If you’re ready to start planning your healthy Myrtle Beach vacation, check our resorts page for the most up to date deals on our oceanfront accommodations. And make sure to pack plenty of comfortable clothes and shoes!

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