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POLL: Should You Take a Vacation From Exercising?


I’m on vacation at the beach this week, and I have to admit: I don’t plan on exercising.

Like, at all.

Seriously, as you’re reading this I’m lying in the sand doing absolutely nothing but soaking up some rays and listening to the waves crash against the shore.

So, imagine my surprise when I found out one of my friends is hunting for a nearby gym, and my beau is trying to find time to run each day.

I mean, really?! We’re on vacation!

After some thinking, I realized not everyone gives it up to absolute leisure during vacation. For some, it’s hard to get back into the groove of working out after a week off; for others, they just don’t want a break from everything (i.e., the healthy aspects of their lives).

Still, for me, vacation is about taking it easy and I promise I won’t return with stories about how I saw the light.

Now, I’m wondering: How many of you keep up with your workout routine while on vacation? Do you find time for running, practicing yoga, or hitting the weights while the beach or mountains are calling your name? Or, do you take it easy and pick it back up once your home?

POLL: Should You Take a Vacation From Exercising?

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2015). POLL: Should You Take a Vacation From Exercising?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from


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