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The 5 Best Exercise Routines for Tropical Environments

When you’re in the Caribbean, you’ll want to take advantage of the warm weather. Sure, AUA also has a fully equipped fitness center, but there is a lot you can do outside. Here are just some ways you can make the most of living in a tropical environment.

Beach Volleyball

Tossing a ball over a net may seem like a cool study break but it’s also really healthy. Studies have shown that volleyball can help build your upper body strength. Plus, Top Gun references!

Swimming 

You are surrounded by a gorgeous body of water – why not swim in it? There’s more than one swimming method but they all are great for medical students because swimming has been proven to lower stress. You’ll definitely need that in medical school.

Beach Jogging

If you’re looking for something different, try jogging on the beach, which also has greater health benefits than jogging on solid pavement. Joggers expend one and half times more energy jogging on the beach than the road.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a great way to burn calories and improve your cardiovascular strength. You’ll also get to eat more! An extensive kayaking regimen may require you to increase your daily calorie intake because you can burn up to 454 calories an hour!

Surfing

It’s not just for Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze! It’s a great way to get a full body workout. Surfing can cover cardiovascular, back, shoulder, leg, and core strength. Plus, according to every marketer from the 80s and 90s, you’ll look totally gnarly!

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