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Mediterranean-Style Workouts

Fueling an active lifestyle plays a vital role in Mediterranean living. With the ocean breeze and warm sun, it’s probably no challenge to get outdoors and get the heart rate up.

Shot of a young couple going for a stroll along the beach

Luckily for the Mediterraneans, the term “working out” doesn’t necessarily mean intense cardio and weight-training like it does in America. While you probably won’t find most Mediterranean locals in a gym, incorporating daily physical activity is imperative to living a fulfilled, happy life, and you’ll see them doing that in a variety of ways.

Within the diverse 21 countries of the Mediterranean, you typically will see the locals doing one or all of the following on a daily basis:

Girl cuts or trims the bush (rose) with secateur in the garden

  • Gardening for at least 30 minutes
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Taking a stroll with loved ones after a meal
  • Swimming laps
  • Leisurely bike riding
  • Jogging

Shot of a group of people having a yoga session on the beach

The next time you’re contemplating hitting the gym to sit on an indoor stationary bike or run on the treadmill – put your car keys away and instead take a brisk walk around the neighborhood, enjoying the fresh air and embracing the goodness life has to offer. ☀️

That’s Living Mediterranean.

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