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