5 Tips For The Health Conscious Traveler

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Depending on your travel style, a vacation can be relaxing or exhausting – or both. But all travelers want to make the most of their time, and that means staying healthy. Use this list of wellness-focused tips during your next visit to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Save Your Skin

When you’re here, you’re probably spending a majority of your time outside. Make sure to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher that is water resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage—this will protect you from both UVB and UVA rays. It takes about 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the lotion, so make sure you apply generously prior to going outside. Reapply at least every two hours to remain protected or after swimming or sweating. 

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Find Time to Eat Healthy

Our indulgence-worthy food stops can make a meal routine difficult to maintain, but a healthy escape is always within reach. Many of our restaurants offer vegetarian and vegan options, and there are multiple markets with organic, locally grown produce for sale. Best of all, the farms, shops and stands in the Fort Myers & Sanibel area are the freshest place on Earth for real Florida citrus fruits and juices.

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Burn It Off Biking

Multi-purpose trails are everywhere, but Pine Island and Matlacha make a compelling case for being one of the best bike routes of all. The popular 28-mile round trip path is a smooth ride with life and color at every curve. Hills and traffic are sparse, so expect to complete the journey in just a few hours on a rented bicycle.

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Hike Up Your Heart Rate

Hiking goes hand in handlebar with biking in Southwest Florida. But those on foot will especially enjoy the area’s scenic boardwalks and protected wildlife refuges.  You’re guaranteed a spectacular hike and view at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 270 species of birds, 32 species of mammals and 51 types of reptiles. 

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Keep Your Sleep Schedule

Booking a place to sleep is a no-brainer, but getting enough of it isn’t. Do your best to maintain a regular rest routine, even on vacation. Be mindful of time zone changes and how many hours you’ve been awake. Eight hours of sleep and avoiding all-nighters will ensure you have the energy you need to live every day in good health on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

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