How to stay fit after moving to Florida?

A woman jogging down the beach while trying to stay fit after moving to Florida.

Relocations are tough and stressful! They not only cost a lot but also take up a lot of our time and energy. And, when you have to spend so much time, energy and money on something as stressful as relocation, one simply forgets to take care of his or her health. It is a normal thing. When you are packing your kitchen, you will be forced to order some junk food or eat out. And, when you spend your entire day sorting out your belongings of course that you would much rather hit the bed, than the gym. But, do not worry, there are some great ways that can help you stay healthy and fit after moving to Florida, or anywhere else in the world. Thus, if interested in some of those tips and tricks, keep on reading.

Remain Sane During the Move

Yes, it is important to stay fit and preserve your health during and after the move. But, we think that you can all agree that remaining sane and preserving your mental health is even more important. Just imagine, will you be able to go to the gym and eat healthy if you have just had a moving-related nervous breakdown? Probably not! Thus, do everything in your power to organize and prepare well for this relocation. If you have never relocated to Florida, or somewhere else before, consider asking for help. Ask your friends to help you out or hire a moving agency like instamove.com. Moving professionals can in many ways help you preserve your physical and mental health during the relocation. 

A man in a suit carrying a lot of cardboard boxes.
Hire professional movers if you want to avoid all that moving-related stress.

Unpack Your Kitchen First

There is no way you can be fit if you cannot eat healthily and cook your own meals, right? Absolutely! Health and fitness start in the kitchen! Thus, when you relocate and unload your stuff from the moving truck, put everything on hold until you unpack your kitchen. Yes, this will be the most complicated room to unpack and finish, but look on the bright side – after unpacking the kitchen, you will be left only with easier and simple tasks. But, be careful. You will have to unpack a lot of glassware and expensive appliances. Take your time and do not rush.

Recharge Your Energy

Recharging your energy in a place like Florida will not be hard. And it is important to remember that Florida is not only great for senior activities. People of all ages here take their fitness to a whole other level. Most gyms are open 24/7, so, join as soon as you finish unpacking. Moreover, as the weather here is always great, and there are a lot of parks and green areas, you can also go for a run or spend a relaxing day by having a picnic with your friends. And, of course, you can always hit the beach to either recharge by laying on the sand and soaking up the sun or try out some water sports. Florida really does have a lot to offer, especially to people who enjoy an active lifestyle, thus, take advantage of that!

A man doing a handstand on the beach.
Just put on your swimsuit and go to the beach. That will certainly help you recharge your energy.

Explore the City

Another great way to stay fit and healthy is by walking. Luckily, in Florida, streets, parks, and beaches are designed for people to enjoy their walking or jogging. But, why not turn sightseeing into an exercise too? For instance, if you are relocating with your family to Casselberry, Florida, tell everybody to put on their walking shoes and try to get to know the city you just moved to. There is a lot to see and do in Casselberry, just like in all other cities in Florida. So, again, take advantage of that. Walking up and down the allies, going to the beach and parks, or simply sightseeing and shopping can count as working out. After all, you are walking, and that too is an active exercise.

Get a Dog

Believe it or not, but you are moving to a state that loves dogs. Yes, almost every household owns a dog, and sometimes even two of them. So, if you are a dog person, why not get one? The conditions for dogs and dog owners are great in each city of Florida you decide to move to. There are dog parks on pretty much every corner. So, this can be a perfect time to fulfill your dream and get yourself a companion. Moreover, a dog can be a great fitness ‘addition’. You will go for a walk two times of day, and be sure that there will be a lot of running. Thus, a dog is great not only for fun and love it can give you, but also for forcing you to exercise and move. Trust us, this is definitely a healthy tip that will change your life.

A woman walking a dog on the beach.
In Florida, there are even beaches that allow dogs.

Walk, Do Not Drive

Another great thing that you can do to improve your health and fitness is to replace your car with your walking shoes. This can not only help you stay fit but also help you get to know the city better and overcome your fear of moving to a new city too! But, of course, this is not going to be easy, especially if you are used to driving a car. But, it is definitely something that you should consider. After all, the weather conditions in Florida are just perfect for spending a day outside. So, soak up the sun, improve your health, and boost your fitness level by walking to work, school or wherever you have to go. You will see, this will easily turn into a great habit, just make sure to give it a try!

Written by Lisa Roberts