If a relocation to Spain is on the cards for you, there will undoubtedly be many questions you will need to answer regarding the new change of lifestyle and the logistics of doing things you previously took for granted, such as shopping, commuting, and getting around your day-to-day life. 

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An important consideration is how you can still stay healthy while living in Spain. The Mediterranean diet is often classed as one of the best ways to eat and can help you get everything you need daily while still being delicious. Exercise, on the other hand, can be trickier. With over half of Spaniards surveyed saying they don’t participate in regular exercise, you can be forgiven for thinking there aren’t many options available. But this post looks at some ways you can stay fit in Spain.

 

Outdoor Gym

You can find some outdoor gyms right in the middle of the city, and they offer a variety of different equipment. For example, if you want to do some weightlifting while you’re working out, there are outdoor gyms that will have free weights and machines available. There are also outdoor gyms that offer other classes besides just weightlifting like boxing or yoga.

Outdoor gyms in Spain are free to use; all you need is to get some suitable footwear, find appropriate sports t-shirts and loose-fitting bottoms, put on some sunscreen, and you’re good to go!

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Hiking

The top 10 lists of the most popular hikes across Spain will give you plenty of options. As well as some good old fashioned walking, hiking is an excellent way to burn calories and get your heart rate up. It also boosts your mood and has been known to help people with depression. You can do many different hikes in Spain, from coastal walks with gorgeous views over the mediterranean sea or inland high mountain routes for more experienced hikers.

 

Walks or Runs On The Beach

The beach is a great place to start your day. This can be especially true if you’re lucky enough to live near the beach. There are many benefits to starting your day with a walk on the beach. First, it’s a beautiful way to get fresh air and exercise in a scenic setting. The clear air will provide ample opportunities for deep breathing and reduce any stress you might have before starting the day. And, of course, there’s the added benefit of having an active ocean view as you stroll along with the waves crashing in front of you! You’ll also have the opportunity to see new things and meet new people.

 

Swimming In The Sea

One of the most popular ways to stay fit in Spain is swimming in the sea. The Mediterranean diet and the saltwater will work wonders for your skin while you get your daily dose of exercise all at once.

Swimming is a great way to keep in shape while living in Spain. You can take advantage of the country’s many beaches and seaside towns and have a swim whenever it suits you. It has been said that this activity also helps with weight management while giving you a full-body workout.

 

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Dancing

If there is one thing they know how to do in Spain, it is dancing. There are so many different styles of dance you can learn in Spain. At one point, there were over 200 different styles of traditional Spanish dancing. These days, there are far fewer. However, dancing remains widespread, and you can find dance classes in any region of the country.Now sure what style to pick? Why not try a range of dances to what still you prefer before committing to any classes.

You can choose from:  Flamenco, Fandango, Pasodoble, Bolero, Zambra, to name a few.

 

Football

If you are looking to play a sport and join one of the country’s favourite pastimes, you need to enter a football club. Football is king in Spain, and they take their games seriously. 

Over 29,000 football clubs are registered in Spain, and around 23 clubs are classed as professionals. You can find a team pretty much anywhere, or you can even get to know your new neighbours and join a local team for fun to keep you fit.

 

In conclusion, there are so many ways you can get out and about and join in with different exercise styles or even make healthier lifestyle choices – did you know there are nap clubs you can head out in Spain for an afternoon siesta? Naps are taken seriously and are a great way to recharge and avoid the midday heat. So make the most of your move, get outside and explore everything Spain offers.

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Lisa Sadleir

Founder at Family in Spain SL
We love Family Life In Spain. Join us as we share experiences and essential updates, advice & assistance related to living in and moving to Spain. ¡ Olé !

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