Fitness on the sandy beaches

Fitness on the Sandy Beaches


Sandy Beach Fitness:Sandy For those who have lived on the coastlines might have experienced the fun of running and playing on the sandy beaches. Research shows that, when done properly, shorter training sessions on a sandy surface may be beneficial to your fitness routine. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences that looked at an eight-week conditioning program for female athletes found that substituting sand for grass increased exercise intensity and training load, thereby improving overall aerobic fitness.


Running on sand will make you stronger because you’re dissipating energy out into the sand and working harder to achieve the same speed (as on a solid surface),” says Greg Wells, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Running on sand helps in building muscle tone and fine motor control as it takes a lot of energy to run on sand. The West Indian Cricket players are known to practice their bowling skills on the beaches as it you have to exert a lot of force to make the ball bounce on the sand. It’s the same principle as it enables core muscles. So the next time you get an opportunity to go the beach try and practice running on the sands…