12. Get on the water as much as you can. Paddle boats are fun. Canoeing is a joy. Row boats are romantic. Powerboats exhilarating. Sailboats serene. Kayaks pure adventure. Even standing at the rail of a steamboat is exciting. Boats make you feel young, and whether you are propelling them or not, being on a boat burns calories and engages your muscles more than being on dry land.
13. Schedule an activity-based vacation. Plan your entire vacation around an activity, such as sailing, hiking, cycling or swimming. No expertise is necessary – just a willingness to take on a new challenge. There are any number of vacation packages targeted at novices to experts, adolescents to older people, singles to whole families. A skiing vacation with lessons for different ages and ability levels is perfect.