A healthy lived life is enjoyable and rewarding and there are many healthy activities and dining options along the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Getting your heart rate up doesn't have to happen in a gym and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island.  Some are so fun that you'll forget you're even working out! 

Try a unique spin on paddleboarding with Paddle Tribe Co which is located a LuLu's in Destin. Paddle Tribe offers paddle yoga, guided lessons, and sunrise or sunset paddle excursions for all ages and expertise.  The Henderson Resort offers many exercise classes that are centered on the water and the beach.  Join their Beach Boot Camp for a high intense class designed to burn calories or beachside yoga which is complimentary for resort guests.  Take your work-out to the beach with a jog along the pristine shorelines of the Emerald Coast.  The Gulf of Mexico breeze and soft sand underfoot will make for a relaxing and calorie burning experience. A snorkel excursion is not only active and fun but you’ll also discover a plethora of marine life. Looking to take a break from the sun and sand?  Rock Out Climbing Gym is a premier indoor rock-climbing facility in Destin.

You’ll need fuel for energy and Formula Fresh located in the Destin Commons is a great spot to stop for a nutritious bite.  As their motto states, "We create superfood formulas aimed to make you feel fit, healthy, & energized."  Their cold press juices, acai bowls, and smoothies are tasty as well as nutritious.  A protein smoothie such as their "Be Lean" includes spinach, kale, strawberries, vanilla, whey, fat burner, and coconut water which is perfect for a pre-work out boost!   If you're looking to jumpstart your health look into Formula Fresh's juice cleanse menu which will rid your body of harmful toxins.

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Dining out on the Emerald Coast does not mean your healthy eating habits have to stray off course. Fresh grilled Gulf-to-Table options are found in restaurants throughout the Emerald Coast. Pair a light and flaky grilled amberjack with a healthy side dish and you've got a dining experience that both your body and taste buds will love!  The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish per week as part of a heart-healthy diet and there is plenty of fresh Gulf-to-Table options to choose from in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island.  Cuvee Kitchen in Destin offers a light bites menu with selections such as Crab & Avocado Salad featuring gulf blue crab, avocado, baby iceberg, tomato, and chopped organic boiled egg. Come and discover all of the healthy activities and delicious dining options that are found on the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast!