Is There a Way to Stay Fit While Travelling?
When traveling, you want to embrace everything around you - new places, new customs, new people, new smells, but also new foods and delicious treats.
Nobody wants to keep counting calories when staying in a top hotel surrounded by delicious meals or restraining oneself from trying national food specialties. This is why many people often come back from a trip having gained three or four additional pounds.
But, luckily, there are some tips on how to stay fit while traveling.
Get ready and take notes for your next trip!
Tip #1 Invest in Some Good Travel Exercise Equipment
If you exercise regularly, there is no need why you should not keep up with your workout schedule. However, instead of having a complete workout, perhaps consider spending 15 minutes and focusing on one series of exercises each day.
For example, on the first day perhaps make it leg day, you can do push-ups the second day, and so on. If you have compact travel equipment with you, you are more likely to take action if for no other reason than its presence acts as a reminder.
Tip #2 Sightseeing on Foot
Walking on your vacation is an excellent way to engage in physical activity, which is easily worked into your sightseeing plans. Instead of taking a cab, or going by bus, walk to your next tourist spot. This will help you burn more calories, and you may discover some hidden sights that pass too quickly by car.
Tip #3 Hiking
Explore the surroundings of the place where you are traveling for some interesting hiking locations. Hiking will reveal beautiful nature and provide you an exceptional and memorable experience. Hiking is fun and yields itself to some beautiful landscapes which will provide a happy distraction for you, allowing you to forget or overlook the burning sensations in your muscles. Be sure to choose the distance and terrain that matches your fitness condition.
Tip #4 Perform a Morning HIIT Workout
HIIT workouts are designed to get you the most of your workout in the shortest time. It will include quick, but effective exercises, such as burpees, push-ups, high knees, crunches, scissor leg lifts, etc.
In only ten minutes, you can complete one HIIT workout before breakfast. You can find free HIIT workout videos on YouTube, if you don’t have a fitness app subscription.
Tip #5 Try WatersportsIf you are on a holiday that includes the beach, try something beyond just indulging in sweet cocktails and tanning. Take a morning swim or jog on the beach. Water and sand provide great resistance, allowing you to get a more intense workout in a shorter amount of time.
Tip #6 Plan and Balance Your Meals
Research the national cuisine of the place you are visiting. Find what some good restaurants and check their menus online. This will allow you to choose the food you want try as you plan the rest of the meals to keep you within your recommended daily calorie intake.
You don't have to give up on trying local specialties. However it is recommended to stay away from the on to go places such as the Pizza Hut’s, McDonald's, and Burger King’s.
Relax and enjoy your vacation. Do short workouts and plan your meals and exercises before you get on the plane. Do your best to stick to the plan but with enough flexibility that you have a good and enjoyable trip. So try to get the most out of your vacation and make sure it is an active one.