Who doesn’t love to travel? Travelling is a fun time for people to leave behind their worries and stress of their daily lives. It is the best time for people to let loose and fully enjoy themselves until the time when they have to return back to reality. It is during these journeys that any health routine that many people have would go flying out of the window until the time when they return home. That is when they find that they have to work twice as hard to get back to the right shape they were in before they went out to see another part of the world.
If you are one of those who are looking for ways to sort of stick to your fitness routine while you travel, read on for awesome tips from other fitness enthusiasts on keeping in shape.
Tip 1: Do what you can, when you can
Whether it is in the morning when you get up or at night just before you get ready for bed, do some short workouts to keep yourself in shape. Scope out the hotel’s gym for a quick workout or you can even workout in your own room (if there are no gym facilities available). And if you find yourself with nothing to do for a few minutes, you can always start running up and down the road/parking lot while you wait. Don’t bother too much of what your travel mates or anyone else thinks of you while you exercise, after all it is your health that should be your concern, not the opinions of others.
Tip 2: Make sure to eat in moderation.
Yes, it is difficult to stick to your diet while you are on vacation as you are surrounded by foods (you can never find back home) that you just have to try. So, go ahead and eat. Just be mindful that you do not overeat and make sure that you don’t have two unhealthy meals in a row. Also, drink lots of water and stay away from all those sugary drinks as much as you can. That way, you won’t feel too guilty when you have to return to your regular diet back home.
Tip 3: Walk more!
Skip the bus and elevators when possible. Instead, take the stairs and walk as much as you can. That will help make up for the lack of exercise. Who knows? By walking, you may just find out more things about the place you are travelling (and any interesting hidden corners that only the locals know about). Isn’t that a great way to enjoy your vacation better?
Tip 4: Bring exercise equipment with you.
Of course we are not asking you to bring your dumbbells with you. When we say exercise equipment, we are talking about jump ropes and resistance bands, light equipment that you can pack into your luggage without worrying about the extra weight. If you need weights, water bottles can make decent hand weights.
Tip 5: Take a local sports class.
Why stick to the gyms when local sports classes may be available in abundance? This way you can stay fit while travelling while also experiencing the local culture. Go for Muay Thai classes in Thailand or take up cross-country skiing in Norway, for example. Not only will you be able to stay in shape, you will be able to make friends with the locals as well.
Apart from all these tips, make sure that you have as much fun as possible while you are travelling. After all, the entire point of the vacation is for you to relax from your stressful daily routine. No one expects you to be able to stick to your normal fitness plan while you are on holiday. So relax and have fun while you enjoy this change of pace from your usual routine.