Ten Great Ways to Stay Fit While You Travel
10 WAYS TO STAY FIT WHILE TRAVELING
When you’re on a holiday, keeping your body fit could be challenging especially when there are scrumptious foods everywhere and you almost lack time to work out. While you would like to take a break from all the stress and just want to have a good time, don’t let it to be an excuse to miss out your workout.
Keeping your body fit on track while traveling is much easier when you have concrete plans and determination. With these tips, you will surely burn extra calories and you wouldn’t even feel like you’re working out.
Yoga is good for the body, mind and soul and that is why it is a very popular way to stay fit wherever you are in this world. Yoga getaways and classes are scattered whenever you go and joining a class while you’re on holiday sounds a perfect plan. Even while lazing on the beach, you can even do it yourself. You just have to find that perfect and peaceful spot for you to have your yoga exercise. Likewise, you can do it on your hotel room while winding down after hours of traveling.
One of the best ways to discover a city is by walking your way around it. Joining walking tours are highly suggested as it surely will give you so much benefit – explore the city while you learn credible histories from locals, meet new friends and you got to stay fit. Ask locals if there’s a way you can get to your destination by foot rather than a subway or a bus. Put on your comfy sneakers and walk around the strange streets because it surely will bring you a much memorable experience.
- Go for a sightseeing run
Another good way to explore a new city is to go for a morning run. Whether you’re on a city break or a beach holiday in Bali, you sure can find a way for a long run, so be sure to pack a pair of running shoes with you. So, try wake up early and see how beautiful the sunrise is. While running, you don’t only keep yourself fit, but you also get to discover strange streets and learn your way to the city.
- Rent a bicycle
Bicycles are fun and a useful tool as well to stay fit while on a holiday. It helps fend off weight gain when traveling, and brings a relaxing feeling while you explore the city. If you’re an adventurous kind of traveler, you can also join cycling tours, which can help you find unique way to find the unique holiday destinations and meet new friends, not to mention keep your body healthy. It is also nice for cardio workout that can benefit you for long hours of walking while exploring the city.
5. Do not take elevators – take the stairs
When you haven’t so much time to do your routine workout, it is still possible to be on track with your healthy body needs. Hotels, monuments and all the places you got to visit will surely have stairs, so take them. Walk or run up the stairs to your room early in the morning or at night before going to rest; try going back and forth for at least twenty minutes and you will start to feel the burning.
- Go on water sports activities
When you head to a body of water for your holiday, you never lack options on how to stay fit. Book for underwater activities like scuba diving, wake boarding, kite surfing or kayaking. These activities are proven to be effective in burning extra calories and not to mention, several swimming laps is always an effective body workout.
- Use the hotel’s fitness amenities or swimming pool
Picking a hotel with gym or a swimming pool is a smart choice. After hours on the road, try to set aside at least an hour to exercise hitting on the treadmill. Most hotels do have relaxing swimming pools so instead of just floating while drinking your favorite cocktail, why don’t you go for several laps of swimming. It will get your heart pumping and help you lose extra calories you gain while you drink those alcohols and munch your favorite comfort foods.
- Drink plenty of water
Cleansing and keeping yourself hydrated while on holiday keeps your body healthy. While out there, walking and exploring a city, your body is exposed to germs and you undergo different temperatures which may bring unwanted results to your skin so it is necessary to keep yourself hydrated to maintain your body water levels. There is no better way to cleanse your disproportionate consumption by drinking a plenty of water anyway. It is best to bring a refillable water bottle with you while on board to keep it handy and ready when thirst strikes you in.
- Do not overeat and pack healthy snacks
Admit it, when you’re out there, you want to forget about the word diet and you just want to try every local foods you see and you’re appetite is going wild by seeing those French breads, pizza and pastas, and those sweet desserts. There is nothing wrong by eating them, but try to set a limit on your food consumption. When possible, pack some healthy snacks which you can munch during your time on the road. Avoiding fast foods as long as possible is also necessary to keep your body away from gaining extra calories.
- Get enough of sleep
Being on a different place, you’re more inclined in exploring places rather than staying at your hotel and resting. That is smart traveling, yes, but as your body loses a lot of energy while walking, taking buses and going on several activities, your body needs to cool down and requires enough rest. Try to sleep for at least seven hours in order for your body to regenerate energy you can use for the next day’s adventures. Having enough sleep also keeps you from starving a lot.
Founder: trekeffect.com, Contributing Author
About the Author:
Jason Biondo is a fitness buff and travel junkie who loves to share insightful tips to his fellow health enthusiasts and travelers. He is also a User Interface Developer Consultant and the founder of Trekeffect.
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