How To Keep Fit While Traveling
Embarking on your travels and want to know how you can keep those kilos off? Let us help. Don’t keep yourself from exploring the local cuisine of your destination just because you’re worried all that hogging will get you out of shape. Sure, you may not be able to access a gym for days at a time – but this doesn’t mean you cannot exercise while on your vacation. You sample all the local tasty fare on offer as long as you eat smart. It’s all about knowing how to keep healthy despite being on the move.
Walk/Take the stairs – There is very little that can match up to the experience of exploring a new location on foot. Yes, you can choose to take the public transport, but this will mean you will miss out on soaking in the sights and sounds the various neighborhoods have to offer.
Don’t ride the elevator/escalator, instead exercise those glutes by climbing up the stairs.
Put your environment to use – If you’re holidaying in the hills – hike, if you’re at a beach – swim. Take the utmost benefit of the location you’re in to keep fit while you sightsee.
Drink in moderation – It can be easy to let yourself get off the hook on holidays and really go all out partying. Sure, party all you want – just don’t drink too much. Not only will you be consuming a whole lot of liquid calories – drinking in excess is a sure recipe for falling sick on your travels. Nobody wants that.
Strength train – You can use your body to strength train. All you need is a little space to do your squats and pushups and an overhead bar for those pull-ups. You can find an overhead bar in a playground/bus stop or simply use a tree branch, if nothing else.
Sleep well – Sleeping adequately will not only burn calories but also recharge you for the next day’s activities. It’s a win-win.
Go clubbing – Head over to the local clubs and dance your head off. You will get a taste of the local music and club culture while getting a fair bit of exercise.
The next time you’re on a vacation, try these simple hacks to keep yourself fit while travelling. Travelling does not have to mean that you let your body go. Enjoy all that your travel has to offer and stay healthy at the same time.