Ok, so we know that a big part of going on a vacation or traveling is to really disconnect from your everyday life and routine, which also includes your working out routine, after all your main goal in the next few days or weeks in to relax and explore new places. It’s very much understandable that trying to stay in shape while on vacation may seem like an oxymoron and like an impossible thing to do. However, people underestimate the importance of maintaining your fitness even when traveling, especially of you work out on a daily basis. The good news is that you’ll be surprised how easy staying in shape can be when you’re away. It’s all about commitment, and we mean committing to yourself. Plan a reasonable working out schedule even if it’s that last thing you had in mind and try to work (out) with what you have in your area. Here are five ways and tips that will help you stay in shape while on vacation.
Now we know it sounds almost too obvious, but think of running as a way to explore new places. There’s nothing better and more liberating than running and no better way to start off your day fresh, than what’s better than running in new places where you have an entire new scenery in front of your eyes? Running will not only help your mental health, it will also help you from prevent high blood pressure and most importantly help you clear your mind. The beautiful thing is that you can literally run everywhere, so just grab a pair of sneakers and start running.
Don’t forget to eat breakfast
There’s a reason why people say that breakfast is the most important and crucial meal of the day. It’s not just to get you energized toward your upcoming day, it’s also to make sure your metabolism gets a good jump start. It’s easy to skip breakfast especially when traveling. You may either want to start your day as soon as possible because you know your time is limited or you can also just say that you’ll gran something as you go. Don’t make these mistakes and simply grab a granola bar or an apple before you go.
Planning things ahead, in general, keeps people more calm as they know what to expect for, even when things don’t always go according to plan. It’s no different when traveling. Plan your workouts ahead of time and plan your meals in advance so that way you won’t have excuses such as being too full or not having enough time to work out. You’ll have a schedule to stick to and that’s great even on vacation.
It’s simpler than you think. Did you know that a person who weighs around 125 pounds can burn almost 200 calories in just half an hour of dancing? It doesn’t even have to be at a club, you can dance anywhere just like running. You can dance at your hotel room or by the lake. You will not only have fun doing so, it will also reduce your stress level.
Don’t eat our every night
One of the best parts about traveling is trying new foods and tasting the local cuisine. Some people might even plan their entire trip around food. However, eating out every night can be not only expensive but also really bad for your health and your fitness goals. Perhaps, if you have the option, try to stay in and cook some homemade meals or if you do decide to go out every night, try to go to a relatively healthy place which used fresh products.