Keeping healthy at home is tough enough as it is, but on vacation it can sometimes seem downright impossible. However, staying fit on vacation may be easier than you think. With a few simple strategies and some good old persistence, you’ll be sure to leave in even better shape than you arrived.
The guilt of overeating can be almost non-existent on vacation, and if you are someone who takes their health extra-seriously, you may want to consider booking with a company that addresses the problem of overeating. There are all sorts of options out there including health resorts or fitness spas that can help you plan your meals out and help you with your workouts. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit more casual, there are even cruise lines that don’t use buffets, which can get rid of the temptation altogether. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s something out there for you.
Sneak in Workouts
You may be able to trick yourself into working out if you have a little bit of fun while you do it. A great start is doing your best to walk wherever you go. Not only to get in your recommended daily steps, but you might also find some great photo opportunities, local restaurants, or shops that you wouldn’t have found otherwise. Just be sure to do some research on the area both to find inspiration and to see if it’s safe to walk about.
You can take advantage of the chunks of free time you have during the day and do mini workouts throughout. A quick 30 sit ups when waiting for room service, a few sets of push-ups before you head out for the day, or even some strides at the beach are all great examples of workouts you can do anytime, anywhere. Just don’t forget to always hydrate, especially in hotter areas.
Take Advantage of Your Resources
Many different vacation destinations offer great workout facilities, pools and sometimes even tracks for you to work out on. For those without gym memberships at home, this may be a great opportunity to try out a modern facility with plenty of equipment. You may even find you enjoy a new way of working out and can transition that into your everyday workouts at home. Or, if facilities aren’t really your thing, you can simply work up a sweat in your hotel room.
Many different destinations, resorts and cruise lines boast a lively activity schedule on their itinerary, so you don’t need to even plan your activities yourself. Things like yoga classes, zumba or swimming activities can be there at your disposal. Be on the lookout for special options at cafés such as vegan or vegetarian options. Limiting your meat intake will not only be good for your health, but the environment, too.
Maintaining good health on your trip will not only allow you to enjoy your vacation now, but many more to come. Develop habits that come back again whenever you travel, and don’t be afraid to personalize it to yourself. Develop a workout structure that works for you and stick to it. Be sure to share your favorite workouts with others below to continue the conversation and maybe find some new inspiration yourself.
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