Posted on 14 Nov 2014

Staying in Shape While on a Holiday

Going on a holiday is a great way to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. With the advent of budget airlines and cheap hotels, more and more people are travelling nowadays. According to a recent survey by Orbitz, 86% of people in the US alone are planning to go on a holiday trip. And admit it or not, this is the season when we indulge in those unhealthy vices such as staying up late and having one too many cocktails and indulging on unhealthy food choices. This is also the time when we put on those extra pounds due to unwholesome health habits. You wouldn’t want to throw away those months of working out prior to the trip, would you? Nobody wants to start again from scratch. To avoid gaining unwanted weight, there are some tips and tricks that you can easily incorporate into your itinerary while still enjoying your voyage.

Prior to the trip. Do a little research about the place that you are going to. With proper planning, incorporating your workout session every day while on the trip should be a breeze. Book the right hotel; you don’t need something fancy. A hotel with a swimming pool can be helpful as taking some laps before you start your day can be a workout in itself. Get to know the restaurants near your hotel. It’s best to know where you can find the best restaurants with a healthy menu, juice bars or perhaps health food stores. If all else fails, toss the right tools such as mini dumbbells or jump rope in your bag. A good jump rope workout works just as good as any other cardio. It burns the most calories while allowing you to exert tiny effort in doing it, according to American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer Monica Nelson.

While at the airport. Long layovers can be pretty boring so make use of this time to have a good stretch, take a walk around the airport, take the stairs or use the travelator for a good brisk walking. Some airports come with a fitness center that tourists can use. If you’ve got more time in your hands, why not take a trip to the airport’s yoga studio and do some poses. Your body will thank you for stretching out those tensed muscles from the flight.

Who says you can’t have fun while “training”? Since you’re going on a holiday, make use of the activities as a workout session in itself. Fun activities such as snorkelling, exploring the rocks on the beach, mountain climbing, kayaking, sightseeing or simply walking on the beach can be a good workout. You’ll never notice how much time you spent doing all that “cardio” exercises because you are having fun while you’re at it.

Maintaining a fitness regimen while one is on a holiday can be enjoyable with all the exciting activities you can do. Don’t let this time off stop you from keeping your workout routine.


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