5 Tips for Staying Fit While You Travel

5 Tips for Staying Fit While You Travel

When it comes to traveling, I usually think about my physical fitness because I like to stay fit, and feel that it should not suffer just because I’m traveling. Whether it’s for business, or just vacation, I sure don’t want the unwanted extra 10 pounds of body weight. I think vacations are intended to be stress-free, and enjoyable, but it also doesn’t have to be fat-fueling endeavors of laziness.

Practicing these 5 tips for staying fit while you travel can actually make your trip worth a whole lot more.

Follow these 5 Tips for Staying Fit While You Travel so you won't return with unwanted weight.

1 – Add Exercise To Your Travel Itinerary

Are you about to take a business trip? Perhaps you are heading out on a much-needed vacation. Either way, you need to consciously add sessions of physical activity to your travel plans. That dream vacation is much more enjoyable when regular exercise keeps you from developing stress, anxiety, heart burn and possibly dangerous heart conditions due to a lack of physical fitness.

2 – Book Your Lodgings Where Workout Facilities Are Provided

If you have a say-so in where you will be staying, choose a hotel, motel, or resort that comes equipped with a gymnasium or health club. It’s much easier to stay physically fit when you travel if a quick session of aerobic exercise or weight lifting is conveniently available right now the hall. Hotel and motel workout facilities are notoriously under-used, meaning no waiting in line or sweaty equipment.

3 – Carry a No-Excuse Workout Package

Pack a heart rate monitor and jump rope in your luggage. Don’t forget your ankle weights, dumbbells and portable chin-up bar. When you carry workout gear with you on any trip you will begin to look for time in your travel plans to enjoy some physical activity.

4 – Turn Sightseeing Into Effortless and Enjoyable Exercise

If you are traveling to a new town or city, there are so many discoveries that await you.  Sightseeing feeds your brain and emotions and before you know it, you can walk 10 or 20 miles while you are enjoying all that this new destination has to offer.

5 – Get Up 1 Hour Early

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will probably have a schedule. Wake up 1 hour earlier than you absolutely must. This leaves plenty of time for a walk, a jog, some yoga or Pilates, and even provides time for a luxurious shower before you are off on your first travel requirement of the day. I love some quiet time in the morning with a cup of coffee, too.

When I travel, I like to explore and see what’s around me. It’s good to get out, and not just stay in the hotel room all day. Share with me some of your tips in the comment section below.

10 Responses to 5 Tips for Staying Fit While You Travel

  1. I loved this! I’m getting ready for a season full of travel and I happen to have a jump rope that would fit nicely in my suitcase!

  2. These are great ideas! I have to say that I’ve been looking at vacations differently these days. I used to plan long vacations that involved a lot of sitting at the beach or a lodge. Now, my husband and I enjoy shorter weekend trips to cute little towns. The great thing about these mini-vacations is that the exercise is built in as you walk around and explore the town and surroundings.

    Thanks for the extra ideas!

    • That’s wonderful, Becky! I think mini-vaca’s are the best, too. Because you have so little time, you have to get out there and explore. All the walking pays off. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Great tips for travelers! I followed all of these on my recent trip down under; amazing that all my walking, clumbing, yoga and weight room visits kept off the daily Viennas and scones! I could not resist them…nor could I resist the urge keep moving! May I include your link on my travel tips? It’s so ingrained in me, didn’t think to pass it on. Well done, Becky!

    • Hi Joan, you can include definitely include my link and share it as well. Just a correction, it’s me, Jennifer that wrote this post. 🙂 Thanks!

  4. I bring most of these things with me when I go on vacation. I bring 2 pairs of shoes because I plan a lot of walking/site seeing when I go on trips. These are great reminders.

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