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.
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.