Are you an exercise buff? But do you stop working out when you’re on travel? Some people take a break from working out when they’re on vacation. Understandably so, because they might want to fully immerse themselves into their vacation and it might not just be logistically possible.
The thing with taking a break though is it could be quite difficult to slide back into your exercise routine once you get back. It’s even harder if you went away for a long time. On the other hand, it’s okay to take breaks and you shouldn’t beat yourself up if you stopped working out for the meantime. You will eventually build your strength back. You are meant to enjoy your vacation and you shouldn’t feel guilty if you stopped exercising for a while.
However, what if we say you can do both? You will enjoy your trip and at the same time, you still get to be fit. You would want that right? How is this possible then? Read on for how to stay fit on the go.
Start during the planning stage.
It’s actually fun to plan for a trip. You make your itinerary, choose your hotel, and plan where to eat. If you can plan in advance these activities, why not include exercise in the mix?
There are hotels who have gyms and usage is complimentary. You might want to check into a hotel where you could avail this. You don’t have to spend much time in the gym either. You can do a quick exercise before starting your plans for the day.
When your chosen hotel has gym facilities, check if their machines or equipment are similar to what you are using back home. This way, you can still do your routine even if you are travelling!
Join physical activities during travel.
There are some tours that require you to do some action. A walking tour is a great way to stay fit on the go. It requires you to walk around from one point to another. It’s fun and at the same time, walking is a form of exercise. See? You can have the best of both worlds.
If you are up for a more challenging activity, join mountain climbing tours. Just make sure you are in top form for this activity though.
You can also join sports events in the area you’re visiting. If you are well-prepared, join a marathon, duathlon, or even a triathlon. Again, you have to be prepared for this stuff. They are not for beginners, so make sure you are ready to take on such challenges.
With sports events though, that may be your main purpose for that trip. However, you can still make it a leisure trip at the same time. No one’s stopping you from enjoying the place as well after the event.
You can really stay physically active during your vacation. You just have to do your research and choose the activities you get into. Your work out doesn’t have to be hardcore either. Choose what exercise routine is right for your travel. There are no hard rules.
Remember, it’s perfectly okay to enjoy your vacation. If you want to take a break from exercising, it’s fine. If you want to work out during travel, that’s also fine. It’s all up to you. Just know that you can have fun and stay fit at the same time.
About the Contributor:
Natalie McKay is interested in fitness, lifestyle, and travel. You can find her articles on the Onebed blog, makers of the mattress in a box and adjustable bed frame.
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