How To Keep Up Your Exercise Routine While Traveling
Travelling is all fun and games until a fitness freak is hit by the question of how to keep up the exercise routine while traveling. Long flights or staying at a place with minimum exercise facilities are enough to disturb your exercise routine. But as we know where there is a will there is a way. And in this case, there are multiple ways to manage your exercise routine while on a travel spree. Let’s dive into it and look at multiple techniques to keep up your exercise routine while traveling.
Book A Hotel With Gym Facilities
While planning to travel, the most important decision has to be about the hotel. Do some research, compare, and be 100% sure about where are you staying at. Never book a hotel unless you are getting the ‘luxury’ of a gym. You may look up hotels yourself or ask the traveling partner to be sure about the exercise facilities. In case you are unable to find a hotel with a proper gym, make sure it has some specified area for outdoor sitting that can be utilized for exercising.
Train Well Before Leaving For The Trip
There are possibilities of not finding enough fitness equipment or even the will to train heavily while traveling. To maintain your fitness and physique prepare your body well before leaving. Train the body parts which require heavier equipment or facilities before you leave for your destination. While your body is prepared well beforehand, you can maintain your fitness routine with comparatively light exercise while traveling. For instance, legs and back require heavy training as compared to arms. So it is advised to train your legs and back properly while you are still at home, while arms or shoulders can be maintained by a light workout.
Carry Your Gym Supplies Along
Usually when traveling to beautiful islands of the world like the Maldives or Croatia, coming across a hotel with proper gym facilities stands a rare chance. In such a case all fitness freaks should carry their exercise kit along. Prepare a gym kit including a lightweight dumbbell set or resistance bands, a skipping rope, a pair of training shoes, workout clothes, and anything else you need. All you need to do is look for some outdoor space and work out well using your training kit.
Maintain A Healthy Diet
Travelling brings along unasked for unhealthy eating habits. In the quest of trying new cuisines, we end up eating a lot more than we require. While fitness is not just about exercising you need to be vigilant about your diet as well. Even if you are having a cheat meal once a day, make sure to have salads and liquids the rest of the time. Make sure to run an extra round after a heavy meal to make it for the loss. Avoid fried food and take part in physical activities to keep your exercise routine intact while traveling.
Grab Every Opportunity To Stay Active
Fitness comes from a proper diet, heavy exercise, and most importantly an active lifestyle. And as it becomes a little difficult to maintain a proper exercise routine while traveling, staying active otherwise should be your number one priority. It all starts with walking and exploring the city. Avoid rides and prefer walking to the nearby restaurant. Get yourself busy with activities involving heavy aerobic output. Look up activities like cycling, riding, hiking, surfing, etc. that will keep your heart rate checked. Staying active is one of the few essential ways to stay fit while traveling.
Frequent traveling can be a toll on your exercise routine. But to counter the lazy effects of traveling you must have a strong will and a plan of action. As mentioned above, the best ways to stay fit while traveling include: knowing where you are staying during the trip, training hard before leaving for the trip, carrying a personal exercise kit, eating healthy, and utilizing every opportunity to stay active. By religiously following these simple steps you can forget all your health worries and make the most out of the trip.