Stay active and healthy no matter where in the world you go.
With traveling comes packing, boarding passes, flights, hotels and more. Working out may not exactly be the first thing you think of among the hustle and bustle of traveling but who said you can’t? The answer: no one but yourself. Whether you’re traveling for business or away on vacation, here’s how easy and inexpensive it is to stay active when away from home.
Take the time to plan it out. If you absolutely cannot get a workout out done during the day, fight the snooze button and get it out of the way earlier. Waking up early is a great way to jumpstart your day. You’ll feel a lot more energized, you’ll be motivated to eat healthier and it won’t linger on your mind for the rest of the day. Plan accordingly!
Part of planning is also packing. It encourages you even more to get a workout in if you pack your fitness gear. Exercise clothing is extremely light and easy to pack, so is resistance bands, jump rope, headphones, and even a swimsuit just in case.
If you’re staying in a hotel or resort, check out their fitness center. In a guest house? Pick a room or an area outside you can utilize. If you don’t have either a gym or outside area, be creative and use what’s around you. Like the great Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Use chairs, beds, nightstands, suitcases, towels as implements!
Traveling means you should be having fun! You have the opportunity to be somewhere else in the world, why not embrace it by being active in the environment around you? Research your destination for any good beaches, hikes, walking tours, or active activities available like biking around the town. Take this as a challenge when you travel so you can experience a whole new culture and world while still being in shape. Overseas in Argentina? Consider tango lessons. All the way in Thailand? Try Muay Thai. Exploring Brazil? Capoeira is a must.
Life is all about balance. It’s easier said than done when trying to eat healthy on vacation, but moderating foods like sweets, alcohol, and junk food will save yourself from recovering when you get back home. Listen to your body for exhaustion and pain. Take the time to properly heal and recover before going back at it.