The importance of exercise to our health can never be ignored. Whether you are traveling for fun or business, staying in shape is not an option. For those who have an embedded daily exercise routine (which is 1 out of 3 adults according to a survey), traveling will always come with its downsides as far as exercising is concerned. Trading your well-furnished gym and jogging environment for a near static posture and a possible bareness of your favorite tools of the trade for the duration you will be on travel can be bizarre. It is for this reason that we offer a few tips on how to stay in shape while traveling.
Find simple workouts
Rather than keeping the mindset that a good exercise should only be done in the well-furnished gym with heavy lifting equipment, be aware of the equal benefits a simple workout can award your body. While still on travel, ensure you shift position as often as you can. This will help in the flow of blood throughout your body well. When at your destination, do simple things like using the stairs to your hotel room instead of the customary lift. Take a walking tour whenever you get a chance or ride a bike. Although this might not seem to be exercise intelligent to you, it’s payback to your body health-wise is worthwhile.
Always be on the lookout for space either within your hotel premises or a nearby park that you will temporarily turn to your fitness area. In these spaces, you can do squats, push-ups and even jog. Remember, exercise requires determination and with purpose, you can use anything in your environment to stay in shape. Do you know you can use a tree branch to do pull-ups? Also, look around your room, there must be something that an offer resistance and make a good weight lifting tool your suitcase for instance.
Maintain a steady pattern to your simple exercising routine for better results. Although not scientifically proven, the below routine should be a good workout as is widely used;
- 30 squats
- 30 push-ups
- 30 weight lifts- Use your suitcase or other items
- 30 reverse crunches
You can divide them into 3 or 4 equal parts depending on your endurance. Make this either a daily or even a weekly routine.
Watch your diet
What you eat has a direct bearing to your body’s well-being. This is not an easy fit to maintain during traveling but remember, as much as you do all the exercises but treat yourself with a bad diet, the effects are narrowed down to an unhealthy body. After the trip, what you have been overfeeding on will be displayed with hearty signs setting up the stage for depression and food related complications; anorexia and all. While you can, it’s better to take preventative measures.
Have a crafted plan on your diet and stick to it. It’s all about being loyal and truthful to your body. Maintain a balanced diet of vegetables, animal or plant proteins and vitamins. Keep starch levels low although to be consumed once in a while. Stay away from fortified or processed foods and mostly utilize natural ones. Whatever you eat, take precise caution on what and how much it is.
Limit your beer intake
Huge consumption of alcohol is harmful to your health. This is common knowledge. If you are out indulging in drinks, watch out for your limit and do not exceed. Use a lot of spacers in between your drinks to regulate the rate at which your body breaks down the alcohol. Do not spend too much time partying either. Late night events that deprive you of sleep don’t do you any good either. Despite the fun, avoid flash drinking. Take your alcohol slowly and steadily.
Drinks contain a lot of calories that when consumed in large portions can be detrimental to your weight.
Most hotels offer activities that are fun to engage in. You should not only be entertained by watching this but also be part of the activities. Be in a group that will make part of an entertaining match or game. For example, play tag of war, Tango, dance lessons or any other games offered.