Whether it’s jetting off for some business trips or heading down to the shore with family, the change in schedule can throw off anyone’s fitness routine. Fitness and travel are interdependent. It is extremely important to stay fit on the road. If you are not fit, traveling is not as exciting as when you are fit. Staying focused and motivated while striving towards fitness goals is the key.
It is pretty easy to stick to a routine of waking up at the same time, eating all meals at the same time, working out at the same time, going to sleep at the same time is the kind of routine followed as a habit. While we are traveling, nothing is familiar and it is enough to screw things up.
Walking is a great exercise. The best thing about it is that you don’t require special setup. Walking around a new place is exciting and it gives the true vibe of the place. Also, it helps you to stay in shape. It is not to be mentioned that it saves money too. So, it’s a win-win situation. Want to explore more than you can cover on foot? Hire a bike. It’s the best way to go around a place and explore every nook and corner at leisure.
Trying to learn something new during longer vacations gives a flavor of the local culture, you get to meet lovely local people, and last but not the least you stay in shape. It would be best to enroll yourself in some sort of fitness classes available in that city. It will help you to add to your fitness mantra.
While traveling, try to do something “different”. Doing some sort of fun activities on the trip is a good option. Adventurous sports is the best way to spend some of your time. If it’s a beach, diving, surfing would be exhilarating. Lots of hiking and short treks is best for the hill stations.
Make it a point to dance. Go to clubs and let your hair down. Dancing is great cardio and it is a “must-do” while you are traveling for your vacations. Dance is something which anyone can do, it’s as simple as playing some music and going with the flow, you can dance on beach or anywhere you are. It’s also a stress buster, might I add. So go and dance away to glory.
Try to book a hotel with a swimming pool. Trust me, they are not so expensive rather they are almost always (if you search properly), the same price as the ones without a pool. If you have a swimming pool in close vicinity, you will be more inclined to take a dip and we all know swimming is a great exercise.
Whether you’re whisked away to a tropical island or traveling across the country, you can incorporate fitness in every way and form in your routine as long as you are focused.