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Sticking to a workout schedule is not always easy when traveling. Here are a few tips on How to Stay Fit While Traveling the next time you get out of town.
Keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to me. It is also one of my greatest daily struggles. It’s not hard to throw me off my daily fitness schedule. One of the biggest culprits happens to be one of my greatest loves, travel.
Early morning flights or long
Analyze Your Travel Schedule and Activities
Traveling requires a lot of time commitment. If you’re flying you have to be at the airport at certain times to guarantee you won’t miss your flight. If you’re driving then if you’re like me, you create a schedule around the busiest traffic times and areas to lessen your chances of getting caught in major traffic jams. It definitely disrupts your daily schedule in many ways.
Having an idea of what you’re doing and how active you’re going to be will help you know if you even need to carve out some fitness time. When Derek and I visited DC a few years ago I wasn’t worried about fitting in a workout to my schedule. I knew it wasn’t needed with all the walking we would be doing during our time there. Walking around major cities and their attractions is definitely a workout in and of itself!
Add Some Fun Active Activities to Your Itinerary
If you want to keep fit, but really don’t want to work out on your vacation, then maybe adding some active activities to your trip is the best option for you. Kayaking and paddleboarding are great options for destinations with water. Hiking and bike riding are great for rougher terrains. This is actually my favorite way to keep fit when traveling. Almost every trip to the mountains includes a morning hike in the itinerary!
Bring Your Workout With You
One of the advantages of our technology
If you’re a runner, you can run anywhere. You can also do yoga anywhere, too! I try to bring my yoga mat with me whenever we go on a road trip. On a past trip to Ohio to visit family, I knew I wasn’t going to have access to gym equipment. I made the decision to bring my running shoes and yoga mat. I was able to keep my fitness schedule going just by adding in a
Research Your Accommodations
Depending on where you’re staying, you may have access to gym equipment and be able to fit in a quick workout in the mornings. Derek and I like to utilize the gym during At Sea days on cruises. We’re less active on those days and keeping somewhat active on a cruise is a must for us. We always overindulge on a cruise. We can’t help ourselves with all the delicious food and cocktails to try.
You might also look into seeing if there are fitness classes available near where you’re staying. Most resorts and cruise lines offer an assortment of classes like yoga, Pilates, and cycling.
I hope you like my tips on How to Stay Fit While Traveling. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you aren’t able to fit in those workouts. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you’re making the most of your time while experiencing a new destination.
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