Even the most dedicated fitness buff can have a tough time sticking to a healthy routine when traveling. Experiencing different foods, taking time to relax and recharge, and maybe even indulging in a daiquiri (or two) every night can take a toll on your sexy abs.
The good news is, you don’t need to travel with a nutritional coach to keep yourself in relatively good shape while you experience the pleasures of time away from your usual routine. By following these tips on your next vacation, you’ll come home feeling recharged and ready to take on the world once again.
Pack some snacks. If you’ve ever been stuck at the airport, or taken a multi-state road trip, you know that the healthy food availability is reduced to wilted salads and dried-out grilled chicken breast sandwiches. By land or by sea, take the advice of a nutritional coach and bring along your own healthy foods. Protein bars, jerky, nuts, protein powder packs, and dried fruits can be stored in your carry-on, suitcase, or backseat.
Hit the grocery store. No matter where your trip takes you, you’ll likely find a grocery mart where you can pick up healthy foods to stock in your mini-fridge. Oatmeal, yogurt, whole grain cereal, fresh fruits, and veggies with hummus can be life savers when the hotel restaurant offers chicken wings and onion rings. Feel free to experience the foods that vacations have to offer, but experience everything in moderation.
Hydration helps. Any nutritional coach will tell you that staying hydrated is one of the ultimate keys to staying healthy. Airplane travel and sun exposure are two major dehydrators, so carry a portable water bottle with you at all times. Collapsible ones can be refilled prior to boarding the plane, and insulated water bottles will keep their cool on beach days. If you’re not a fan of plain water, toss in some lemon wedges or cucumber slices.
Work it out. The hotel fitness room might have plenty of exercise options; or just an old treadmill in the corner.
Use what you can and make fitness a daily goal. There are plenty of exercises you can do in your hotel room, and as long as you pack a great pair of sneakers, you can make fitness fun wherever you go.
• In your hotel or out on the town, always take the stairs
• Skip the shuttle and go on a walking tour
• Between flights, do laps around the airport terminal
• Travelling with kids? Head to the game room, pool, and local parks
Take advantage of the opportunity to get away from it all for a time; be lazy and enjoy those daiquiris by the pool. Just be sure to do it all in moderation, and you’ll feel better when you come back to reality.
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