If you love to exercise, but are about to travel, you may need some new tips. Making exercise and travel work at the same time is possible. Here are some tips:
#1. Park Further Away
You may not get a lot of chances to exercise while you’re on vacation, but you can make small choices that really add up. For example: parking further away from your destination and walking is one way. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is another. Of course, also making a conscious decision to watch what you’re eating during the day can also help limit the amount of extra stairs you need to climb.
#2. Walk Everywhere
Sometimes we have the tendency to think that we should be a little extra lazy on vacation. However, walking everywhere is truly one way you can make exercise and travel successful. You don’t have to feel guilty about the extra bites of food you took if you walk around town everywhere. Plus, when you walk around the beautiful city or location you’re visiting, you actually get to enjoy what’s going on around you. When you walk, you can take better pictures, smell the yummy smells, and get a better view. There may be an opportunity to hike wherever you’re vacationing. Don’t be afraid to do a quick search to see what hiking options you may have.
#3. Go to the Park
You don’t actually have to go to the gym to make exercise successful when you’re traveling. You can head to the park to do some jump roping, lunges, and even squats. If your kids are going to be playing on the playground, then have fun playing with them! You can even do a couple of pull-ups on the monkey bars. It’s possible to make your “park workout” worth it.
#4. Work Smarter not Harder
If you don’t have a lot of time to exercise while you’re traveling, it’s time to utilize the smarter not harder method. If you don’t have time to walk for an hour like usual, try jogging and walking as fast as you can for a half hour. If you don’t have time to workout at the gym while you’re traveling, then consider riding a bike instead of walking on the treadmill.
#5. Utilize the Pool
Almost every hotel has a pool or at least access to a pool. It’s time to get fit using the hotel pool. There are so many exercises you can do while in the pool. Try doing laps, mini races, doggie paddle, or just play beach ball with the kids. The great thing about exercising in water is that you can usually find a local body of water, if your hotel doesn’t have a pool.
Don’t push yourself too hard while on vacation because you will want to find some time to relax. Try exercising in the early morning, so you have the rest of the day to enjoy sights and sounds. The more you put off exercising when you’re on vacation, then the less likely you are to do it.