While vacation should be a time to relax and unwind, it can be a bit stressful if you have a strict fitness schedule and/or are concerned about weight gain.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do while traveling to help maintain your fitness level and have a fit vacation. So on your next trip, try to incorporate these five travel fitness so you can stay healthy and happy!
- Get Creative
One of the best things about traveling is that you can try new workouts and food that you may not typically find at home. For instance, if you are traveling to a tropical location, you could do stand up paddling boarding or snorkeling for exercise and add local fruits, vegetables and seafood to your diet. Going on vacation should not be excuse to “let yourself go”, but rather a fun way to switch up your fitness routine!
- Pack Some Protein
Since traveling can often make it difficult to find healthy protein options, it would behoove to pack your own. Some great options include Try About Time Prohydrate, protein powder, and the fruit and nut protein bars. All of these products are easy to pack and are delicious, all-natural protein options you can consume while traveling.
- Limit Your Splurges
While it is fun to try new foods and drinks while traveling, it is important to set some limitations. For instance, if you love fresh breads and cheeses, then you should definitely eat on your vacation, but stick with smaller portions.
For each meal, aim to cover your plate with fresh fruits, veggies and some lean protein, and then add small portions of your splurge foods. By utilizing portion control, you can stay healthy and still enjoy your favorite breads, cheeses and sweets.
- Bring Portable Fitness Gear
By bringing your own fitness gear, you can still get in a workout practically anywhere. Some great ideas for portable fitness gear include a jump rope, resistance bands and the About Time Fit Deck. All of these are easy to pack and can be used when there is no gym available.
A sample workout utilizing body weight exercises and a resistance band is listed below:
Circuit 1 (Repeat 3x, no rest)
- 20x Resistance Band Curls
- 20x Air Squats
- 20x Pushups
Circuit 2 (Repeat 3x, no rest)
- 20x Resistance Band Lat Raise
- 20X Alternating Lunge
- 20x Triceps Dips (use bench or chair)
Circuit 3 (Repeat 3x, no rest)
- 20x Resistance Band Overhead Press
- 20x Glute Bridge Raises
- 20x Resistance Band Flyes
Circuit 4 (Repeat 3x, no rest)
- 30 second plank hold
- 30 second bicycle crunch
- 30 second leg raises