Staying fit while traveling should not be complicated. The best strategy is to keep things simple. All you need to accomplish this is a healthy attitude and good athletic shoes. The very start of your journey should be focused on acclimating to your new surroundings. Walking is by far the best means to investigate the area. Along the way, you can peek at restaurant menus and locate the nearest grocery store where you can pick up some fresh, healthy snacks for the room. The grocery store is your one stop nutrition shop. There are plenty of options stacked between the supermarket shelves. Grab yourself some fresh fruit, pre cut vegetables, hummus and unsalted nuts. These items will keep fresh for several days. You can always put them in the hotel refrigerator, if necessary.
When dining out, make sensible choices. Take the time to evaluate the menu. Select foods that are steamed, roasted or broiled. Avoid all fried foods. Ask for dressings and sauces, to be put on the side. Don’t be afraid to request to have your food prepared in a way that is not on the menu. Most chefs are happy to make these changes. There is no need to deny yourself the pleasures of eating out, but keep your choices as healthy as possible.
Be active every day, everywhere, in every way!
Unlike a rigid gym routine back at home, keeping fit while travelling can be fun, spontaneous, and should always be creative. If you don’t feel like a typical daily workout, take the day off from your usual routine and get creative.
Think about your surrounds – can you go hiking, running, cycling? What about trying a dance or yoga class? Your options are limitless! If you’re not in a city, that’s the best excuse to get outdoors and try a new hiking trail or rent a bike. Worst case scenario – you can always go on a long walk and discover your surrounds.
If you need a little inspiration to get outdoors, put in your headphones and play a fun playlist that will make you feel like moving. Before you know it you’ve convinced yourself to take a 10km hike for the day. The other plus side to exploring is getting some of the best photos from your trip that were unexpected and you wouldn’t have got them otherwise. Just so long as you go, get outdoors, and make the most of your day!
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