You need some rest and relaxation and a trip to someplace tropical seems like the perfect way to get away from it all.
Relaxing on the beach while sipping cocktails and indulging in mouthwatering cuisine may be just what the doctor ordered for your sanity, it’s may not be the best thing for your physique.
Even if you’re only going to be away for a few days, if you put all physical activity on the backburner, you could end up coming home with more than just great memories and souvenirs; you could come home with a few more pounds around your waist.
Don’t cast your fitness goals aside just because you want some R&R. Here’s a look at some ways that you can stay fit while traveling and still enjoy the respite that you so desperately need.
Don’t Just Lay by the Surf – Play in It!
There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on a beautiful beach while peering out at turquoise blue waters. But actually getting into the water can also be relaxing – and it’s a great way to get in a workout. Instead of just lying by the water, dive into it! Go snorkeling, learn how to scuba dive, or go jet skiing.
Or, you can play in the water and splash around.
There are so many ways that you can get in a workout in the water. Plus, being in the water is soothing and just plain fun, so diving in is a great way to stay fit and make your trip even more enjoyable.
When you’re trying to get away from it all, there’s no better way to shut down your engines and revitalize yourself than sleeping in. Not only does sleep make you feel better mentally and emotionally; it turns out that it can also help you stay in shape!
Several studies have found that getting more sleep is just as important for your physical well being (including weight loss) as diet and exercise. So, when you’re on vacation, forget the alarm clock and sleep in as long as you want!
You’ll feel like a brand new person – mentally and physically.
No matter where you are traveling to, there are sure to be plenty of sights to take in.
Whether it’s a city that’s home to ancient ruins or an island that offers plenty of trails and sweeping views of nature, make sure you include sightseeing on your list of things to do when you’re traveling.
You’ll be able to see and experience new things and have unforgettable experiences; plus, the walking that’s involved will help you stay fit by burning off the extra calories you packed while indulging in those rich foods and frothy beverages.
Staying hydrated is an absolute must when you are traveling. Unfortunately, a lot of people forget to drink up the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day when they’re on vacation. If you become dehydrated while you’re on vacation, you could end up getting sick.
Plus, if you aren’t drinking enough water, you could put on a few pounds.
Make sure you drink plenty of water while you’re traveling so you can stay refreshed, avoid possibly becoming dehydrated, and stay healthy while traveling! If you’re concerned about drinking the local water, opt for bottled water.
There’s no excuse to become dehydrated when you’re traveling.
Check Out the Fitness Center
OK, it might not be the most relaxing thing to do, but hitting the fitness center at your hotel will certainly help you stay fit when you’re traveling. You don’t have to log tons of time; but try to spend about 20 minutes a day working out.