How To Maintain Your Travel Fitness On The Road
Have you ever noticed how when you go on vacation somewhere, your self-discipline goes right out the door?
You eat anything and everything that comes your way.
It seems like there are never enough drinks on the menu.
And the last thing on your mind is getting fit or doing ANY type of exercise!
I have been there. And I’m sure you are too!
But is it really worth it?
Do we work hard for months trying to stay physically healthy, only to waste it all when we go on annual vacation? Or even worse, if you’re like me and constantly on the road, going months without exercising simply may not be an option.
Travel Fitness: how to stay fit while traveling!
We all need to strive to maintain our exercise routine, no matter where we are.
Yes, I know, your gym does not travel with you. Nor is he your personal trainer. But this article is all about staying fit WITHOUT any of these things!
So there are no excuses from your side!
Below are 5 easy ways to stay in shape when you travel. Try them on your next adventure!
#1 Pack a jump rope
The lightest, smallest, cheapest and most effective gym equipment you could take with you on your travels!
jump the rope It’s awesome, and it’s a great cardio workout!
Do this for 20 minutes without stopping every morning. It’s a great way to maintain your fitness levels while you’re on vacation.
A good tip is to combine your jump rope workout with some bodyweight exercises below. It can end up being a good 40 minute workout. All without a gym!
#2 Skip breakfast
Breakfast is the easiest meal of the day to skip. This is how I got in intermittent fasting by accident, being on the road and trying to stay healthy!
Yes, it’s tempting to dive into that breakfast buffet or indulge in the local cuisine. But try to hold out until lunchtime.
If you haven’t heard of intermittent fasting before, take a look at this article! It has great health benefits, one of them is losing weight and staying healthy.
#3 Walk, Walk, Walk
This tip is particularly easy to do when visiting the world’s major cities.
Instead of hailing taxis everywhere you go, get Google Maps and find your way to your next destination on foot.
This will not only be good for your fitness, but there is also a good chance that you will see some cool things along the way that you definitely would NOT have seen if you had taken a taxi.
#4 Try these amazing bodyweight exercises
This can be done literally in your hotel room or apartment, or anywhere on the lawn near you. They work well and will tire you to death if done correctly.
- body squats: Do 5 sets of 10 repetitions. Going all the way down.
- burping: The Ultimate Lung Breaker These are the best bodyweight exercises out there. Do 5 sets of 10, that’s enough for one day!
- jumping jacks: Ideal for warm-ups and to get your heart rate up a bit.
- ABS: Classic crunches are still a good exercise. 4 series of 50 repetitions.
- Combine all of the above!
#5 Take your luggage!
If you can, buy a backpack and take your belongings with you.
Walking through airports, train stations and buses with your things on your back ends up being a good exercise.
If you really can’t carry anything on your back due to injury or something, then that’s fine!
But for those of you physically capable human beings, go for it!