If you have a holiday planned, you may be worried about being able to stick to your fitness and wellness goals while you are away. While many of us take holidays as a time to let loose and relax from our daily regimes, coming home after a week or two of not working out and drinking Bellini’s on the beach can make it a little harder to get back into the swing of things.
So how can you maintain your fitness goals while on holiday? Read our guide below for some easy tips to help you stay on track.
Bring your fitness with you
You don’t have to bring your gym along from home, just like you don’t have to do extensive research on the best gyms in your holiday location. Instead, bring simple, easy to pack gear such as resistance bands or jump rope. These are easy to pack, and a simple Google search will show you a myriad of exercises you can do that will benefit almost every part of the body.
Eat like a local
It is easier than ever to maintain a balanced diet while on holiday due to the rise of services like Airbnb, which allow you to stay in apartments or rooms with easy access to a kitchen. If you're eating out, opt for local cuisine instead of fast food and choose healthier dishes which sound delicious to you.
When possible, opt to walk
Depending on the weather and where you are staying, you can choose to walk instead of taking public transport, or taxis. Studies have shown that walking has incredible health benefits and might be just as effective as more intense cardio exercises, like running. Plus, what better way is there to explore a new city and get a sense of different neighbourhoods than wandering through the unique streets?
Try a morning workout
If you want to fit a workout or two into your holiday, consider a morning run on the beach or early session with your resistance bands. Depending on where you travel to, the time change might make it difficult to readjust your sleeping schedule. But you don’t need to commit to a full-on power hour workout. Waking up just thirty minutes earlier than usual to fit in a quick workout will allow you a little extra time to work out and maintain your goals.
Practice self-love and self-care
Most importantly, you are on holidays to enjoy yourself and have fun. You should indulge and treat yourself while on holidays and enjoy new, exciting experiences. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to stick to goals and make sure you don't pass on fun experiences, such a food and wine tasting, out of concern for your fitness. Your wellness and fitness goals are important, but enjoying your holidays is essential too.
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