If you plan on traveling on a regular basis and want to ensure that you don’t lose the level of fitness which you’ve worked so hard to achieve simply continue reading to discover a few effective ways to stay fit when you travel.
How to stay fit while you travel:
1. Always make sure to pack a pair of running shoes and at least one workout outfit
If you pack a pair of running shoes and a comfortable workout outfit, you’ll have no excuse not to visit your hotel’s on-site gym in the mornings or to go for an early morning run.
2. Choose to walk short distances instead of taking public transport or driving a rental car
If you usually take public transport or drive a rental car from a to b when you travel, it may be worth booking accommodation in a more central location, so that you’ll have the option to walk short distances of 3 miles or less to get from a to b.
If you’re tempted, you may want to use Google Maps in order to work out how far a potential hotel or resort is from most of the attractions which you plan on visiting. In order to select the most conveniently located accommodation option possible!
3. Pick accommodation options which feature a pool as well as a gym
While you may already be in the habit of trying to select hotels which boast fully equipped, modern, on-site gyms, it’s well worth also making sure to select properties which offer spacious pools. As swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise, which burns a high amount of calories and is usually a lot more fun than simply running on a treadmill or spinning on an exercycle in a hotel gym.
4. Wear a fitness tracker in order to track your daily steps
Most individuals find that they tend to clock up thousands of extra steps per day when they’re traveling and exploring a new city. However, to ensure that you’re actually getting in enough active minutes per day, it’s well worth getting used to wearing a fitness tracker when you travel.
As if you don’t manage to clock up as many steps as you’d like or as many active minutes as you’d like in a day, you’ll be able to pop into your hotel’s gym or head out on a run, to ensure that you meet your daily health and fitness related goals.
5. Convince your travel companions to commit to working out with you each morning
Another way to increase your chances of keeping to your workout plan whilst you’re traveling is to convince your travel companions to get up early each morning, to work out with you. This is a great idea regardless of whether you’re traveling with work colleagues or business contacts or with family members or friends. As chances are high that one of your travel companions is also an avid gym goer or runner.
Remember that if you continue to make your fitness a priority when you travel, you’ll be able to maintain your current fitness level!