You work out religiously during the week and spend time meal prepping over the weekend so that you can look and feel healthy. But then you get sent away to travel on business or you book a much-deserved vacation, and suddenly it’s not so easy to stick to your strict regime. How do you keep fit while on the go? Luckily, it’s not too difficult and you don’t have to sacrifice indulging in good food and good fun. Read on for some easy tips and tricks to follow for keeping fit while on the go.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Whether you are away on business or exploring a new destination, don’t forget to fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast. This is your most important meal of the day so try to have a balanced breakfast with a protein, carb and fiber. You can’t go wrong with eggs, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal or toast!
We can’t stress how important it is to stay hydrated – whether you are on the go or just resting at home. Invest in a good quality water bottle that will keep your drink cool and refreshing and refill it whenever you get a chance. If you struggle with drinking plain water then you can add some fresh slices of lemon or cucumber for flavor, or you can drink sparkling water for some energizing fizz.
Take the Stairs
If you have the option to take the stairs instead of riding an escalator or elevator – then do it! This is a very simple switch to make, even if it might be more tiring. Taking the stairs will give your heart rate a small boost and it will also target your glutes – who knew that something so easy could count as a quick workout!
Indulge in Physical Activity
Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean that you should avoid being physically active. This also doesn’t mean that you absolutely have to hit the hotel gym and stick to the same exercise routine you are used to doing when you are at home. Try to adapt your fitness routine to your travel destination. This means that you can look for scenic walks, a cool hike with an epic view at the top, water sports like stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, surfing or kayaking, taking a bicycle tour, etc. There are many options to choose from, and the best part is that this type of physical activity on vacation won’t even feel like a workout because you’ll be too busy enjoying yourself!
Eat Healthy Most of the Time
Nobody wants to think about healthy eating when traveling, but remember that diet is more than half the battle when it comes to weight loss. The last thing you want to do is gain all that unwanted weight and struggle with getting rid of it when you get home by following a crash diet or spending countless hours at the gym. Instead of stressing about limiting yourself, just make sure that you make smart diet choices MOST of the time. This means that you can still indulge in delicious foods and enjoy your travel while still making conscious decisions about healthy choices. Here are some tips to help you:
- Don’t waste calories on alcohol or sugary drinks. Instead, opt for a glass of wine over beer, don’t order sugary cocktails instead try something simple like a gin and tonic or vodka soda.
- Make sure to have some type of fruit or vegetable and a protein with every meal.
- Limit your intake of cake, candy, cookies or other processed desert.
- Try to eat real, whole foods every day and indulge in delicious foods like pizza and pasta only some of the time.
Workout in Your Hotel Room
There are simple exercises and routines that you can do in the comfort of your hotel room! Whether you choose to greet the morning with a 20-minute yoga flow or end the day with a high intensity program, you can easily get your heart rate going and feel good about yourself in the comfort of your hotel room. Some easy exercises you can do without any equipment includes burpees, sit-up’s, push-ups, squats, planks and lunges.
Maintaining your diet and fitness routine while on the go will give you energy and leave you feeling good about yourself while enjoying your time away and easing any feelings of guilt. Our clinic and our team are dedicated to providing our clients with the tools, resources and support they need to achieve their ultimate health goals. To learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.