Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, health has its own importance! Although people connect exotic vacations solely to relaxation and peace, fitness is also an important feature of your journeys.
Imagine you win a Thomas Cook voucher code and book your trip to Thailand or Florida, wherever you like, but due to unhealthiness, you cut the trip short. Sad? Isn’t it?
To make the most of your holiday trips is only possible if you stay fit and healthy while travelling. Here are 25 simple ways listed by OffAtEveryThing to enjoy travelling with great health and fitness:
- Pack exercise essentials
Sneakers, sweatbands, exercise mat and clothing and workout playlist, pack all before you leave. Once you have your all exercise essentials with you, trust me, you will be more motivated to continue with your regular workouts even while in transit rather than being lethargic.
- Stay active throughout the journey
The key to staying fit throughout the trip is to stay active! Is your flight delayed? No problem! Turn on the music and start walking in front of entrance terminal. If you’re on a road trip, take frequent pauses to stretch out and let your body feel the air. Whatever the situation is, always find a way to stay energetic!
- Walk, walk and walk!
Walking is an all-round exercise that will keep you perfectly fit during travel. Instead of taking local cabs or trains for shorter distances, prefer walking. It will help you in saving money as well as allow a better introduction to new places.
- Sightseeing while morning jogs
Being on a trip is not a license to wake up after noon! Even if you are on vacations and enjoying holiday time with family, wake up early in the morning and go for sightseeing while jogging. Besides fitness, you will be able to view beautiful sites in less crowded hours.
- Take stairs, avoid lifts!
Another way of staying fit is to take stairs and avoid lifts. Even if you’re using elevator stairs, take steps to reach the end faster instead of standing at one spot. Climbing stairs will keep your heart rate stabilized and also allow an excellent cardio exercise now and then.
- Take an interest in leisure activities
While on travel, you should take some interest in recreational activities such as hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, Bungee jumping and skiing. Besides fun and excitement, you will enjoy a well-maintained health as well. These sporty activities will bring a flexibility into your body and make you more energetic.
- Explore while bicycling
If you are willing to stay fit and healthy while travelling? Explore new cities while bicycling instead of taking local cabs or trains. You can rent a bike to set up a bicycle journey every evening and discover beautiful hidden places that are unexplorable through driving cars. Cycling will keep your body active and well-shaped!
- Yoga at beach
Yoga has endless benefits, and when you practice it during travelling, you will experience an exciting trip! Wake up early in the morning and do yoga at the beach. Experience an infinite serenity of the ocean and absorb all the positivity around you to enjoy rest of day at fullest with energy and active mind.
- Hotel room workout
Give your body some private time to feel fresh and active. Do 30 mins workout in hotel room regularly without skipping to make most of your holidays.
- Join local activities
Spain’s salsa, China’s Kung-Fu and England’s football are some local activities that should be tried while on a visit to those places. Your cultural experience will be enriched as well as you will enjoy a good fitness!
- Book walking tours
Fitness is deeply connected to walking! While travelling to new places, always book walking tours to brewery, winery, and museums. These tours do not charge much and allow a better sight of amazing places.
- Eat healthy, cut calories!
The best way of staying fit for travellers is to eat healthy food and cut calories from their diet. You don’t have to abandon the tasty native cuisines but take food in an appropriate proportion. Make fruit salads and vegetables top most priority. Try replacing fried food with grilled and smoked dishes to enjoy a better taste with healthy outcomes.
- Drink plenty of water and fresh juices
Don’t let travelling disturb your water intake. Always keep a water bottle with you to satisfy your thirst whenever required. Besides water, also take fresh juices and shakes to enjoy the fruity taste of unknown places while relishing health benefits.
- Use airport and hotel gyms
Being away from home is not an excuse to put your gym routine on hold. You can use the gym of hotels you’re staying in for regular workouts to keep your fitness plan on track. Even if you’re at the airport and waiting for delayed flight boarding, just go to the airport gym and do some exercise to stay fit while in transit.
- Swimming in hotel pool or at the beach
Swimming is also another way to stay fit while enjoying a wonderful summer vacation time. Even if you are alone or with your family, just use hotel pool or go to the beach for refreshing swimming. If you don’t know, swimming is a full body workout and provides a nice body shape!
- Long queue workouts
While travelling, you will experience long queues many times. At the airport, coffee shop or even sightseeing ticket booths. So, instead of waiting and getting bored in queues, do workouts. You can do jumping, stretching or sit ups, whatever suits you best. You can also hold your breath and release to experience relaxation.
- Download workout videos
Download exercise videos in your smartphones to keep yourself motivated and focused on regular workouts. These can be basic exercise tutorials to help you with a little stretching and weight loss exercises. With the support of these videos, you will be able to do exercise at the beach, hotel rooms, hiking places and even on the plane.
- Be flexible!
It is okay if you planned to wake up early and go for a morning jog but couldn’t. Be flexible while in transit because things will not always go according to the plan. If you skipped morning walk, then go for afternoon cycling or evening workout. It’s fine if you do exercise early or late but do it regularly!
- Take a proper sleep
A proper sleep is another way to stay fit while travelling. An incomplete sleep will make you lethargic and lazier. Being in a new place, you desire to utilize every single moment to explore it. But remember, rest is very much important to stay healthy and enjoy the trip at fullest.
- Drink tequila less, dance more!
The nightlife of new destinations always attracts travellers but if you want to keep your health and fitness on the right, avoid drinking tequila too much. Enjoy the glittering lights of clubs while dancing on thrilling beats. Wine, tequila, vodka and all other types of liquors are not good for your liver.
- Check sugar and cholesterol level regularly
If you’re a diabetic traveller or having some heart issues, check your sugar and cholesterol level regularly while in transit to avoid dangerous health conditions. This way you will be able to keep track of your current situation and work on your fitness according to it.
- Don’t compromise on hygiene
Wherever you go, whatever conditions you face, do not compromise on hygiene! Fitness and health are closely related to personal cleanliness. Take a bath regularly and wear clean clothes during travel.
- Keep your luggage clean and arranged
Do you know that dirty and sweaty clothes can make you sick? Well, yes they can! Take care of laundry during travel. Also, keep your luggage in an arranged manner to know which clothes are to be washed and which can be worn. Setting your items regularly will turn out to be a quick exercise as well to keep you fit.
- Stock up on healthy energy bars
Before beginning a journey, stock up on healthy energy bars such as protein and granola bars. These energy bars will come in handy when you are hiking or following a forest trail in a foreign country. Your health and energy level will be maintained with their intake.
- Follow your body’s command!
Last but not the least, listen to your body and follow its command! Your body always speaks to you, whether it’s tired or energetic. You should follow the hints such as cramps or pain to workout accordingly. If it’s going through a jet lag, then take some rest and do a little relaxation yoga or stretching. Just understand your body’s requirements to stay fit while travelling.
All in all, health is a blessing, and without it, no one can enjoy the real taste of travelling as well. Follow these 25 ways to stay fit and enjoy your trip enthusiastically!