Just because you’re on holiday, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep track of your workout schedule and stay as fit as you would be while at home. These 6 tips will give you some idea on how to stay in shape while you’re away.
1. Discover the area on foot
Don’t spend time researching public transport in the area that you’re staying. Instead, explore the area on foot or even by bike. This is often the best way to discover all that the place has to offer and will burn more calories than if you were to hop on a bus to get you into the town. Walk as often as you can, and you’ll be surprised at just how many calories you manage to burn, especially when the weather is hot. Certain holidays are even centred on self-guided walks.
2. Head to the gym or hotel pool
If you’re a gym enthusiast research where you’re staying before you go and see what facilities they have on their site. Alternatively, if your hotel doesn’t offer a gym or pool, you could look at getting a pass for a local gym or fitness class which will also provide you with an ideal opportunity to meet new people while you’re travelling.
3. Don’t overindulge
While you’re on holiday, the likelihood is that you won’t spend the same amount of time working out as you would at home because you want to spend time exploring other things. This means that you will have to watch what you’re eating and make sure that you don’t overindulge on fatty foods, carbs, and sugar. Prepare for times when you may not have access to healthy foods by packing your own snacks such as nuts, dark chocolate and snack bars to keep your cravings at bay.
4. Plan and book for fitness
Those who are serious about their fitness wouldn’t consider going anywhere on holiday where they couldn’t exercise. A lot of people opt to go on a break that centres wholly around fitness, such as a juicing retreat that allows you to detox and give both your body and your mind a well-deserved rest. Interested? Prestige Boot Camps offer a juicing retreat in Portugal where you can soak up the sun and some nutrients.
5. Play games
Holidays are a great time for spending quality time with those you care about so why not incorporate fitness into this too? Challenge them to a game of Tennis, Volleyball or Squash, all which will get your blood pumping while you’re having fun at the same time.
6. Know the importance of sleep
Your holiday schedule may be jam-packed with things to do, but you should never sacrifice sleep. Make sleep a priority, and this will aid your recovery process after a long workout and make you feel fighting fit so you can do it all again the next day. You shouldn’t come home from a holiday feeling anything other than completely relaxed.