3 Steps to stay fit while traveling
There is nothing more pleasant other than traveling , like seeing a new place for the first time or returning back to your favourite place. People of all ages, from all around the world, travel to foreign places for many different reasons such as work, family and leisure. Whether by plane, train, ship or automobile, travel is generally a pleasurable experience.
Be it business travel or a family vacation , most of us blame ‘travel’ for gaining weight, losing fitness, losing muscle mass, losing stamina ,even losing flexibility and overall concluded as unhealthy . But traveling is an integral part of our lives and hence we have to find the solution instead of giving excuses to avoid travelling. I used to think likewise till I decided that I couldn’t keep complaining.
Be it a short relaxing holiday, a business trip, a work assignment, trekking , you will discover in the below pointers based on personal experiences and research, 5 easy ways to stay fit during your travels.
1) Outdoor Cardio
Be it a well , lake , ocean ,swimming pool or a river , you can swim anywhere. Swimming always results into refreshment and fun. It is a natural form of exercise without any need of equipments .
If you don’t have any gym or swimming pool near you and your stay is for more than 3 days, then it is best to find a park nearby and go for a run. You just need to carry your sports shoes.
Scuba Diving, Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Trekking or any other adventure activity is high on burning calories. With such activities you get 3 needs at once: adrenaline rush, loads of fun and increasing physical output.
There was a time when different forms of travel (,train, bus, etc.) on uneven timings and sleeping on different hotel beds would have a bad effect on my back. But, once I took to Yoga all that disappeared. It is one of my absolute favorites to stay fit while traveling.
Just 5 minutes of any kind of yoga every day in your hotel room goes a long way in keeping you fit. You could do your yoga indoors or in any beautiful outdoor location.
3) Dancing and Partying
While the other above were great ways of staying fit, dancing and partying is possibly the most joyous. It helps you burn the ill effects of beer, helps you bond with the people around and basically allows you to let your hair down and enjoy.
I hope you find these tips helpful and are able to enjoy your travels while staying fit and healthy. No more complaining about how travel is unhealthy!
” Traveling gets a person out of their comfort zone, away from all their normal pleasures and comforts and way of doing things “.