It is hard to maintain a routine while traveling, whether it be work, study, or fitness. In fact, one of the only negatives of taking a vacation is those extra pounds one gains by the end of it.
You may think this is inevitable – after all, how is it possible to find time to exercise or diet when exploring a new place?
Well, the good news is that you don’t have to dedicate precious travel time to work out or maintain an elaborate diet to stay fit while traveling. By incorporating these few tips into your travel routine, you can keep off that pesky vacation weight and make sure you look fit and Instagram-worthy throughout your trip!
- Always Have A Healthy And Hearty Breakfast
Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the best way to get vital nutrients into your body. Studies have also shown that having a filling breakfast helps you lose weight since it kick-starts your metabolism.
So, always remember to have your morning meal. Even after late-night partying.
In fact, this will also improve the quality of your trip by ensuring that you are energetic and alert for the entire day.
Most hotels offer a complimentary breakfast, so you can have a heavy meal at little to no cost and also avoid spending much money on lunch or dinner.
- Carry A Water Bottle And Stay Hydrated
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while traveling is forgetting to drink water. While it is natural to get caught up in activities or sightseeing, not drinking enough water will have a terrible impact on both your fitness and your mood.
Studies have shown that people can experience strong physiological symptoms as a result of not drinking water, such as severe headaches or constipation. Such effects would affect your functionality on any day of the year, but even more so on vacation.
Staying hydrated also keeps you fit since you eat less, according to a study published in the Journal for Clinical & Diagnostic Research.
So, make sure to carry a water bottle wherever you go on your trip and keep drinking water (especially before meals).
- Walk, Walk, Walk
Regular exercise is the most important aspect of staying fit, but it is extremely difficult to find time to work out in a way that does not affect your enjoyment of the vacation.
Luckily, the solution to this thorny issue is quite simple – just walk, instead of taking a cab or driving. Walking to your destination will help you get in those crucial minutes of exercise, while not taking away much time from your vacation.
And walking can also increase the quality of your vacation. You get to immerse yourself in the local environment and you might even come across some undiscovered gems on your walk. And perhaps more importantly, you save a lot of money!
These tips are easy to incorporate into any vacation, whether it is budget, luxury, or anything in between. With little to no expenditure, you can maintain your fitness and also have a much more enjoyable trip when you’re not worrying about putting on weight.