9 Fitness Tips to Use When Traveling in Summer
Recent times have been the most stressful for us all. That’s why heading out for summer travels, whether near or far, is even more deserved than ever before. After working so hard for your health and fitness, don’t let it fall by the wayside while you relax seaside or adventure on at landmarks. These 9 fitness tips will help you keep up good habits no matter where you go!
1. Take the stairs
Whenever possible, use the stairs. This gives you more leg-sculpting power and burns off more calories because you’re adding more fitness to your day.
2. Make your own dumbbells
If your accommodations don’t come with a gym, you can still get resistance training in by using full water bottles. As a bonus, you’ll never be without the hydration you need!
3. Take a dip
In the summer, nothing could be better than taking a swim. After a brief soak though, get moving with laps. It will help you burn off that big breakfast.
4. Make it part of family time
The kids want to go play, so why not make it all in fitness? On your vacation, try something new as a family like a hike. Play beach volleyball, rent paddleboats, and find ways of keeping active together. It won’t feel like a workout during the activity but later your muscles will thank you!
5. Pack fitness attire
If you want to stick to healthy habits while you’re away, put your gym clothes in last so they’re the first thing you see when you open your suitcase. You won’t forget to make time for your workout with a reminder like that.
6. Go for bike rentals
Just about anywhere you go, you’ll find bike rentals available. In some cases, your hotel will have them but in major cities, there are places to rent them to ride around and see the city on your terms.
7. Take healthy snacks along
You’ll enjoy your vacation so much more if you pack healthy snacks that sustain your hunger while giving you energy on the go. As a bonus, you’ll have saved more so you can splurge on special foods in your travel destination.
8. Water up
Whether driving or flying, travel takes a lot out of you. Don’t let dehydration tear down your energy and make you more prone to illness. Always sip from water by taking a refillable bottle with you and keeping it full at all times.
9. Stay somewhere with amenities
And finally, if you want to make fitness a priority on your summer vacation, choose a hotel that has a gym, pool, and plenty of active amenities. Sure, you can (and should!) relax a bit, but get up and get moving with things that get your blood pumping!
Want to get ready for your travels? A personal trainer can help you learn how to train without any equipment at all. In Your Home Therapy has expert personal trainers that come to you and help you get in the best shape of your life for your vacation or for anything!