Travel can be an invaluable life experience and open your eyes as well as develop many life skills, but many people struggle to stay in shape when on any kind of travel adventure. This is understandable as you do not have a regular routine, you may not know where you can go to exercise and it is also more likely that you will be indulging in food and drink (which is all part of the travel experience). It is important to try and stay in shape though for both your physical and mental health and there are a few helpful tips which will hopefully allow you to do this.
Walk as Much as You Can
Walking is actually a great form of exercise and it is perfect for traveling because you are likely going to be spending a lot of time out and about anyway. Walk everywhere as much as you can whether this is going on a hike out in nature or even just walking to the supermarket from your hotel.
Find Places to Swim
Swimming is the perfect type of exercise when you are traveling because it works your whole body but it can also be good fun and you are likely to be able to find somewhere whether this is a hotel pool or even in the ocean. It is also worth looking into the best watches for swimming so that you can easily track your progress, set goals and improve your fitness – these watches often have other tracking options too so it can be used to track walking and running.
Following this, running is another great type of exercise while traveling because it is free and you can do it from anywhere – just be sure to plan a route ahead of time so that you do not get lost! Running just once a week will be a great way to get your heart rate up and can do wonders for your mental health so it is certainly worth trying even if you do not consider yourself a runner.
Have at Least One ‘Healthy Day’
When travelling, it is easy to overdo it when it comes to eating and drinking which can take its toll both physically and mentally. This is why it is a good idea to have at least one ‘healthy day’ each week where you eat healthy food, avoid alcohol and try and do some kind of exercise.
Get Enough Rest
Leading on from this, you also need to make sure that you are giving your body time to rest and recover. There is a temptation to get out and see and do as much as possible when traveling but this can be exhausting which could have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. This is why you need to listen to your body and have restful days from time to time.
It is easy to neglect health and fitness when travelling but this could be damaging in more ways than one, so hopefully this post will help you to stay in shape while making the most out of your experience.