When I go on vacation I like to exercise. If I’m away for a week I’ll aim for two or three times during the vacation. I think it’s important for women over fifty not to totally lose sight of their fitness goals but at the same time I do think it’s okay to take it down a notch. It might seem like an impossible task but working out on vacation isn’t complicated. Here are my suggestions on how to keep up with your fitness when you are traveling.
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Make a Plan. If you like to exercise on vacation try to find a hotel or resort that has a gym. If no gym is available on the premises research to see if there’s one nearby. When traveling, our everyday fitness routines are thrown off track because we are in an unfamiliar setting. We go from working out at our gym to not having a gym or running in a new area instead of our usual route. You may have no control of your meal preparation. We live off of routines and habits. Don’t let traveling screw up your fitness routine. Create a fitness plan before you leave. This will keep you organized and stress-free.
Wake up Early. There is nothing like starting your morning with a nice refreshing workout. Working out early in the day keeps your metabolism higher for the rest of the day and improves your mood naturally. Go for a walk or take an early morning stretching class. Who wants to workout after a long day of vacation activities and relaxing? Exercising in the morning is easier to schedule and will keep you going all day long.
Use Stairs. Climbing stairs has many benefits that are often overlooked. Increased heart health, saving time, and burning calories are some of the benefits. It’s a great source of cardio! In my opinion, elevators/escalators should ONLY be used if you have a physical injury, health problem, or there are no stairs in sight.
Find a Fun Source of Cardio. Dance! . . . Swim! . . . Hike! . . . Explore! . . . Ride a bike! These are just a few fun examples of cardio you can choose from. No matter where you decide to go on vacation, there is always an exciting way to get your cardio in.
Pack The Right Equipment. It’s hard to predict if a certain place you decide to stay at on vacation has the fitness equipment you use or need so a simple solution is to bring your own fitness equipment. Now, I don’t want you to think I mean putting massive weights in your luggage. I’m talking about collapsible or light-weight equipment that can easily fit into a suitcase. I always like to take my resistance bands with me when traveling because they are easy to pack and I use them on a constant basis. And most importantly, make sure to pack your sneakers first!
Use Your Hotel Room as Your Gym. For whatever reason from not having access to a gym to wanting privacy when working out, your hotel room can serve as your own private gym. You can use furniture such as the bed, chair, or table as workout equipment. Also, if you packed your own fitness equipment, it can help make your hotel room feel like your own personal gym. This is one of the most convenient ways to get in your daily exercise.
Bring a Fitness Tracker. I don’t usually use a fitness tracker but they can be a great asset on vacation. They keep track of how many steps taken and heart rate. Also, they serve as a constant motivational tool to keep you going on a healthy track.
Going away is fun and including some fitness will help to ensure returning home at your same weight. With a little thought working out on vacation shouldn’t be complicated. The key is to plan ahead!
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