Top 10 Workout Tips When Traveling on VacationAug 22, 2018
“Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.” – Lee Haney
Here are the top 10 workout tips when traveling!
1. Sightseeing Run
There’s nothing better than exploring a new location. With a sightseeing run not only will you see the entirety of your new-found destination, but you will also be able to burn some calories. Why take your trip in a stuffy hotel gym when you could be outside seeing the world and getting a nice work-out.
Stairs are a great way to fit in some quick cardio on the go. A stair work-out gets your blood moving and heart pumping. Not only that, stairs can be found virtually anywhere.
3. Team Up
Playing ball on the beach with some friends, tossing a frisbee, or even a game of drunken tag is a good way to burn some calories. Just remember to stay hydrated!
Yoga is a great way to avoid cramping up on the plane. Doing some simple yoga stretches will allow you to stay balanced and full of energy for your trip. Try our quick detox yoga exercises here!
5. Take a Walk
There are hundreds of natural trails and walks to take all around the world. You can gain more than 10,000 steps just by walking around and seeing the entirety of your new location.
6. Go for a Swim
If you’re at a tropical location, taking a swim is probably the most relaxing exercise you’ll get. Taking a dip in a nearby ocean or pool can take the stress off of your day. Wearing fins while you do so will help to tone your thighs and butt. (source)
7. Rent a Bike
If you’re in a place like California or Italy, finding a bike rental will be a breeze. I would recommend taking a bike whenever you can; specially to places like the grocery store and the beach. Biking will help you to build up your cardio and keep your legs nice and toned. (source)
8. Rock Climbing
Talk about a workout! Rock climbing is great for your cardiovascular health and is an amazing strength training exercise. It also works your brain as you build your strategy making your way to the top. Check out our blog post on the 5 benefits of Rock Climbing here!
9. Take a Hike
Hiking is a great cardio exercise that improves your cardiovascular health, muscular fitness, and naturally reduces depression. Hiking up a mountain or a hill is a goal that feels satisfying to accomplish and elevates your overall mood. It’s even reduced suicide risks in some patients. (source) Not to mention, the view will stay in your mind forever.
10. Local Activity
When in Rome, do what the Romans do!
Participating in a local marathon, competition, or event will not only burn some major calories, it will also bring you closer to the local lifestyle and culture of the land.
Whether it’s playing around on a beach, following a hiking trail, or biking to the grocery store, staying active is a definite must while you’re on vacation.
How else can you eat all of that delicious food?!