Travelling to a new place is a great feeling. We want to explore all the tourist attractions, soak up the culture, enjoy the festivities, gorge on the local cuisine and the list may go on and on. The trip may go like a breeze as we continue piling up memories and experiences. But travelling also causes us to compromise on our daily routine. There might not be a gym to work out at the hotel we stay in. We might not keep a tap on the calorie we consume in our meal. And eating and not exercising may result in bad health. Flu or cold may eat up your entire vacation. Since travel and fitness go hand in hand, it is must to know some tips and tricks to stay hale and hearty while travelling.
Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast
This is perhaps the most basic way of keeping healthy while on the go. Spare yourself some time and savor your first meal of the day. Always order a healthy breakfast and stack up the energy for the rest of the day.
Walk as much as You Can
Walking is a great exercise. And you may not be ignorant of this fact, either. Walk to the nearest public transport stand or even to your place of interest if that is at a walkable distance. You get longer views of the surrounding while on your feet. Besides, you end up saving some money for yourself.
Drink a lot of Water
Since our childhood, we are asked to drink plenty of water. The ages-old advice has yet not lost its significance. Drink a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated. It flushes out toxins, relieves fatigue, and keeps you from getting cramps and headache. Consider drinking from bottled water only. If you are a frequent traveler then investing in a self-filtering water bottle can be a great idea.
Know What You are Eating
One bad meal can cause you gastritis, stomach upset and even food poisoning. So be really careful of whatever you eat. Eat only from the clean eateries. Avoid eating cut fruits and salads. Read about the gastronomy of the place you are travelling, to get a fair idea what to eat and what not to avoid.
Workout Whenever You Can
Every tourist destination has its USPs. Beach destinations are loved for swimming opportunities and water sports, wherein mountains are praised for challenging hiking trails and walking tours. They all are great work outs. Indulge in those activities whenever you can. Also consider visiting a nightclub and hit the dance floor. Dancing is great cardio.
Exercise while watching TV in your hotel room
You don’t always need barbells and dumbbells to exercise. You can Squat, crunch, and push-up to stay in shape while travelling. If you know how to do the exercises rightly, a gym is really not important.
Sleep for 7-8 hours
Make time for sleeping and never compromise with it. Proper sleep keeps you fit while you travel. After an awesome day of roaming around, meeting new people, savoring delectable food; sleep will provide you energy to hit the road the next day. Do you know that you burn calories when you sleep?