It is not easy to stay fit on holidays, but it is possible to avoid holiday weight gain with these small disciplines.
The temptation of eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol or spending a lot of time in the sun can be too much to resist.
However, there are ways to make sure that you don’t put on weight and to tone up while having fun at the same time on your next vacay.
Wellness is hugely popular right now, and most hotels expect their guests to demand fitness during a stay.
The best way to stay fit on holidays is by staying active. If you are travelling to a location where you can go for long walks or run in the local area, then it is a great idea to do so.
What fun activities are nearby you can engage in like horse riding, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or even running? These will be a lot of fun and help you stay fit and healthy at the same time.
Check if your hotel has yoga classes or a gym – if they don’t have one, ask if there is any other fitness on site. They may have bicycles or even aquarobics.
If that’s not possible, then join a local yoga group or go to a gym. This is a great way to meet new people and to learn new and creative fitness techniques you may not have seen before.
You can also do a mini workout in your room with stretching. Stretching is an excellent way of staying fit on holidays because it releases tension from your muscles and joints, and can be done almost anywhere, any time.
YouTube is another option and offers so many different ways to engage in fitness from beach workouts if you’re staying near the beach to workouts in your room simply using a chair and a multitude of options.
Stairs may not be front of mind when you’re on your next vacay but using the stairs a few times a day rather than the lift can help you burn off excess calories quickly and easily.
Walking is the best way to see any new location, so consider ditching the ubers or public transport – at least one way, and get walking.