Warmer weather usually means more travel...even with covid hovering around us still, we have been finding ways to safely find adventures.
Jeff and I are in Cape May right now. Thankfully both fully vaccinated, we have been able to stay away from crowds by being here in April, avoiding indoor restaurants, and finding a great Airbnb all to ourselves. Very grateful for the city escape!
I hear from a lot of people that they lose out on keeping up their fitness while traveling due to “not having my gym there” or “not having enough time”.
How about we fix that? Travel = relaxing. I hope, at least! But things that sometimes cast an unfortunate shadow over traveling: tummy troubles, feeling anxious, guilt over lack of exercise-- don’t have to be the case.
Tips for keeping the health goals and ‘happy feels’ going while having a great trip:
-Find accommodation within walking distance to various places.
-Pack healthy snacks and/or i.d. grocery stores/markets nearby (+ save money!)
You can find some of my go-tos here.
-Google terms like ‘healthy restaurants’ or ‘local cafes’ and see what you may find off the beaten path with healthier and/or unique offerings.
-Always have a bag/backpack big enough for a water bottle (or two) and a snack. Dehydration = cranky, low energy, and overall not-so-good. Additionally, salty restaurant foods and alcohol are dehydrators. Drink your water as often as possible. This is a huge helper while traveling (and every other day!).
-Additionally, I find Nuun tablets to be life savers when out and about for long periods of time. Electrolyte tabs that you put in your water that help with energy levels and that ‘hangry’ feeling.
-Make a treat out of your morning coffee or smoothie by walking to a small business (when plausible). We love doing this. An inexpensive way to change up the morning, explore, and shop local.
-10 minutes first thing goes a long way: Don’t have time for a big workout? Do 10 minutes of something-- a yoga flow, some Pilates, jumping up and down, running around the block, anything! I recommend doing this first thing as the rest of the day can certainly end up going in any which way when on vacation.
-If you could use a break from the rest of your travel companions (hey, it happens), check out local active options. Beach yoga, walking tours, hikes, a bootcamp class in a studio you can’t find near your home, etc.
-Get your partner in on it. Who is traveling with you? Encourage each other to go for a long walk to explore, a run through the place you are visiting, or packing a soccer ball and kicking it around in a nearby park. Our favorite way to explore new places is on foot-- walk, run, or even bike!
What tips do you have for staying well while traveling? Let me know by tagging me on Instagram @be.bykate
I look forward to hearing about your adventures!
Quick ideas for staying healthy on vacation
Will be more on this in future posts, but to begin:
I hear it often: “Ugh, I loved my trip but now I feel off the wagon!”
You can still love your trip but keep the ball rolling with health and fitness. It takes only a bit of extra planning and time. Worth it. Read on:
Tricks to keeping your body happy:
You don’t need to spend an hour of each vacation day in the gym to keep your goals in motion:
Just 20 minutes of your day makes a huge difference!
Do you have any #travelfit tips you would like to share? Let me know,
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