Are you one of those who dislikes travelling because it disrupts your health routine? You aren't the only one who thinks this way. We understand that travelling and being fit appear to be completely opposite activities; nonetheless, they can coexist. Yes, you read that correctly. You can travel while ensuring that your health is not compromised. We've put up a few pointers to help you keep fit and healthy while on vacation.
Breakfast is the source of energy that will keep you going throughout the day. Make sure you eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast before you start your day.
Most hotels provide complimentary breakfast to their visitors, so take advantage of this opportunity to fill up on everything that will fuel up your metabolism. If your package does not include breakfast, we suggest packing some fruits and nuts with you on your vacation.
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There are occasions when a dish appears to be healthful but is actually loaded with carbohydrates and fat. Avoid salads with a lot of cream and cheese, even if they look delicious. Similarly, at the beach, stay away from the sweet and fruity cocktails. We recommend that you keep track of your meals in order to maintain a healthy diet. Salad is a good choice for lunch if you're planning a hearty dinner. Similarly, if lunch was filling, avoid dinner or eat something light on the stomach.
On vacation, water is your best friend. While travelling, make sure to consume at least 3-4 litres of water. If you're visiting a hot and humid location, the number could be significantly higher. Water keeps you hydrated and helps in appetite control.
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Why take the elevator when you can burn calories by taking the stairs. It's a great cardio and strength-building workout. Look for opportunities to take the more difficult path. Instead of taking the elevator, opt for the stairs in the hotel and visit a monument or site with numerous staircases. We recommend that you use it as another workout activity in which you sprint up and down for a set amount of time.
Even if you aren't travelling, alcohol consumption isn't a good idea. It's tempting to think that sipping exotic cocktails, chilled beer, and your favourite soda-based drink will be one of the highlights of your vacation, but it's not a good idea.
Excessive alcohol consumption results in a hangover and stubborn belly fat. Keep an eye on the amount of altitude you're exposed to if you want to stay healthy and energised throughout your journey.
The greatest approach to live like a native is to explore locations on foot. You will be able to see things up close while also burning calories. Even if renting a motorcycle to explore the area is an option, we recommend walking unless you are in a hurry, the neighbourhood is unsafe or you are travelling at night.
Make a reservation at a hotel with a gym so you don't miss a workout while on the road. Even for inexpensive hotels, an in-house gym has become a must-have facility. So, you don't have cheat days, look for MyTravaly properties with a gym.
A lack of a gym in a hotel should not be used as an excuse to avoid exercising. You can exercise either in your hotel room or in a nearby park. You can keep going with just a few squats, push-ups, and burpees. Explore the local parks and keep on the track if you want to exercise in the fresh air.
Adventure sports not only provide an adrenaline boost, but they also help you burn calories while on vacation. Join hiking groups and activities like rock climbing if you're heading to a hill station. Water sports, sailing, surfing, the list is endless for those on a beach holiday.
Remember the phrase "where there's a will, there's a way," and don't allow travel be an excuse to abandon your fitness goals. Find out how you may keep fit and motivated while on the go. Sign up here to join MyTravaly close community. For more amazing content, follow us on Instagram.
This story is written by Dhawal Goshar: Content Writer, MyTravaly
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