How To Still Stay In Shape While Traveling
Everybody travels, whether it's for business, pleasure, or a vacation. You may know how to pack properly and what to do before you go, but what about your routine when you get there? Traveling affects our normal routine completely, including our workout and health grind. Therefore, it's time to execute a specific action plan so you can still stay in shape while traveling on your next trip. We'll show you exactly how below!
Make Exercising A Priority
Whether you travel frequently or it's one trip, you need to make exercise your priority. You won't stay on track with your fitness goals and health routine if you don't keep this as a constant. No matter where you are or what you're doing, find a way to workout. This can be outside, at a hotel gym, or even in the room that you're staying in. It can be just 30 minutes or however much time you have, just keep it consistent in your schedule. Basically if you're truly serious with prioritizing your health, you'll find a way to exercise.
Plan A Workout Schedule
This bring us to our next point, with making a workout schedule AHEAD of time. Therefore before you even leave, you should know what place and which days/times you will be completing your workouts. As mentioned above, this can be anywhere, so you really need to work it into your schedule. Whether you're there for business or personal reasons, there has to be time slots in your day that you have available. Even if this means getting up early or workout out late, you can make it happen.
Keep A Nutritional Diet
Most people on vacation are very tempted to eat unhealthy and drink a ton because you're on vacation - right? WRONG. It may seem inevitable to eat poorly while traveling, and this is why you also have to plan ahead with this. You can skip meals strategically, prepare for bad meals, never eat 2 bad meals in a row, and order the healthiest thing you can at a fast-food place. You can also still stay in shape while traveling by keeping healthy food in a fridge in your room, travel with a cooler, bring your own non-perishable snacks with you, and really try to focus on your protein and fiber intake. This includes staying hydrated and still drinking enough water each day .
We know that every step counts, so stay active whenever you can while traveling. Take laps around the airport or station, choose to walk or ride a bike instead of taking a car or public transportation, go for a run, walk, or hike or even go swimming while you're at the beach. All of these count as exercise and will help you stay in shape while traveling, so be sure to keep your body moving wherever you are.
Fight Off Jet Lag & Sleep
Lastly, you still need to prioritize sleep while you're traveling. Two good tools to help with this are earplugs and an eye mask, so you can literally sleep anywhere - anytime. Don't become sleep deprived when you don't have to, for this will affect your energy and health tremendously. If you're traveling to a different time zone, then you probably already dealt with jet lag at some point. Our bodies can have some serious trouble getting back on track, and that's where sleep and exercising comes in. Studies have actually shown that a good sweat can help change your circadian rhythm, which can help you adjust to the local time. Thus by having a proper workout schedule and sleep schedule, you'll be healthy and back on track in no time.