Travelling often goes hand in hand with binge eating. For this reason, many may find staying in shape while travelling as a daunting task. It is possible to do both these things with some adjustments to your routine. Being able to indulge yourself while keeping your body in shape can be achieved with some guidance. Stay fit while travelling with the following tips.
1. Workout first thing in the morning.
As a traveller, your schedule is constantly shifting. Play it safe and get a good workout when the day starts. Getting the exercise out of the way at the very beginning of the days allows you to have more time for other activities while on the trip.
2. Make your exercise quick.
As a traveller, you will have to use as much time as possible to do whatever it is you set out to do. Make your workout a quick one. Long workouts take a chunk of time out of your schedule, and may make you sore once you are done. Other activities you’ve plotted in your schedule may be more difficult to do. Exercise as much as you can during the short time you have without losing the intensity.
3. Be flexible with your schedule.
When it comes to exercising while on the road, you must be flexible with your routine. Perhaps time will not allow a quick workout in the morning, but that is fine. As long as you can sneak in some exercise, it is possible to keep your body in shape. Some things you can do to get creative with your time includes:
- Walking instead of getting a ride.
- Doing squats while on the phone.
- Taking the stairs, avoiding escalators and elevators.
- Doing dips or rows with a rail that is hip height.
4. Cut down the calories.
Your diet plays a big part in how well your body stays in shape. Being on a restrictive diet the whole time is not the most sustainable option. Follow these tips instead:
- Drink water instead of carbonated drinks or alcohol. Water keeps you hydrated, and you need to stay hydrated to continue with a good workout routine. Carbonated drinks with high sugar and caffeine levels can cause you to urinate more frequently, causing dehydration.
- Get your calories from whole foods. Unprocessed food is a healthy form of nutrition while on a trip since they lack the preservatives of processed food. Have meat, fish, eggs, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts to stay healthy. You should also minimize the use of sugar and condiments on food.
- Lessen consumption of fried food and desserts. The problem with these types of food is that they provide lots of calories without making you feel satiated. They also provide little nutritional value, and with the added disadvantage of not feeling full, you will be tempted to eat more.
4. Have fun.
A healthy lifestyle relies on your being active, and playing a proactive part in that is needed. Get creative as you travel and have fun while you do so. Rent a bicycle for long paths or take a walk while on a tour. Find activities in the area that requires you to get physical (hiking, snorkeling, diving, etc.). Adventure is a great motivator to help you through what may be an otherwise tedious trip.
Apply these hacks to stay healthy while being able to enjoy your trip. Your body will be grateful that you took the time and effort to keep in shape during your travels.