A lot of people find it difficult to stay in shape and retain their fitness while they’re travelling or on holiday. Fortunately, with a little advance planning you can keep up your fitness level no matter where you are or how far you’re travelling! The answer is to be creative and remember that it’s better to do a short workout than no workout at all.
It doesn’t take Arnold Schwarzenegger to work out that you cannot travel with a load of weights in your rucksack. And more often than not gyms simply will not be available for your exercise program. It’s therefore up to you and your body to devise a system of healthy activities to keep you in shape. Some of the best include:
- Bodyweight squats
- Push ups
- Sit ups
These exercises can be performed wherever you have a little bit of space, from a hostel garden through to a shared dormitory. You can even do them down a bar at night or before a beach party. All you need is a dedication to your program to keep fit.
Using What You’ve Got
In addition to your bodyweight exercises, why not use your environment to help you exercise? Stairs can be an awesome aid to get the leg muscles working. Try doing a number of flights, 2 steps at a time to replace lunges and box steps. Bars and small walls can be the perfect accompaniment for dips and you can even use your backpack or suitcase to help you get the upper body workout with weights you may be missing from back home.
Party like You Mean It
If you keep finding yourself at dance clubs and parties then there’s no reason why you can’t take advantage of this opportunity to boost your fitness. Dance and movement is a great way to burn off calories and get your blood flowing. So if you’re running low on money for drinks and no one in the vicinity catches your eye, get out there and strut your stuff and pull your best moves and get a sneaky cardio work out.
Eat Well and Stay Hydrated
Always carry at least one large water bottle with you wherever you go and be sure to stay hydrated all the time as this is essential in managing your temperature and energy levels. When you are out and about it might not always be possible to find the best sources of food, so it’s vital you don’t beat yourself up too much about diet. Try to look around and find meals that meet all the food groups, remember that you want at least 2-3 vegetables on your plate, a few carbs that are preferably not fried potato and some decent protein.
Good Habits Start At Home
And if you want to build a strong body before you even embark on your holiday time then why not come to EMS Fitness? Our team of exercise experts can work with you to build a work out program that can travel with you around the globe, together with all the steps you need to keep on pushing yourself as you go on the trip of your dreams.