How To Stay Fit on Vacation

Many magazines that focus on fashion and fitness emphasize preparing for summer because that is the time when people go more and wear less. If you have worked hard to achieve your fitness goals in time for summer vacation, you will not want to sabotage your fitness during an extended vacation. Vacation presents twin threats to your fitness level. It is often harder to exercise as much, and it is easier to eat much more. This week, let’s consider the exercise aspect of your overall fitness, and we will explore the diet next week.

Part of the reason you go on vacation is to see and do different things outside of your regular routine at home. So it is understandable that you would not want to spend hours of your vacation in a gym that looks very similar to the gym you left back home. Also, many people pack their vacations with lots of activity, and no one wants to be the guy who keeps his family waiting why you attend to your fitness routine.

Here are a few easy ways to promote exercise during vacation. First, look for the fitness facilities available where you were staying. Many hotels and cruise ships offer state of the art fitness equipment that will allow you to get an intense workout in a short amount of time. Secondly, look for opportunities to combine exercise with tourism. Rather than a trolley tour or a riverboat tour of the city, why not rent bicycles for a biking tour? Third, remember that walking counts as exercise. If you use a fitness tracking app on your phone, it will let you know how much you are moving each day. Finally, give yourself a break. It is your vacation after all. Make a few choices that are healthier than a typical vacation, and get back to the routine when you return home.

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