Tips To Stay In Shape While Travelling
While travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, it can have some major consequences for your waistline. Tempting exotic snacks and the opportunity to overindulge in both food and drink while taking a break from the gym can mean that you return from holidays carrying more than a few extra pounds. So, how can you stay in good shape and still enjoy your trip? Put on your sunglasses and get ready, because we’re going to give you some top tips that’ll help you to stay healthy while exploring the world.
Enjoy But In Moderation
Travelling goals for most people is to enjoy the experience to the full, so starving yourself and spending every spare minute jogging along the beach probably isn’t the way to go. Instead, the key is moderation. You should absolutely enjoy delicious local treats, but don’t overindulge every day.
Make Good Food Choices
Part of the fun of travelling is to experiment with local cuisines, but you can leave plenty of room to enjoy that amazing creamy curry or topping-laden pizza if you prepare healthy meals the rest of the time.
Tracking Your Intake
It’s very easy to forget just how much you’ve already eaten when you’re spending all day out of your usual routine. Unfortunately, however, foods still have the same number of calories whether you’re at home or abroad. Use a tracking app and log every mouthful – you’ll be glad you did when you don’t have to spend the next month working out solidly in the gym. Ensure you have enough protein too!
Get Your Meal Plan Right
Eat carbs and fats in the morning to give you all the energy you need to go sightseeing and participating in the fun activities you’ve planned. Work out in the afternoon and then eat some delicious local cuisine before taking a walk before bed.
Yes, you may be on holiday, but that’s no excuse for lying around on the beach all day and generally becoming a slob for two weeks. Sweat out the extra calories you’ve consumed by taking the stairs rather than the lift and walking everywhere instead of taking taxis. Even better, get in the pool and swim a few lengths or put on those running shoes and go for a run along the seafront. Or why not take along your golf bag and head out for a few rounds on the local course?
Break Up Your Activities
You don’t want to waste valuable sightseeing time exercising, so break your workout sessions into smaller bouts. Breaking a 30-minute workout into three short 10 minute chunks will be just as effective and won’t eat up too much of your precious holiday.
Try Intermittent Fasting
If you’ve hugely overindulged one evening, skip a meal the next day. You may be staying at an all-inclusive resort, but if you don’t want to go back bursting out of your jeans you should find a schedule of feeding and fasting which works for you.
Have A Sleep
If you’re partying hard all night and sightseeing all day, you’re going to be burning the candle at both ends and lack of sleep is linked with obesity since it increases your appetite at the same time as decreasing your metabolic rate. Avoid the problem by taking a few naps through the day when you’re tired. There’s no better excuse to lie down on that sun lounger, pop on a pair of noise cancelling headphones and shut your eyes.
Don’t Think Skinny
If you end up starving yourself while you’re on holiday because you’re afraid of putting on weight you’re not going to make the most of your trip. Food still needs to be a priority, but you can add more exercise in to allow you the extra leeway for indulgence.
Try these top tips and you’ll have a great time without coming home three sizes bigger!