The sun is out, the snow is gone, and school is finally out. It’s summer again and that usually means vacations and fun. But, before you replace your workout routine for an exotic resort, remember these 3 simple things to keep healthy and fit even when miles away.
1. Study your surroundings: Depending on where you are going, you might not have access to a local gym or machines. Be sure to check out where you will be staying on using it to your advantage. If you plan on staying in a hotel or on a cruise ship, does it have its own gym for you to use? Don’t just assume, this is a hit-and-miss and you’ll want to check. If it doesn’t, most fitness experts suggest doing basic body workouts in your own room. Being on vacation means you’re in a new place, so jog or run around! It’ll be both scenic and energizing.
2. Focus on your food: It’s easy to ignore diets while on vacation, with unhealthy snacks and going out to eat too much. Plan ahead: Figure out what will be served at the hotel, cruise, or in the area. Map out anything that fits within your diet. Pack ahead: If you’re traveling or afraid of your food options, pack healthy snacks that can replace the fast-food option.
3. Take advantage of mobile apps: Whether you count steps or calories, there’s a fitness app just for you. Take a minute to search around your app store and find that one meant for you. Calorie Counter, RunKeeper, and Lose It! are a few suggestions to help you get started.
Remember! You don’t have to let a vacation interrupt your workout routines or diets, nor do you have ruin the fun focusing on exercising. Just remember these simple things to keep you active. And most importantly, remember to have fun!