Do you love traveling as much as I do? Whether I’m traveling for work or with my family, I’m always excited to pack my suitcase and explore a new city. What could be better than dining at new restaurants, sampling local cuisine, and taking in the culture of a new place?
But with all of the excitement of traveling, fitness can easily slip far from your mind! With the right preparation, you can make the most of your trip. Take a look at the following tips that I carry with me along my many travels.
- Walk Everywhere!
When traveling to a new city or beach escape, take advantage of the new sights by touring the city on foot. Not only will you stumble upon cute cafes and delicious eateries, you’ll also end each day with added mileage under your belt.
While walking everywhere may be challenging when traveling with small children, strollers and bikes can help your little ones manage the commute with more ease.
- Dine wisely.
Yes, it’s tempting to indulge on vacation, but it’s also easy (and advisable) to dial back, ever so slightly. I like to order entrees that feature lots of vegetables, fewer carbs, and protein that I’ll enjoy. While stricter diets may restrict specific foods, by sticking to whole foods, you’ll be enjoying and fueling your body with care.
- Pack your mat!
As an avid practitioner of yoga, it’s so simple to add my mat to the car before heading out on our family vacation. While exercising on vacation may be the last thing on your mind, try incorporating your daily fitness routine in your vacation schedule. Not only will you benefit from the added energy, you’ll also find it far easier to return to your practice after your trip.
Try waking up 20 minutes earlier than your family to squeeze in a little mat time. Relish in the quietness of the morning while you carry out your favorite toning sequences.
Traveling is one of the most enjoyable activities and with the right mindset, you can explore, dine, and remain in tip-top shape with minimal effort.