You’d be remiss to find someone who doesn’t love going on vacation. Taking a vacation means leaving behind the stress and responsibility of daily life and simply escaping it all — at least for most. We all know that one workaholic or fitness guru who can’t leave behind their work for a few days to enjoy themselves and let loose. If you’re looking to stay in shape while on vacation, chances are, you don’t want to waste any time at the gym. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the top ways to stay in shape while still enjoying yourself.
Possibly the biggest culprit of weight gain while on vacation is overeating. No matter where you’re going in the world, you’re going to be faced with foods you’ve probably never eaten before or rarely eat. What this means is that the tendency to splurge will be much greater than if you were back home. If you’re going to be going out to eat a lot, make sure to plan ahead and be aware of just how many calories you’re actually consuming. Passing on the desert you’ve been eyeing may not be a bad idea too because you might take these habits back home with you.
Although you should enjoy yourself while on vacation, that doesn’t mean consuming unhealthy amounts of alcohol. Aside from the obvious effects of alcohol consumption on the liver and body as a whole, hangovers can make getting yourself to get up in the morning to exercise an impossibility. Not to mention it will help dehydrate you, making the thought of going for a run or nice walk even more daunting. According to Clearview Treatment Programs, alcohol can also contribute to feelings of fatigue and decreased energy, guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness. None of which are great for keeping you in a stable workout routine.
Planning out your daily activities while on vacation is the best way to ensure you get a good amount of physical activity into your schedule. Some people like to go on vacation without a plan, but this often leads to an unnecessary amount of time spent sunbathing or lounging around instead of doing something exciting. Be sure to check ahead of time to see what activities you could plan. Museums are a great activity to do while on vacation. Not only do you get to learn about the history of the area, but you’ll get a lot of walking in that will keep you in shape.
Not only will you cut back on costs when traveling by foot or bike, but you’ll also have the added benefit of getting some extra exercise and seeing places that may be inaccessible by car. If you’re worried you’re not going to make it to all the destinations you had planned on, traveling by bike may be a good idea or travel by car if you need to go long distance.
If these tips helped you stay in shape while on vacation, stay tuned to our future blogs where we discuss anything and everything you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking to drop the gym membership in favor of an in-home workout, visit Fitness Specialists. We offer a wide range of fitness equipment for sale in the Amarillo and Midland area. Not quite sure what you want or need? Give us a call or speak with an expert in one of our two locations to learn more.