Lately, I've been going on more vacations than I usually do (because I caught the travel bug) but I also have had my weight fluctuate here and there.[no_toc]
I'm obviously eating different foods when I'm traveling and my routine is a bit mixed up.
Here are some of my tips on how to stay healthy when you're on vacation and if you have any tips or advice, please share in the comments below.Related links:
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Tip #1 Make sure there is a gym wherever you are staying.
If there isn't, have a plan in place. I ALWAYS bring my resistance band as a backup on my trips. You never know if you'll be going somewhere else last-minute, so it's better to be safe than sorry. Always be prepared!
Have an idea of a workout you plan on doing. If there isn't a gym and you forget your resistance band, there are tons of body-weight workouts online. No excuses!
ALSO, if you're in an area with safe running trails/sidewalks, take advantage of it! I always try to workout outside instead of inside when I'm on vacation. You get to soak up the views and really get an idea of the city you are traveling in.
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Tip #2 Once you arrive at your destination, try to stop at a grocery store.
You can get tons of healthy snacks/meals that are already prepared and it'll come in handy when you're wanting junk food. I make sure to get tons of breakfast foods which would include fruits/veggies/hummus and plenty of water.
I also get protein bars/nut mixtures for easy protein on the go. If where you're staying has a fridge, you're pretty much set. You can buy pre-made salads, or if you want to save some money, you can buy all of the vegetables to make the salads.
This is a great idea if you are a lot of people. You can even buy meat that is already cooked and mix it in with your salad.
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Tip #3 This is a vacation, so you should splurge a little and eat what you want.
Try to not eat TOO much because, in my personal opinion, nothing good comes out of it afterward. I simply feel sluggish and too tired to do anything afterward. My body is so in shock when I eat some of these foods so, in return, I get a headache.
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Tip #4 Find fun activities to do in the area you're traveling in.
Every single city in America has something fun and exciting to do that has to do with physical activity.
I believe some of the best destination spots are spots that get your heart pumping. You can find hiking spots all over America that will show you what a manmade spot can't. I love hiking or jogging in a city with no certain goal point, just keep running.
I make sure to bring my camera as well so I can take photos of anything that I want to remember. Most of my pictures I have are from when I am exercising in the city.
How do you stay healthy while on vacation?