Exercising or staying fit is probably the last thing on your mind when traveling, but there are many reasons to plan for fitness on your next trip. Staying fit while traveling can help you stay on track with your weight goals, lets you immerse and explore your destination, and can lead to a much more enjoyable vacation. Here are some quick tips to stay fit while traveling.
A great way to stay fit while you travel is to pack healthy snacks. Eating poorly is one of the biggest health-related problems for travelers. However, something as simple as packing a healthy snack like a protein or granola bar can go a long way in maintaining your fitness goals. Snacking healthy will keep your metabolism firing on all cylinders giving you the extra energy to keep you moving throughout the day, and will curb your desire to eat unhealthy.
Another way to stay fit while traveling is to exercise. If your hotel has a gym, plan quick 15 or 30-minute workouts that won’t take up a lot of time, but will maintain your physique. If you don’t have immediate access to a gym, you can always go for a jog or do indoor workouts in your room. Also, consider looking for physical activities in the city you’re visiting, so that you can explore the area and burn some calories.
The quiz below, from Health IQ, will test your fitness and traveling knowledge. Take a minute to complete the quiz to see if you know how to stay fit while traveling.