How To Stay Fit While You Are Traveling

For millions of us, summer means travel, whether it's jetting off to convention halls for business trips or heading down to the shore with the family.The travel schedule often throw off your fitness routine, combined with the laid-back summer weather, easily accessible junk food, and the big excuse, "Hey, you're on vacation!". So you could be looking at another 5 pounds by August.  Here are some fitness tips to keep you fit, healthy and energized whether you're whisked away to a tropical island or headed to a meeting across the country.

Pack your own healthy food

Unhealthy food is what destroys your fitness routine to the worst. So pack your own healthy, easy, non-perishable snacks, like instant oatmeal packages or trail mix. The hot water you can make with Mr. Coffee can be used to prep healthy breakfast foods like oatmeal. Avoid the continental breakfast with gooey pastries and cheese-filled belly busters, To snag some Greek yogurt or fresh fruit to add to your healthy meal, hit the grocery store before the hotel and stock your fridge with baby carrots, pre-cooked, yogurt and fresh fruit. Also drink extra water to overcome the dehydration caused by flying.

Pack your workout

A jump rope, a resistance band, and a Polar heart rate monitor. They take up less room than a hair dryer and are the most time efficient travel workout tools. Using the heart rate monitor to work in your maximum fat-burning zone saves you time. A 10 minute workout in your maximum zone can do as much good as an hour on the treadmill and is the best way to track you fitness during vacation.

Wake up early and walk the town

Typically at the end of your day you're not in the mood to exercise. Rise & shine 30 minutes before you normally would and get ready to explore the city on foot. This will allow you to enjoy the outing at the same time keeping your fitness on track. If you can't cram your regular workout shoes into your suitcase, invest in a pair of lightweight sneakers specifically for travel. They just need to be good enough for a walk, run or a tight cardio session, and they'll be enough to keep you protected and ready to move. You can also use the fitness center available in almost every hotels now a days.

Relax, and enjoy your vacation

No one expects you to stick to your normal fitness plan 100%. If you can get 10 minutes in every day and stick to normal foods for 2/3 of your meals, you should come out of your trip in the same condition you left. You can be good to your body and still enjoy yourself

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