Welcome to part 2 of staying fit on vacation! If you missed part 1 be sure to check it out here.
Traveling should be a time of enjoyment, not a time of worry or stress. There is nothing worse than coming back from a vacation and feeling more tired or sick than you did before. I hope these tips help you work towards your goals, maintain your health and keep you on track for success.
B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Food)
The easiest way to avoid extra fat, sodium, and potential additives is to bring your own food or purchase it from a grocery store. If we are driving to our travel destination you can bet I have a cooler full of turkey sandwiches, green juices and fruit cups in the back seat. If we are flying to our destination and know that the hotel offers a mini fridge then we will hit the grocery store for items we will want during our trip. Even if it’s just for one meal a day (breakfast is the easiest), your body will thank you. This is also an easy way to pinch pennies too.
Plan family activities that will keep the whole crew moving while on vacation. If you are headed to the beach seek out activities like paddle boarding, biking or walk the pier. If you are staying in a large city then consider walking around a little more and picking up an Uber a couple blocks down the street. The Mr. and I plan a lot of adventure vacations which is the easiest way to stay active because the whole vacation is centered around things we will be seeing on foot.
Make It Local
Even if you aren’t traveling for a racecation, you can still keep the pounds away and maintain your healthy habits by running around the streets by the hotel or choosing lodging that offers a gym. You might also consider running a local 5k. What a great way to stay active without having to commit to a workout that might last a couple hours?!
How do you like to stay active on vacation?