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Getting in shape is tough enough at home. On the road, it’s even tougher. Whether you’re on a vacation, business trip, or loving life in the RV, staying in shape while travelling can be challenging. Normal routines get thrown out the window and there are temptations at every off-ramp. This week, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to stay healthy while you’re off the beaten path.
1. There Are Alot of Places to Work Out
Visiting one of our resorts? Yosemite or Yellowstone? Even if you’re in a hotel, every city has places to work out. You can ask around for the best hiking trails and running spots, or see if your hotel has a gym. If you’re in the middle of a regimen, try to plan ahead.
2. Grocery Shop
The toughest aspect of staying fit while travelling is your diet, especially if you’re on the road. If you really want to stay in shape, avoid fast food. Try to pack your meals in a cooler, or look around for grocery stores. Your body will thank you.
3. Plan Ahead
We say this a lot, but vacations are all about planning. Try to schedule times during your trip that you’ll work out. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle on vacations, especially if you’re travelling with family, but you can always squeeze in an hour to workout.
4. Pack Correctly
If you’re going to the gym, you don’t want to be wearing your dress shoes. Make sure you have some workout clothes and sneakers.
5. Don't be Rigid
Certain exercise programs can be adamant about sticking to the regimen. While you’re travelling, you might not have the equipment or space to work out exactly the way you want. Sometimes you might have to do bodyweight exercises like push-ups and sit-ups, or just walk. Try not to restrict yourself to just one way of working out.
6. Don't Miss Two in a Row
Obviously, there are going to be times on vacation when you’re just way too busy to work out. If you can somehow avoid missing two workouts in a row, you’ll stay in shape. Give yourself a break.
7. Buy Some Gear You Can Travel Width
8. Use Your Phone
Before your trip, set times you’re going to exercise in your phone’s calendar. That way you’ll get alerts and stay motivated. It’s easy to put off working out, but if you’re being reminded, you’ll feel guilty.
Do you have any tips for staying in shape on the road? Please leave them in the comments below. If you stay committed, you can definitely maintain that figure while travelling. Happy exploring!