Travel should be the time we recover from the stress of daily life. It shouldn’t be the thing we have to recover from. Stay fit while on vacation!
People have a hard time imagining staying fit and active while on vacation. They feel like vacation time means they shouldn’t have to do anything. But, let me put it to you this way: you are going on a vacation; your health is not.
Vacation is the time for you to relax, have some fun and come back to your routine life refreshed and feeling a little more grateful. Working out while traveling is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s important to be slightly active so that you maintain muscle memory and your body doesn’t go into complete shock when you want to get back to your normal workout routine. Here are some ways you can stay active during your fabulous vacation
Spend Time in Nature
When in a new location, there is nothing better than exploring the local flora and fauna. Take a nice leisure walk or hike up a mountain or visit a park. Getting some fresh air, a little bit of activity, and a new perspective of your vacation spot is refreshing.
Run and Explore the City
One of my favorite things to do during a vacation is get up pretty early and go for a run and catch the sunrise. There is something about running through random unknown streets in a new city when no one is up. First, it’s a great way to start your day. Secondly, it’s a great way to get your own time alone in the city. And lastly, you get to explore places you never would if your own feet didn’t run those miles.
Take a Yoga Class
If you love yoga or need to get away to find some Zen time, then sign yourself up for a yoga retreat. It’s the perfect way to make sure you get some activity in. And it’s a great way to meet new people, deepen your yoga practice, and explore a new place.
Take up an Adventurous Act
The best part of traveling is getting to explore the history of a new location and the beauty of nature, while you can still get an adrenaline rush. Look up adventurous activities you can indulge in: jet skiing, cave hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, and swimming in an underground cenote. Staying active doesn’t limit you to the gym or yoga classes. It’s also about having fun and enjoying yourself.
Many people don’t consider mediation to be a physical activity. However, meditation is an exercise both mentally and physically. The art of sitting still and training your mind to focus only on your breathing and keeping it still is an exercise.
Start slowly. Meditate for five minutes and increase your time every day. Meditation during your vacation is quite amazing as you don’t have to think about your work schedule or worry about errands – you can just be.
Stay active. Eat right. Travel on!