Staying fit and active while we travel can be a challenge for even the most committed of health junkies. By interrupting our regular routine, we can often find it hard to squeeze in the time for exercise—and without the comfort of our home or gym we may also find it easy to make excuses to skip a day or two. But exercising while travelling doesn’t have to be an inconvenience. There are plenty of ways you can still incorporate a workout into your day, easily. To help, we’ve put together our top three exercises you can do from absolutely anywhere!
Explore with a walk
Walking is the perfect travelling exercise. Not only are you getting your body moving, but you also get to explore the new place you’re in. It really is a win, win. And you never know what you might find on foot. To get the most out of your walk, do a bit of research beforehand – is there a boardwalk, historic loop, or path you can follow? Then all you have to do is strap on your shoes and go!
Take the stairs or head for a hill
Climbing stairs or hills is a fantastic way to get your heart rate pumping. Raising our heart rate improves fitness and helps protect against high blood pressure, weight gain and clogged arteries which lowers the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, vascular dementia and even some cancers. So you can do all that for your health just by heading up! Who knows, when you make it to the top you may also be rewarded with a great view.
Nail down your mat routine
A lack of equipment is really no excuse to skip working out. With enough space to lie down on the floor, there are so many different exercises you can choose to do and keep your routine fresh. Thanks to the rise in popularity of pilates, yoga and circuit training the amount of information available online to inspire you is endless. Make sure to always include a warm up and cool down, and try to incorporate a range of exercises that focus on the different parts of your body for the best results.
Travelling can be a great time to relax and regroup. But that doesn’t mean you need to give up on exercising completely. Keeping active is a great way to keep your energy and mood levels high, meaning you might even enjoy your holiday more.
For more tips from Jane head to her blog home page here. To keep up to date with all our health, wellbeing and travel tips be sure to subscribe!