Considering that lately with the covid-19 pandemic going on, not many people have been getting out and traveling much. It stands to reason because it’s apparently kind of difficult to get out and travel when everything is shut down.
But lately with things settling down in the area of the covid-19 pandemic, things have been picking up a little more and some people are starting to get out and do a little more traveling. Today I am going to talk about 9 easy ways to stay fit while traveling and feel great while pursuing a healthier lifestyle.
Whatever your fitness goals are, you can pursue exercises and training programs while you are on the go such as vacationing. Many vacation spots have gyms that you can go to and pay for on a daily basis.
But for those of you that are not into working out in gyms, or for gyms that are still not open yet, there are great ways that you can engage in physical training in your hotel room or in various other vacation spots that you don’t need any training equipment.
Staying physically fit
No matter what your age is, gender or even your physical health, it is necessary for everyone to at least pay a little attention to their physical well-being and health. Naturally if you are older and have physical ailments, or if you have physical limitations and find it difficult to exercise, there are simple ways to get around this.
If you are old enough where you find it physically challenging to engage in vigorous exercise, there are other physical activities that you can engage in that are low impact, and always remember to be safe and take things at your own pace and what you feel most comfortable with.
If you have age limitations or physical limitations that are keeping you from doing most physical activities, walking is one of the best ways to engage in some form of activity that will keep your muscles and joints moving and keep you in better physical condition while keeping your heart rate up and burning calories.
Swimming is another activity that can do you wonders, even if you are suffering from minor physical conditions, swimming can benefit your joints and muscles as a form of therapy.
Another excellent activity that you can engage in that many senior citizens enjoy is yoga. This is a great way to keep your body in motion and can prevent against cardiovascular disease and premature aging due to a lack of physical activity.
Remember to stay safe
With the covid-19 pandemic, things still need to be addressed such as social distancing and wearing protective wear such as face masks. Especially if you are going to be in close encounters like a gym or the beach.
Following a healthy lifestyle not only means getting the proper nutrition and exercise, but also protecting your health, guarding against diseases and showing compassion for others and their health.
Following a healthy lifestyle show’s a commitment to physical and mental well-being, where there is physical health, there should also be a solid foundation for mental well-being. Staying healthy is showing love for yourself as well you should be showing care for the physical and mental well-being of others.
What are your physical fitness goals?
To be successful with achieving your fitness goals, you will need to have some idea of what type of training program will work best to obtain your desired outcome. Whether you want to lose weight or simply get into better shape, you will need to follow a structured program that will help you achieve the results that you are looking for.
For example if you want to lose weight, following a training program that involves mostly body weight exercises probably won’t give you the best results. Body weight exercises for most people won’t prompt a continuous repetition or rhythm that will get your heart rate moving at a continuous rate or burn enough calories.
The best way to lose weight would be to follow a training program that allows you to increase your training intensity. To increase your intensity you will need to increase your overall physical activity and reduce the amount of resting time.
Body weight exercises allow you to give shorter bursts of energy and longer rest periods between sets. This style of training is more well suited for building strength and muscle.
To increase calorie expenditure and weight loss, your better choices for exercise would be walking, jogging, HIIT training or any form of cardio that will increase your heart rate over longer periods of time with minimal rest.
What exercises are best for you?
Included with what exercises are best for you depends upon what your goals are and what you are physically capable of doing. These can include but are not limited to, swimming, biking, walking, jogging, hiking, yoga, HIIT training, calisthenics, body weight exercises and more.
If your goal is to develop strength and muscle, body weight exercises will work great for that while traveling and if you can’t make it to the gym.
Some basic forms of body weight exercises that work great for that are push ups, sit ups, crunches, deep knee bends/squats, lunges and planks which are great for working the core muscles.
Any of these exercises suggested are all exercises that you can do in the hotel room or on the beach without any additional training equipment.
Relating a little more closely to what this article is about, is covering ways that you can stay fit while traveling. Listed are 9 ways that you can make this journey to a healthier lifestyle more achievable while on vacation.
- More frequent stops to get out and stretch and move around if you are driving.
- Healthier food and beverage choices, takeout or what you pack for the trip.
- Pack healthy entertainment such as bicycles or skiing equipment.
- Be sure to pack any necessary medication and/or supplementation products.
- Keep a happy and positive attitude, remember, you are going on vacation (smile)
- Don’t take your worries with you.
- Don’t take work with you.
- Don’t worry about time, take your time and relax.
- Engage in some form of activity every day that can raise your heart rate, or exercise.
For your physical and mental well-being
When going on vacation, it is generally a good idea to leave your work at home or in the office, but taking a healthy agenda along is a good idea and is something that should never be left behind no matter where you are going.
Always remember that healthy thoughts and healthy vibes produce healthy minds and bodies. Keep preparing your body and mind with positive influences and you will be more likely to feel more invigorated and enjoy your vacation than if you don’t fuel your body and mind with the right stuff.
Without the proper exercise to fulfill our goals and the proper nutrition to fuel our bodies and minds, it will be much more likely that we will be more tired and lack the energy to fully enjoy ourselves.
Otherwise, when your vacation comes to an end and when you return to work, you will have fewer stories to tell your coworkers because you will have spent most of your vacation sleeping or spending it thinking about what you needed to take a vacation from in the first place.
As I stated earlier that along with the proper diet, you will need to take along supplementation on your vacation, if you should run out of your supplement and need a refill.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment in the box below and I will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible.