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5 Ways You Can Travel and Stay Fit at the Same Time

Updated on November 30, 2015
Travel, stay fit, be happy and enjoy life!
Travel, stay fit, be happy and enjoy life!

Traveling and staying fit are among the most important choices a person can make. But what do you do if you’re a fan of both and you can’t keep up with your fitness routine while you’re far away from home?

Many people think that traveling and staying fit can’t work well together. But they do especially if you want it to work. And I intend to show you that it is possible without too much effort. Here are 5 ways to help you keep staying fit and still enjoy the thrill of adventure overseas.

Traveling is good for your health.

It makes you walk a lot. The majority of tourists will roam the streets from breakfast to dinner time. Getting to climb mountains or hilltop streets will be a great cardio exercise.

And walking for miles on foot to explore the city will benefit your legs a lot. You can’t go wrong with this one; after a whole day of so much walking you’ll feel the muscular fatigue the next day. And that’s a good sign your muscles are working hard and grow bigger.

Choose a simple workout to do while traveling.

The idea is not to put pressure on your body or mind. Keeping it simple and minimal will work well because it’ll be easy to do it. You can do pushups, jump rope, squats or lunges.

You will not need any extra equipment and at least a half hour of training would do just great. You can alternate them each day, to feel the variety and working out all the body sections.

Don’t let yourself off the hook.

Being on a trip might seem like you’re entitled to a few days of rest and procrastination but if you do it once, you’ll do it more often and all your hard work back at home will have been in vain. Choose the easiest exercise you can do without thinking about it and just do it!

Never take the elevator! Take all the stairs you find in your path.

This is another great cardio and legs exercise. Try to not miss any set of stairs you find. And while traveling you will find a whole lot of them. You will find stairs at the subway, or on your way to certain bridges.

You will also find steps that take you on top of various towers (Eiffel Tower or Il Duomo from Florence). Think of stairs as your best friends far away from home. You will be so grateful if you do this!

Try not to overeat.

It’s normal to want to taste all those goodies you find when you visit different cultures. And you must do so. Otherwise the trip will not be as fun.

All you need to do for your diet to mix well with your exercises is not to overeat. Like that moment when you feel you’re full but you still have leftovers in your plate. That would be overeating.

These 5 useful tips will help you keep fit while living your dream of traveling far from home. Being far from your dear workout routine will no longer be a problem anymore.

Do you usually workout in your trips? We would love to read about your experiences and tips in the comments below.


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