Vacations are definitely time to relax and unwind with a glass or two. Yet, one shouldn’t go completely out of track and loose all the hard work they’d put at the gym to lose the stubborn fats. Vacations are tricky, one is always at a risk to put on some fat because the amount of exercise done is zero and there are tempting indulgences everywhere. Most people come back from vacations with a flabby stomach and completely out of shape. Staying healthy while enjoying should be your vacation goal. Here are some easy ways you can keep fit while you unwind.
While on holiday, climb stairs wherever you find them. Most hotels are bound to have nice big stairs you can climb every day. If some tourist spot has a set of stairs, climb that too. It is a healthy practice.
Instead of opting for cabs and buses at every stop, try walking to the various locations. That way not only are you putting in some exercise but you will also discover more about the place you are visiting, the local culture. Get a map of the city, wear comfortable shoes and get going.
- Play with kids:
If you have brought kids along on the vacation, take this opportunity to spend time and play with them. It can be anything physical that will burn a bit of calorie. Shoot some hoops or a little beach ball, maybe hide and seek anything.
If you have planned a vacation where you are going to just relax in your room, try to also incorporate some movement every day. Going for a walk, or hiking, swimming can be a good way to work out and burn whatever fat you gain by indulging in food and drink.
- Eat well:
Eating well on vacations is a hard one. Unless you are staying at an extremely posh hotel where they especially make healthy and nutritious food, it is hard to avoid the calories. On holidays you have to eat outside, and most places cook greasy, fatty food. Avoid all that and go for salads, fruits, grilled meat or kebabs to cut down on fat.
- Easy on the drink:
Vacations mean drinking with your food because after all, it’s the time to have fun. This fun though can undo all the fitness goals you had achieved in the gym. Drink but maybe once a day. If you have to have something with your food, opt for juices, protein shakes, milk shakes, smoothies instead of caffeinated and alcoholic drinks.
Find a gym:
No matter where you go, the place is bound to have a gym nearby. Check out the gym and its equipments. You don’t have to go through all your routines but doing some definitely helps you keep in shape. You can also do some yoga after you wake up to feel fresh.
Vacations are no excuses to slacken your fitness. Follow the guidance and keep in shape even while you indulge a little. You can enjoy your vacation to the fullest only if you feel fit and healthy.