10 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling

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1. Always Start With A Big Healthy Breakfast

Sounds like your mother talking, but a big healthy breakfast is what fuels your energy for the rest of the day and gets your metabolism pumping and your mind alert. Plus, a lot of times hotels include complimentary breakfast, mind as well take advantage of it

2. Play with the Kids

Go ahead, relax and sunbathe a little, but make sure you have some calorie-burning fun with the kids, too. Play with your kids in the pool. Shoot some hoops. Pick up sea shells on the sea shore. Play ping pong or even take them out for a walk. Chances are, you’ll have as much fun (maybe even more!) as the little ones.

3. Drink Tons Of Water To Stay Fit While Traveling

Everyone knows drinking a lot of water is healthy for you, so make sure you keep that up while you’re traveling. It’ll keep you full, hydrated, and away from drinking bad things like soda. Most places have bottled water easily accessible, but if not, consider investing in a quality self-filtering water bottle.

4. Book for Fitness

When booking hotels, choose only those with fitness centers and/or guest passes to nearby gyms. If you can roll out of bed and roll into a gym minutes later, you’ll have given yourself the best opportunity that you’ll fit fitness into each day. Plus, working out every morning will increase your motivation to eat more healthier throughout the day.

5. Walk Instead Of Ride 

Do you really need to take an Uber or taxi somewhere five blocks away? No. You don’t. Walk and burn some calories, and while you’re at it, stop and see some interesting sights. Unless you’re on a time schedule, it’s late at night, you have a physical condition, or you’re in an unsafe neighborhood, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to just walk instead of always taking a vehicle to reach your destination.

6. Make Tea Your New Favorite Drink

Tea is a magical drink. It gives you energy to do fun activities, antioxidants to protect against damage from pollution, and for some reason, it also flushes out your digestive tract and makes you poop easier. All of those things equate to ways that tea helps keep you fit while traveling, so drink up.

7. Have A Granola Or Protein Bar Between Meals

They work like energy bars and keeps your hungry monster at bay and your metabolism pumping by having a granola bar or protein bar in the morning and in between meals. You can stock up before your trip and you can also typically buy them abroad at any convenience store.

8. Take The Stairs And Work Those Glutes!

Everyone knows that taking the stairs is a good workout, and that it’s better than taking the elevator. But it’s the actually doing it that most people fail. We all tend to slack off during our travel, but if you put in a little discipline in climbing those stairs, you also end up crunching your mid-section and burning those calories you may just gain after a heavy lunch or dinner.

9. Buy Groceries Instead Of Always Eating Out

Try to buy groceries when you’re traveling instead of always eating out at restaurants. Not only will it save you money, but it will save you from over-eating, and help keep your healthy diet on schedule.

10. SUPER TIP: Flex When You Walk!

Have you ever heard of the little fitness trick to flex while you walk or run on a treadmill? Same thing applies to when you’re walking in real life. So flex those abs, glutes, and whatever else you can squeeze while you’re walking.

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