6 Tips for Working Out While on Vacation
If you’re in vacay mode, you can still relax AND stay on track with your weight loss journey. Check out these 6 tips for working out while on vacation:
Get it Done Early
Even if you don’t typically work out in the morning, getting it done early in the day will do wonders while you’re on vacation. Not only will you feel more energized for the rest of the day, you’ll also be less likely to binge on junk food. If you save your workout for the end of the day after a long day in the sun, you may be too tired or weighed down to be bothered.
Take a Hike
Research local trails or scenic hikes in your area. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, explore the area you’re vacationing in, and spend some quality time with your family. If you have a dog, they might also want to tag along (just be sure to check the regulations and conditions to ensure it’s safe for them to join). Hiking serves as a good full body cardio exercise. It build endurance and muscle strength, but is one of those activities that doesn’t feel like tedious, mundane exercise.
Walk the Beach
A walk on the beach is a great workout and you get all the same health benefits from any walk. The sand creates resistance so you burn more calories. Plus, it’s a good workout for your lower calves. Start out on the flatter, wetter sand close to the water then as you get stronger, work your way toward the dryer sand.
Fun Family Activities
There are lots of games and activities you can do to stay in shape while still having fun. Volleyball, frisbee, kayaking, paddle boarding, golf, and even ping pong are just a few things you can do. Remember, just get moving!
If you’re laying low at home, you can still keep up the momentum with some simple exercises. If these are exercises you already do during your normal routine, maybe cut down on the number of reps or the length of time.
Take it Easy
While it’s important to keep your body moving, it’s ok to take it easy. If you skip a day, that’s OK! Take time to stretch and refuel because that’s what a vacation is all about.
- Nashua Nutrition