6 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling – Finding the motivation to stay in shape on the road and exercise can be hard. Trust us, after travelling for over a year, our typical weekly workout ‘routines’ went right out the window. While the initial motivation may be present when you first start, maintaining it while travelling from city to city can be difficult.
In this blog post, we will go over some of our most followed tips for staying fit and healthy on the road.
Our first and probably most important tip is to walk where you can when you can. This will get your body moving. It is also a great way to explore a new city! While we were travelling, we walked an average 8 miles a day! For us, walking was our preferred method to get around.
Walking on foot, also saved us a ton of money on transportation! Even if it meant trekking for 10 + miles, we knew it would save us $5, or more on a taxi. Plus, we got in our exercise and we found plenty of unique spots we wouldn’t have otherwise seen in a car.
We know that one of the best parts of travelling is trying new cuisines. Trust us, it takes a lot of willpower to not eat everything you see. Since we are huge foodies, we never compromised on what we could eat on the road. Everything was fair game, but in doing that, we did compromise on when we ate. We also saved a ton of money by eating only two meals a day.
Whilst on the road, we did our best to intermittent fast throughout our weeks. This meant we ate two meals a day. Once around 11-12 pm and again for dinner around 6 pm. There have been plenty of health studies that have shown the benefits of intermittent fasting. Although we are no experts, we do think this had a major role in helping us stay fit on the road. Fasting also greatly improved our overall gut health and trained us to take in normal portions of food, rather than resorting to binge eating when we were hungry.
6 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling
Find Local Hikes
Hiking is a great activity to get you outside and moving while travelling. Whenever we visited a new city, we made it a priority to look for any fun local hikes or waterfalls in the area. Oftentimes we would carve out a few hours in our morning to go hiking and explore. Incorporating any type of hike during your travels is a great way to burn calories and exercise.
Drink Plenty of Water
Finding a reliable source of water and attempting to drink on a regular basis is essential during travel. After long bus journeys, or days of travel you want to ensure that you’re replenishing your body with water. Staying hydrated is great for not only your body but your skin as well! We found that when we carried our reusable water bottles with us we were more inclined to drink more water throughout the day than without them.
High-Intensity Low Duration At-Home Workouts
If, and when we chose to actually work out, we would oftentimes opt into doing high intensity, low duration at-home workouts in our room. We found good YouTube channels that offered us these great at-home workout routines we could easily accomplish while travelling. For us, we did our best to find workouts that were relatively difficult that could provide us with the sweat we needed, in a short amount of time so that we could make the most of our day exploring. These types of workouts are the best for travellers because they ensure you will have enough time to travel.
6 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling
Find A Local Gym
If you are slow travellers like us, you can oftentimes spend upwards of one month just in one particular town or city. This is a great opportunity for you to try to find a local gym to join so that you can get your daily workout in. When we were in Vietnam, we joined a gym for $10 USD each. This granted us gym access for the entire month and we were able to get back into our regular at-home routine with ease.
Travel can oftentimes take a toll on our overall physical health. It is important to remember to take good care of our bodies when we are far from home to help avoid illness or injury. We hope that you can take some of these tips with you on your next trip and find your own unique ways to stay fit on the road!
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