11 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness on Vacation from 11 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness on Vacation

11 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness on Vacation

11 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness on Vacation

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It’s understandable, staying in shape while on vacation may seem like an impossible task. But make sure that you don’t get yourself down; staying in shape is actually a lot easier than it may appear.

Commit yourself

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Don’t let going on vacation distract you from your commitments. If you already have set goals, stick to them,or set a goal specifically for your vacation (“I will maintain my current weight”). Schedule days and times you’re going to work out and stick to it. Don’t let going on vacation ruin any of your progress!

Run

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According to Run Haven, running benefits your overall mental health, it helps strengthen your lungs, helps prevent high blood pressure, strengthens your immune system, relieves stress, and increases bone density. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore your vacation destination, just run around and explore.

Eat Breakfast

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Don’t forget to eat breakfast. It’s easy to get sidetracked on vacation, you may run out the door and forget to eat. Grab a piece of fruit or a granola bar; don’t let yourself go without eating your morning nutrients. After all, breakfast does jump start your metabolism.

Bring a Workout Video

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Don’t get bored with the same old routine. Bring your workout video with you on vacation! It is the perfect way to get in your daily workout, break a quick sweat and jump start your metabolism.

Stay Hydrated

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According to WebMD, water helps maintain the balance of body fluids, it can help control calories, energize muscles, keep your skin looking good, and maintain normal bowel function. So, if you want to feel good on vacation, make sure you are staying hydrated!

Plan Your Workouts

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It’s alright, we all do it, eat a little more than we normally would on vacation. Try planning your workouts ahead of time. This way, there is no excuse, you have a schedule and you must stick to it!  Doing so will help you burn those extra calories and maintain your weight.

Go Out Dancing

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Wondering how to keep your body and mind healthy? Just dance! No, I don’t mean the game… but you can do that too! When you’re on vacation the best way to enjoy yourself and burn calories at the same time is by dancing. So, cap off your evening with a night of dancing! *Bonus: Dancing also reduces stress.

Wear a Pedometer

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Use a pedometer to track your daily physical activity. Pedometers count the number of steps you take each day. Use this device while on vacation for some extra motivation.  It will encourage you to get in just a few more steps each day.

Prepare Your Meals

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Long car or plane ride? Prepare your meals before you head out. Preparing your meals in advance is also a great way to ensure you don’t overeat or eat any junk food. So, give yourself the nutrients your body needs, select your foods wisely and pack them as separate meals.

Don’t Eat Out (every night)

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One of the things we love about vacation… Tasting new foods, eating out at new restaurants, and dining in a new ambiance. Unfortunately, this could be detrimental to any fitness goals we may have. Now, I’m not saying you can’t eat out at all, but why not try staying in and cooking a few nights? Find a nearby grocery store, purchase healthy snacks and maybe a healthy meal or two.

Eat Frequently

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Don’t skip meals! On a normal day we may forget to eat, so only imagine how easily it is to forget on vacation. Vacation can be hectic, running around all day enjoying your lovely destination. The time may just fly by but it’s imperative that we don’t forget to eat. Skipping a meal will slow down your metabolism, making it more likely you will overeat at your next meal. Tip: Just in case you forget… Bring a healthy snack around with you.

11 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness on Vacation