We all know that the travelling lifestyle can take its tole on your body. Whether you’re away for 2 weeks or 2 years you can quickly see yourself lose whatever you had. I’ve met plenty of people who were toned/ripped at the beginning of their travels but let ‘themselves go’.
But fear not my young padawan, for there is another way!
You can travel for an extended period of time and stay in relativity decent shape, here’s how to do it…
Hydrate or die
Drinking water and staying hydrated combined with some exercise and healthy food actually helps you to burn fat quicker and keep it off! So when travelling around make sure you always have a reusable water bottle with you. Staying hydrated also keeps you more alert and you will feel better generally.
Spirits not beers
We all now alcohol takes its toll on the body in more ways than one. Don’t worry though, you can still drink! Just swap a couple of beers out for some shots which are less calorific and have fewer carbs but will get you to that ‘special place a bit quicker’ – if that’s what you’re going for of course.
Who knew walking was good for you? Turns out it is; it helps you lose weight, tones up your legs and booty, reduces the risk of certain diseases and helps prevent the onset of dementia! So when you’re at your destination make sure you walk places you need to go to. Many hotels/hostels/cities put on countless walking tours that range in duration; these enable you to see your lovely destination and keep the old body healthy.
Rent a bike
Most large cities and some smaller ones have bike rental schemes. These are a great way to see your destination whilst also getting a bit of exercise in. Being on a bike you’ll be able to go to places that may be out of reach by walking and you’ll be able to get to places pretty quickly! There are also guided bike tours which will show you your destinations best bits!
Wherever you go in the world there are adventure activities available. These can range from hikes into the wilderness to rock climbing to canyoning. These are all great fun and provide you with a decent amount of exercise. Having fun and exercising? It’s more than possible 😉
Cook your own food
Many hostels have kitchens which are there for you to use. If you know some healthy recipes great, if not look a couple up, then buy the food from a store – which is way cheaper than eating out. You’ll cook some healthy food, save money an most likely meet people as many travelers use the kitchens!
Take some healthy snacks when you go exploring – fruit, nuts and health bars are all great to keep you full with all the right stuff in between meals 🙂
Use the facilities on offer
A lot of hotels out there either have pools or gyms – they’re there for you to use so why not use them. If you have a day where not much is planned, have a little gym session or swim a few laps in the pool. You’ll feel fresh after and ready for the rest of the day!
But remember to enjoy yourself
Now all of the items mentioned above are achievable, realistic and can fit into your travels if you want them to. However, don’t forget travelling is there to enjoy yourself – if you find yourself missing out or not enjoying it by trying to stay healthy, dial it back a little. Pick a couple of these examples to focus on and they’ll be relatively easy to fit into your travelling!