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How To Stay Fit While Travelling

Ever been travelling for a long period of time or even a short period of time and realised your fitness has taken a major hit? Well, then you’re not alone! Here are some of my easy tips to ….you know not get really out of shape and still be able to enjoy your time away.

For all you luxury travellers (or those that splurge once in a while)

Most if not all resorts have fitness facilities, use them! Now I’m not saying spend your entire day in there. What I find best is wake up as early as possible, now this will obviously depend on your sleeping habits. This way you can head down to the gym and get a good workout in and not loose those precious hours of sunlight, remember you only need 30 mins for  good work out! Don’t push yourself too hard, try to remember you’re on vacation. (Check out YouTube videos for inspiration)

Side note if you have a Pool use it! Not just for lounging around and drinking in (I know were all a bit guilty of that one). It’s really easy to get a few laps in even a 10-15 minute swim will benefit you!

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For those on a bit more of a minimal budget

If you find yourself in more lax accommodation, sometimes your best asset is your smartphone. Find some space in your room where you can work out, sometimes this does include having to move some things around. Log into your App Store and download some free workout apps! Here are some of my recommendations: Keelo – HIIT or Seven – 7 Minute workouts. Now these might not be right for you, I always recommended before going away check out the ‘Health and Fitness’ Category in the store and check out the apps, find one that works best for you, there are tonnes of free ones! Which means you don’t have to break the bank.

Remember

There are loads to see and do! Maybe go jogging around local sights, or trek up some hillsides or mountains to get some awesome views.

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Not all about the workout

When I go away, I always want to try all the new foods available to me. Sometimes these aren’t always the healthiest options but, go for it, you never know when you’ll find yourself there again. What I try to do is always balance it out!

Drink loads of water (especially if you are in a hot country) many times when you think you’re hungry you’re actually thirsty so keep hydrated 2 litres a day (3 to 4 in hot countries … you’ll be sweating).

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If you find yourself in a hot climate go for the fruits! trust me you won’t regret it, they are so much more flavourful compared to back home. You’ll find out about fruits you’ve never heard of before and might even love them!…If all fails who cares! you can make up for it when you’re home haha.

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P.S. Don’t forget to bring trainers (sneakers) I know it might be obvious but trust me, I’ve forgotten them before and had to work out barefoot.

If you found this anyway helpful comment below!
Let me know what your fitness tips are!


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16 COMMENTS
  • ckaway

    Good reminders to stay fit during travel. My solution is to walk…..a lot. You want to see the sights anyway so walking more than I normally would, works for me. Working out is certainly a very personal thing so thanks for the ideas and motivation to make the extra effort when traveling.

  • Eric Gamble

    oh this is the bane of my existence! I love to eat while I travel. Hell I gained 15lbs hiking the camino de Santiago for 35 days. Food!
    But I love that you recommended the water thing. I have read many places that often hunger is not really hunger at all but actually dehydration. So I always down water before I decide to eat

  • Love From Scotland

    I spend my trips hiking so I recommend an app like Pacer. You can monitor your steps all day and make sure you beat it the next! I find I walk further with it – and stay fit!

  • Sabrina Andrea Sachs

    I really struggle to stick to a fitness routine when traveling. Especially on long travels like the one I’m on right now. But my trick is to squeeze a short run and a mini yoga practice every day. Not only I manage to stay fit, but I also gather new energy for my trip itself. Anyway, thank you for your post – the first picture is BEAUTIFUL! And I’ll download the app ! thanks!

  • Mike C

    Some great tips here. I particularly agree with the hydration tip, it is crucial to stay properly hydrated. Especially at altitude.

  • Lewi Blake

    Seriously thanks for the recommendations for the workout apps. When I first moved abroad I put on 20kgs because I felt like I was always moving around, and felt it was too difficult to get into a routine because i didnt have the time.

  • MARINA

    Thanks so much for your tips.. I’m at home planning my next trip and I’m going to download Keelo-hiit app today to find out how it works before I head to my next destination and I can keep on moving and keeping fit when on “holidays”.
    Nevertheless, I’m the one who checks and tries to locate every single hike around wherever I go, and that’s who I get fit and get the best views of the city or the landscape.

    I’m not in a super good shame, but I can manage to do some hiking on my own and following my own rhythm.
    Thanks for the tips, I find it really interesting and I’m going to share it tomorrow on my facebook page!

  • Cristina

    I think all your tips are great. In my case, I have tried more or less, each one of your suggestions, but there’s always the same problem: motivation. I find it hard to motivate myself during traveling. How do you stay motivated?

  • uoprincess

    In spite of eating a lot while traveling, I never gain weight because I walk or hike everywhere I can.

  • Vyjay Rao

    Nice tips and perspective. Staying healthy and fit while traveling or otherwise is very important to us. I agree with you that even 30 minutes early in the morning is good enough, it leaves you rejuvenated and fit both in body and mind and you tend to begin the day with a positive mind.

  • Hendrik

    Great tips! Yes, fitness is for us essential as well and no matter how we travel, if roadtrip or luxury ressort – if you want there is always a possibility to do sports. I think the hardest thing is sometimes not to bee too tired or exhausted from intensive travelling 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this, happy travelling – Hendrik & Birdie

  • Katrina | Aqua & Ink

    Yesssss! Love exercising abroad, although some countries I need to find solace in an air-conditioned room…. too hot! Always trying new exotic fruits too!

  • Luxurybackpacking (@Luxurybacpackin)

    Really interesting read, whenever I travel I get pretty sloppy on exercising and keeping fit so these apps and tips will come in really handy! Thanks for sharing

  • Ami Bhat

    Nice tips. I am pretty bad with the apps on the phone. However, I do stick to a jog wherever I go. The water of course, is an absolute must. Well captured.

  • antilog vacations

    Perfect Collection!

  • Somnath

    Thanks for sharing!!Hope to implement all of these

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