Whether you are planning a vacation to escape the winter weather or travelling for work, keeping up your fitness resolutions while you’re away can be easier than you think. The trick is to find fitness opportunities while you travel to keep you in shape while you’re on the road. Today, on Rogers Daytime, I shared my tips and tricks on how to keep up healthy habits while you’re abroad.
- Make your travel destination your gym.
An easy way to integrate fitness into your travel routine is to figure out ways to stay active while you are touring the destination. Why take the bus when you can walk. Why sit when you can stand. Why drive when you can take a bike.
Use your love for exploring to help clock in those extra miles while travelling. The trick to seeing the world by foot is to wear comfortable and supportive shoes. New Balance offers great options because they not only look great, but also are supportive during your activity. Whether you are strolling around the terminal during your layover or going on a walking tour, add cardio into your everyday schedule by walking and moving more. I’ve brought the new Fresh Foam 1080 with me. It’s a cushioned shoe made for performance during your runs but its lightweight design makes it easy to travel with. It also has a breathable mesh so your feet stay comfortable during those long walks while exploring.
- Dress comfortably.
Stock up on the perfect activewear before your trip that are not only stylish but are functional pieces to pack with you when you are travelling. Walmart carries a great line of athletic clothing called Danskin that are affordable, fashionable and made of performance materials that will stretch and move with you. Mix and match pieces that are made of lightweight, and comfortable materials that pack well. The Danskin Now Women’s Activewear Cotton Blend leggings are a staple because they match with almost everything in your closet and are comfortable bottoms to wear while you are hiking around the city. For added comfort, I like to pair my leggings with an oversized and lightweight top like the Danskin Now Women’s French Terry Long Sleeve Tunic for a more relaxed, weekend vibe.
- Bring your fitness routine with you.
Take advantage of the downtime in your hotel room to include a workout into your daily schedule. Even a simple ten-minute workout in the morning is a great way to boost your heart rate and get your metabolism going. Bring along set of resistance tubing like these from Everlast (available at Walmart) to help target core muscles. Plus, they weigh less than one pound making them an easy, yet effective, way to include strength training into your day.
Turn your hotel room into your own yoga studio by packing a portable, lightweight and foldable mat like this one from Lotus (available at Walmart) to help stretch and ease muscle tension after the plane ride or the long days walking. Also, a yoga mat is the perfect surface to keep up your planks, push-ups and crunches while on the road.
- Maintain your healthy eating habits.
If you’re craving a snack when you’re on the road, it is important to opt for something healthier instead a sweet treat. Bring healthy snacks along with you to help tide you over when you’re on the go. I never leave the house without packing a few Great Value Organic Chewy Granola Bars (available at Walmart) because they are easy to pack and serve as a healthy breakfast option or snack while you’re in transit. This is also great to have as an option to avoid the unhealthy and expensive options while eating in the airport or on the plane.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to keep hydrated. Reduce waste, and pollution by bringing along your own reusable water bottle like this Brita® Sport Bottle (available at Walmart). This will also help your body adjust to new altitude and time zones and even help reduce the effects of jet-lag.