Summer is here, while it can be a time to take a break from our busy lives and indulge, it is still a time we can enjoy without losing sight of our fitness goals. Take a look at these tips to help you stay fit while you enjoy the summer months!
Consider a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel
Traditional hotels can make it hard to eat healthy while you are traveling. With only a mini fridge and a coffee pot, it feels like your only choice is to eat all your meals out. Consider renting a condo or efficiency instead of a hotel. Condos and efficiencies usually come with a full stove, oven, fridge and kitchen sink for all your cooking needs. You can save yourself from a total diet sabotage by cooking a few of your meals in your hotel and indulging in a few out on the town. Not only will you save money on meals, but you may also save money on hotel fees. That means more money for other fun on your vacation.
Get in your steps.
An activity tracker is a great way to measure your activity when you may not have all the equipment for your regular workouts. See if you can set a step goal for each day you are on vacation. Try walking to attractions instead of driving and adding in an after-dinner stroll. Make a game of it and compete with your friends!
Use body weight exercises when you are on the go
While we love weight lifting and resistance training, there are many workouts that can help you break a sweat using only the resistance of your own body. Use a circuit of body weight exercises while you are traveling to make sure you can still get in your training when time is tight and equipment is limited. Check out www.onthegofitnesspro.com
for some videos of workouts you can do at home or on the go!
Work out in the morning
Working out in the morning is not only a great way to start your day, but it’s a great way to beat the summer heat. Working out before the sun is at it’s highest point can make a huge difference in the heat level which may impact your endurance. Working out first thing when you wake up also leaves you a full day to enjoy other summer activities with your family and friends.
Think of fitness-friendly excursions
Try to add in at least one fitness-friendly excursion into your vacation. Many vacation spots have beautiful hiking or biking trails that are worth visiting. Kayaking and other water sports are also great to break a sweat while still having fun.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate
Staying hydrated is of primary concern in the hot summer months, especially when traveling on a plane or a long car ride. Proper hydration can help you avoid fatigue, dehydration, and also may help with hunger and overeating while you travel. For a tropical twist, try adding some sliced fruit to your water bottle!
Take Turns Watching the Kids
With the kids out of school, it may be difficult to find a babysitter. However, you and your significant other, friend, or family member can take turns watching the little ones. Take the kids out for lunch while one parent hits the weight room or goes out for a run. After the workout is over, you can switch!