5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling
We travel to discover the world. How can you keep a balanced diet if you don’t want to miss out on a foreign land’s famous dish? Yes, I know it has always been a problem to stay healthy and fit while traveling. Food with empty calories are just around the corner. Of course, what’s the sense of traveling somewhere? It’s actually to discover and experience new things. Now, you almost forgot you’re on a strict diet. You need to cut down on calories and fats. No worries!
Being healthy is really essential. Be physically fit. Fitness and wellness should always be our top priority. Don’t give us excuses that you are not at home and you need to learn how french fries in Belgium taste like. Take our advice and read these 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling!
1. Walk to Explore New Places
Don’t just settle with seeing these new places from your car window, or sitting inside the bus staring outside. Because, that’s not really experiencing the place. Grab your running shoes or any comfortable shoes you can use to hit the pavement. Set foot and have a long walk; narrow streets can be traversed not via cars but by just walking. Some places are only discovered if you learn to explore alone. It’s your choice if you jog, too. Be one with nature and be productive by walking to explore.
2. Rent a Bike
If you don’t want to walk, then we won’t force you to. Of course, there’s an alternative to that. But, you also have to exert effort to sweat those fats out. Bike. Rent a bike and go biking. This will help you cover more places in less time. Did you know that biking increases the flexibility and cardiovascular fitness of a person? Look for bike rentals in town; some hotels and other cities actually have been fond of bike programs lately, so looking and getting a bike won’t be a problem.
3. Drink a Lot of Water
Always start your day with a daily dose of hydration. We should all be aware of the eight glasses of water a day rule. If you are inflight, then know the three-ounce rule. Have a reusable water bottle with you, because this can come handy or useful. It’s a must to keep yourself hydrated because dehydration is one of the top things a tourist gets from a foreign country.
As an alternative or maybe a backup, travellers can carry some Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS); these contain salts and glucose which actually fights intestinal disorders and heat exhaustion.
4. Pack Healthy Snacks
Since you are new in the place you are travelling to, of course, you don’t actually memorize all the food stores or where will be the next nearest restaurants. It’s always wise to pack healthy snacks that will temporarily quench your hunger without weighing you down. Also, take a hand sanitizer with you because you wouldn’t want to snack on the germs your hands had gone through while you travel to public places.
5. Make Use of Your Hotel’s Fitness Center
You might not know that while reading this article, the hotel you are staying in actually has a fitness center. You actually didn’t check that you actually pay for one. Yes, some hotels might have them outdated and situated in a small place. But, don’t underestimate this underrated facility. Go for a cardio and weight training.
But, you should always keep in mind that everything will go accordingly if you have enough and proper sleeping hours.
This is actually the ultimate challenge in travelling: sleep. Because you are new to everything, you feel like your body clock is not being mutual with your surroundings. Often times, your sleep is not similar to the country’s timezone. Your immune system wears down when you don’t sleep well. The worst case is you’ll get sick; that’s the worst thing that you could ever feel while travelling. Try to take a nap, so you could fight possible jet lag as well.