Let’s face it. No matter how nice the hotel gym is, sometimes you’d rather be doing something else. That’s ok! Fitness is more than just lifting weights and running on a treadmill. Whether you’re on vacation or a business trip, here are some easy ways to stay active when you travel.
Walk and bike when you can. Instead of renting a car or using a ride sharing app, get active by walking or biking to where you’re going. This is also a great way to experience a city or neighborhood up-close.
Look for playgrounds. They’re everywhere and they make great facilities for staying fit. You’ll find plenty of exercises and workout programs you can do at a playground by searching online.
Use the hotel pool, which sounds a lot more fun than sweating in the gym! You can swim laps but there are also a lot of other ways to exercise and stay active in the pool.
Try bodyweight exercises. You don’t need weights and fancy machines to get in a great workout. Pushups, planks and lunges are just a few exercises you can do anywhere you have a little floor space.
Pack some light exercise equipment. If you want to take travel exercise to the next level, bring along your own workout gear. Resistance bands and a stability ball don’t weigh much or take up a lot of room in your luggage.
Practice yoga and stretching. Mindfulness is an important dimension of fitness and it’s something you can do just about anywhere. Even a quick 10-minute stretching session has significant benefits for your health.
Kevin Arnold writes about health, wellness and travel. For more tips and information, check out all of his posts at www.pureroom.com/blog.