How to Stay Active While Travelling

You don’t need to throw fitness out the plane window when you travel! Here are some ways to stay active:

  • PLAN AHEAD – Book accommodation with a gym, or that is at least in an area that is safe to walk. Incorporate your favourite sport into the trip (rent bikes, go golfing, or play beach volleyball).  Maybe even bring a fitness DVD with you!
  • PACKING – Remember to take along what you will need.  Bring proper shoes, workout gear, or anything else that will help you to keep fit, and travels well.
  • ON PLANES – Stretch and walk every hour to decrease muscle aches, joint stiffness, and swelling, and keep the blood flowing.
  • AT AIRPORTS – Walk briskly around the terminal during your long layovers.  You never know what you might find!
  • LONG CAR TRIPS – When driving, stop often to stretch, and walk around rest areas.  Build this into your schedule.
  • TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY – Take the stairs on cruise ships, at resorts, or even at the Holiday Inn.  Walk instead of riding the shuttle.  Being active in more smaller doses still goes a long way towards burning off those big meals.
  • MAKE FITNESS THE FOCUS – How about making activity the main driver of your whole vacation? Consider a SCUBA Diving trip, a cycling or hiking tour, or one of many other options.
  • DON’T STRESS YOURSELF OUT – if your schedule is tight, do what you can.  Some activity is better than none.

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