Staying fit while on holidays
I HAVE just returned from a great holiday and I have to say that it can be difficult to keep on track with your health and fitness while you are away.
I know a lot of people’s attitude is “don’t worry about it, you’re on holidays, enjoy yourself, go on a diet when you get home”.
While having that carefree attitude seems logical for some, doing a few little things while you are away will help you at least sustain some level of fitness and keep weight gain to a minimum.
You certainly don’t want to blow all your good work that you do for most of the year on a two-week holiday.
Exercising wasn’t easy, as I didn’t really want to venture too far on my own in a foreign country, and hotels had basic, if any, gym equipment. I know many of you are faced with similar problems when you go away.
You tend to eat out more, eat more snack-type foods, probably drink a tad more alcohol, you are out of routine with your exercise and in an unfamiliar place.
Here are a few tips that can help you stay on track while you are on holidays.
Just because the food is there, doesn’t mean you have to eat it.
If you do eat the less healthy type foods, then limit the quantity. Drink lots of water. Eat fruits and vegetables that are in season in the area you are in – much cheaper and more nutritious.
Try to limit alcohol consumption.
Do body weight exercises (like squats, push-ups and planks). You don’t need a lot of room to do these.
Add even more resistance by using a Resist It Band. These take up no room in your suitcase.
Use the stairs instead of escalators and lifts.
Maintaining weight is a lot easier than trying to lose it.
KEEP FIT: Leanne Shorter.