Staying fit on holiday
> Here are ways to stop yourself from undoing all your hard work while still enjoying your time away from your normal routine
and resorts also have yoga classes in the morning.
Search for healthy eating options around your hotel before you arrive, and if possible, pack several dry-food items, such as nuts, to help you avoid munching on junk food.
Remember, failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Best foot forward It is easy to hail a taxi or hop on a tour bus to explore a city, but doing it on foot is still one of the best ways to discover a new place.
Strap on those walking shoes and walk a few kilometres a day. Walking burns around 75 calories in 30 minutes and it is one of the best natural energisers around.
Walking also helps increase the oxygen supply to each cell, making you feel more alert.
Take long walks on the beach to strengthen quads, calves and glutes.
According to research, it takes more energy to walk or run on sand than it does to move at the same pace on hard surfaces.
Use your body Though vastly underrated, bodyweight workouts are a great way to stay in shape while on holiday.
They are simple enough to be done in a hotel room, and are extremely effective as they work the whole body even without machines, free weights or extra equipment.
Pushups, lunges, jumping squats, dips, and situps can all be done in a hotel room.
Performing 15 to 20 reps of these exercises at a high intensity for 30 minutes is enough to strengthen major muscle groups and break a sweat.
There are also many bodyweight workout videos and apps tailor-made for those going on holidays.
Just download a few and be sure to follow them.
Move it, move it As much as we love to sleep in and stay up late watching television on holiday, being active is the key to staying fit.
Whether sightseeing on foot or playing with the children, remember to keep moving.
Choose at least one activity that can give you a good workout.
You can also incorporate fun and fitness into anything from paddle boarding to walking for the whole family.
Explore new possibilities such as hiking, rock climbing or dancing.
It does not matter where you’re holidaying, chances are there will be plenty of activities that will help you stay active.
Nevash Nair is currently on his own fitness journey in Thailand. Contact him via email at lifestyle.nevashnair@ thesundaily.com.