Our lives can get hectic, and meetings, deadlines, and other obligations can make it difficult to stay active. Luckily there are plenty of ways to keep fit while navigating your busy schedule. There are also fun ways to integrate exercise into your vacation plans.
Body Weight Exercises: Using your own body weight is easier than you think! These exercises are great because you don’t need a gym membership and you can do them anywhere. There are many benefits to this type of training, including building muscle and burning more fat. Some common exercises using only your body weight include:
- Tricep Dips
You can quickly do these exercises in the morning before work (and while you’re on vacation). If you want to make your workouts a little more challenging, you can use a resistance band. Resistance bands are lightweight and easy to pack – just slip them in your bag and go!
Mobile Applications: Having fitness “accompany you” wherever you go is a lot easier today, thanks to modern technology. There are so many fitness applications you can download on your phone when you need a quick workout. I can promise you that you’ll never have to worry about running out of ideas!
Mixing it Up: Experimenting with different ways to stay physically active is an excellent idea, especially when you’re on vacation. Are you at the beach? If so, try running on the sand, paddleboarding, or doing sunrise yoga. If you opt instead for an urban vacation, combine your sightseeing with walking or biking.
Look for Local Gyms: If you prefer a traditional fitness studio or need specific equipment, you can typically find at least a small gym at many hotels. I’ve also usually been able to locate a fitness studio that will offer access to its classes for a small fee when I’m on vacation.
Don’t Stress: Exercising is great, but please don’t worry if you can’t do so every day! There are going to be times when you may not be able to do your favorite workout. I remind myself to keep moving and get my heart rate going!!
This article was originally published on SandraCharton.org