Traveling is good for our health. However, some people make traveling as an excuse to splurge on another country’s foods without considering their calorie intake. They also let go of their exercise routine.
For who would have the time to exercise with scheduled touring activities each day? At the end of one to two months exploring historic and lovely places and eating out most of the time, you will discover that indeed, you gained weight while enjoying your vacation.
You can maintain your healthy weight or even lose a few pounds while enjoying your travels. Here are five tips that will keep you slim and slender despite taking a holiday.
1. Eat a Big Breakfast
Before leaving for your day’s tour, have a big breakfast first. It will give you the energy to explore places and do fun activities. Do not worry about eating so much because you have the day ahead to burn all the calories that you have eaten.
Having a full stomach will help you refrain from eating junk foods while traveling. Most hotels, inns, and B&B offer free breakfast so your budget will not get affected by enjoying a morning feast. You can then skip lunch if you are still full by noontime. This can help you save money and burn more calories.
2. Walk and Climb Stairs
When going to places close to where you are, walk instead of taking a taxi. Walking is an excellent way of burning calories. When you walk, do it briskly while flexing your abs, glutes, and other muscles in the body. This will keep you trim and healthy all throughout your holiday. It will save money on fares.
Climbing stairs is an excellent exercise. Use the stairs whenever you need to go up to the next level of a mall instead of taking the elevator or escalator.
3. Know What You Eat
Eating in restaurants in other countries can expose you to foods that are strange to you and might not be the kind that you will eat. For all you know, the dish might contain unhealthy ingredients.
Make it a habit to research the kind of foods in the country that you are visiting. Check the ingredients so that you would know what to eat and what to avoid when you arrive at your destination.
4. Drink Lots of Water
Traveling means being on the move most part of the day. Always drink the right amount of water for the day to avoid dehydration. Bring your drinking water to avoid drinking sodas and other unhealthy drinks whenever you feel thirsty.
Water will make you feel full and thus prevent you from taking snacks full of calories. Most tourist spots have stores selling bottled water but the price is high and it could be an extra expense.
5. Perform Some Exercises in Your Room
There are ways to keep your body toned while traveling. You can do push-ups, curls, and crunches in your room before you go to sleep at night.
Many hotels have fitness centers that guests can use at a minimal price. If your schedule allows it, you can jog in the morning. This is one way of enjoying your travels.
With these tips, you can enjoy a great vacation without worrying about weight gain. Instead, you will look as fit as ever despite the days you spend traveling.