Top Travel Fitness and Health Tips

If you work out regularly, traveling to another country may easily mess up with your routine. It’s very easy just to say “Forget exercise, I’m on holiday!” and spend your days eating recklessly and laying around your comfy hotel bed. However, it is best to be careful and do your best to work out at least once in every 2 or 3 days to stay healthy and fit. No matter whether you want to travel to Canada or Europe, these easy travel fitness and health tips will help you stay in shape on the road.

Take a Drop in Class When You Travel

No matter where you go, you can probably find a fitness studio and drop in a class or two. The best time about visiting a fitness studio is that first visits are often free or discounted. If you are staying abroad for just a few days, you could look up for studios that offer discounted weeks. If you have a membership to a gym, it is a good idea to check if they have one in the city you are traveling to.

Bring a Portable Gym

If you don’t want to spend money on a gym while you are abroad, it is best to bring some lightweight equipment with you. For example, a jump rope and some resistance bands are very light and can easily fit in your luggage.

Use the Hotel Gym

If you are staying in a hotel, it probably has a gym you could use for free or at a reduced price. Most hotels will have at least the basic equipment, so when you have some extra time, consider jumping on the treadmill to warm up and hit some weight machines. It doesn’t matter how much you work out. Working out only 15 or 20 minutes a day is much better than not exercising at all.

Walk, Run Hike or Swim

If you don’t like working out by using equipment, you can always go for a walk or a run or go swimming. As you go sightseeing around your new travel destination, you will definitely have to walk a lot. We recommend walking as much as you can. Walking up to 10 hours a day while exploring will not only help you to stay in shape but also lose excess weight.

If you decide to run or hike, make sure you do it during the day and only in safe places where there are a lot of people. Avoid carrying a lot of things with you. We recommend wearing a running belt so you can listen to some music on your phone.

Partake In the Local Sport

If you are going to Canada, you can partake in local sports such as snowboarding or skiing. If you are not into local sports, just walking in the snow will help you stay in shape. If you are going to a beach destination, try surfing or something else that will give your body a full fitness class.

Use Fitness Apps or Watch YouTube Workout Videos

If nothing from above works for you, you can always download a fitness and health app to help you train when traveling. If you prefer video, then go to YouTube, find a routine that works for you and sticks to it every day. This is perfect if you travel with your laptop or iPad.