So you have decided to take a holiday or travel to a new and exciting destination.
Who really wants to think about exercising and healthy eating?
A holiday is a time to relax and restore your mind, body and soul so you really can and should take a break from your normal exercise routine.
However, the dilemma is how to enjoy yourself and not undo all your hard work with exercise and diet.
You can have a fabulous time and still come back without falling behind in your health and wellness routine.
3 simple ways to keep your fitness in check when on holidays
1. Be Active
Whether just a holiday by the beach or travelling to an exotic destination, it is surprising how much walking you do. Keeping active whether it is sightseeing, swimming, hiking or walking will keep your fitness levels up. My PT also has designed a quick workout that can be done in a small space if I’m really that keen!
2. Don’t have dessert at every meal
I know it is hard to resist all of the tempting food and why should we when we are on holiday? The secret is to be selective of when you have dessert or that extra helping at the buffet. Everything in moderation I say – so you can have your cake and eat it!
3. Sleep and restore
Part of a holiday is making sure your body and mind is restored. This means getting a good sleep and taking time to relax. Don’t try to see everything or do everything. Incorporate some ‘down time’ into your holiday so you come home feeling refreshed.