Whether it’s a business tour or a personal vacation exercise always takes a backseat during travel. Travelers tend to gain weight when they are touring places and trying out new cuisines. Sticking to the workout routine is difficult when you are travelling. However planning well in advance can help you stay away from the unwanted calories. Make sure that you book the right hotel which has a well-equipped gym. The hours you spent working out will not go a waste. A swimming pool in the hotel will help you to get the adequate exercise.
Find out about the place
Before you embark on the tour, it is a wise idea to research on the place. Find out about the restaurants which offer healthy and low calorie food. Find out about the health food stores and juice bars. In some countries, most of the well-known brands will be easily available. For some destinations, you will be required to carry out some research. When you are travelling to a less well-known country online research will always prove useful. It is a good idea to locate stores which sell vitamins and protein. During the travel make sure that your protein intake is high.
Eat right and remain active
Even if you have to forego a workout you can keep yourself healthy with brisk walk and cycling. This will help you to keep fit and in shape. As you explore a new destination, you can opt to cycle and tour. Make use of the minibar which is provided in the hotel room. Stack it up with yogurt, fresh fruits and healthy food. Although it is difficult to resist tempting food during travel something healthy on hand will minimize the chances of vacation snacking. Carry oatmeal packages to avoid the calorie packed continental breakfast.
Get some exercise
If you do not have time for a workout in a gym at a hotel you can opt for cardio sessions in the room. Include jump ropes and resistant bands in your baggage so that you can easily exercise in the room. Waking up early has several benefits. If you start your day with a round of exercise, you will be more cautious about the food you eat. When you are in the flight for long hours it will dehydrate you. To stay healthy replenish yourself with adequate water. It is advised that you stay away from caffeinated and alcohol based drinks. Try drinking water every hour you are on the plane.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
T take in the beautiful sights of a new city you can plan an athletic activity. You can use your hotel room for push-ups and squats. Hit the water for some intense exercise. You can consider swimming, waterskiing and sailing. As you have fun playing the sport, you will soon notice that you have burnt the extra calories. As you experience new adventures and meet new people try to get your diet right. By keeping a tab on the calorie, intake you will be able to maintain your ideal weight.
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