We all need to fit our recommended weekly exercise into our routine – even those of us with hectic schedules or those of us living alternative lifestyles. It’s recommended that the average adult gets one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week, or seventy five minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise for a week. For many people, this involves joining up with a local gym and spending some time there, using the equipment now available to us and creating a full and well rounded workout that provides us with everything that we need. But if you’re travelling, this might not be an option! So, how can you go about keeping fit and healthy while you’re on the go between different locations? Here are a few ideas that can help to get you off to a good start!
Consider Gym Day Passes
If you’re travelling locations that do have gyms, you might want to stick to the status quo and head there. But instead of signing up for a full membership, you might want to look into day passes instead. Sure, this may seem less financially savvy, as day passes work out more than the daily cost of full memberships. But there’s no point signing up to a gym in a location you’re going to leave in a few days or weeks. Day passes allow you to use the facilities with little to no commitment!
Create a Home Workout
If you’re staying in a hotel, a rented accommodation, or any other accommodation where you have your own space to use, you could create a home workout. Invest in some lightweight workout equipment that you’ll easily be able to carry with you when you travel – resistance bands, a lightweight yoga mat that can be strapped to your rucksack, or a collapsible pilates bar, for example. Then read online and watch online tutorials to work up a routine. Consider front vs back squat, press ups, crunches and more. Of course, if you’re staying in a hostel where other people could be sleeping or trying to rest in the same room as you, this might not be the best option, as you could disturb other people.
Walk, Jog or Run
If you’re staying in a location like a hostel, you may have to make use of outdoor space to get your workout. Luckily, activities like walking, jogging or running can be carried out in most places! Plus, you get the added benefit of exploring the area you’re staying in and seeing some beautiful scenery. Just make sure that you have some good quality walking boots or running trainers, so that you’re fully supported while doing this.
These are just a few ideas that could help to get your imagination going when it comes to working out a thorough and effective workout plan while you’re travelling. Sure, fitness might not be top of your list of priorities while you’re on the go. But it’s an important part of day to day life that needs to be added into your routine for your health and wellbeing!