Travelling can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You see things you never thought you’d see, you experience new cultures, meet new people, and make unforgettable memories. But, if you don’t live a life on the road and you have a life to go back to when your travels are over, you can often want to keep some connection to who you are. One of the ways you ought to do this is with your health. If you love to work out and lead a healthy lifestyle at home such as I do, it can be strange to lose that when you travel. But, alongside the incredible experience you have when you travel, giving up stay fit, both physically and mentally need not be. You can always work on staying fit and active with minimal hardship, anywhere in the world. Here are some tips I’ve gathered over my years of travelling.
Do Yoga, of course
Yoga is an incredible form of exercise not only for improving your body’s strength, posture, and flexibility but for your mind too. When you travel, you get out of routine, and your body can get tired and achy because of it. But, there are a series of yoga poses that travellers can use to stretch out and find their fitness once again. You can even do this in your hotel room, or wherever you’re staying, and easily fit it into your day. All you need is a mat, and there are great travel ones out there that are lightweight and take very little room, so there’s really no excuse here!
Train your brain
It’s not all to stay physically fit, you also must stay mentally fit during your travel, and well, in life in general. For that, board games and puzzles are some of my favourites but carrying them with you when you travel is not always easy. These days, you can find great games online that you can play from anywhere just from your mobile phone. And great news: those are really great for keeping mentally fit! According to Wink Bingo, playing online games such as bingo can slow down the ageing process of the brain and keep you more alert. Experts also believe that those online games have a wonderful positive impact on your mental alertness and your memory, as well as you being really fun. And what the hell, they can even allow you to win a little extra money!
Whether you’re going on a short vacation or longer travels, you should pack your running shoes. Running is a free form of exercise that you can do just about anywhere, as long as it’s safe (especially for women, don’t run at night in places you are not familiar with). Whether you’re travelling to an idyllic Caribbean island or the desert land of Africa, you’ll be able to find 30 minutes to tie up your shoes, go out for a run, and see some scenery!
Do A Class
If you’re used to doing exercise classes at home, it can be a shock to the system to suddenly have a lot of free time when you travel. But when you are away, depending on your destination, you could still keep up your fitness classes. Maybe you like to do aerobics or even spin? You could find a pay per session class on your travels that will give you that quick fitness fix. There are also so many free classes out there, on Youtube for example.
Walk Don’t Drive
On vacation, it can be tempting to rent a car. In some locations, you might have to. But, if you’re concerned about your activity levels when you travel, forget about the rental car and walk everywhere instead. Walking can be so good for you, so even if you don’t get time to fit in a workout when you travel, you can rest assured that your body is still active.
And there’s always the idea of exercising the old-fashioned way: by playing sports. If you’re going away on vacation with family or your travelling with friends, there are almost always plenty of opportunities to partake in sports. You might want to take a few tennis lessons with your children or play beach volleyball with your friends, either way, you’ll be getting in a good workout, create great travel memories, while having fun.
What do you do to keep physically and mentally fit during your travel?