Tips for Staying Fit on Vacation

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Vacation is a time of self-indulgence. The point is not necessarily to head for destinations unknown, but to feel unrestrained by the pressure of everyday obligations.

However, the length of a vacation gives rise to a particular issue - if you let loose for too long, your constitution can give in.

In other words, a vacation is often the time when we gain some weight and lose muscle mass. Fortunately, there are many methods to avoid this and these are some of the most well-known tips for staying fit on vacation.

What we usually do wrong

We like to treat ourselves while we are on vacation. After all, what's the point if we are not going to relax and enjoy ourselves? Usually, during our everyday lives, we have to watch what we eat, and our vacation marks the beginning of a time of hedonism.

This usually entails gobbling up all the unhealthy, high-calorie, high-sugar, and bad-cholesterol injected food we adore.

If your body is already used to a particular kind of restrictive diet, these detrimental changes can have a noticeable impact.
A week of meals your doctor wouldn't dream of recommending can create months of consequences, and you'll have to work extra hard to get back in shape.

On top of all that, in order to save some time for other activities, we tend to opt for delicious fast-food while we are on vacation.

Things you can do to make it right

In order to avoid these consequences, you have to keep to your regular diet to the best of your abilities.

Ask around for a fresh-produce market and purchase fruits and vegetables there. You can use them to create delicious salad meals and energy boosting smoothies.

If the geographical location you are visiting doesn't have the exact species of fruits and vegetables you are eating, opt for local alternatives.

Try to enjoy yourself as much as you can in different ways - it's not only about eating. Each vacation is potentially brimming with sight-seeing and unique activities.

Some of these activities include wine tastings and local food - while it is completely fine to try some of the tastiest specialties, try to keep that in mind at the beginning of the day and don't stuff yourself during breakfast.

To mix things up and make them more interesting, you can look for restaurants that are within a significant walking distance from the hotel, which means you'll burn some calories both on your way there and back again.

Easy-going exercise

Additionally, if you are in a hotel, check if it comes with a gym. You can begin every morning with thirty minutes of cardio on a treadmill or plunge into the pool or ocean for an invigorating morning swim.

Try to exercise before breakfast - this will open up your appetite and make you appreciate the healthy meal consisting of fruits and vegetables.

If you can, avoid drinking too much alcohol. If you are feeling particularly festive, go for white wine - it has zero calories and, if drank in moderation, it even has some health benefits.

End each day with an easy night jog before you hit the shower and bed. This can also be an opportunity to enjoy the surrounding landscapes and buildings.

Just keep on moving

Vacations also offer a unique opportunity that works in your favor if you are concerned about staying fit - sight-seeing can be done by walking.

Why would you use a lift to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower or any other monument if there are stairs for you to climb?

All this walking will help you burn everything you've eaten in the past few hours, so don't deprive yourself of these golden opportunities.

Getting to the top of the mountain is a whole different story. If you are an avid hiker, vacations to remote mountainside locations are a godsend.

However, your feet are not the only exercise-friendly method of moving around. If there is the option, you should ride a mountain bike.

Make sure you also get the right mountain bike wheels, to stay safe during your ride.

The key thing to remember, when you are on a vacation, is to keep moving. There's nothing that those extra layers of fat around your waist hate more than constant kinetic outbursts and regular exercise.

Consistency is key and if you just opt to spend as much time on your feet as you possibly can, you are bound to stay fit on your vacation.

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