You can squeeze cardio in anywhere. Go for a walk, a jog, a swim in the pool or a bike ride. If you are away on vacation it’s a great way to take in your surroundings. Get a little exploration time in and burn some calories while you’re at it. Fifteen minutes of doing something is better than doing nothing at all. And then you can go enjoy that lazy river pool. J
Make sure you pack your resistance bands. Squeeze in another fifteen minutes of resistance training with your bands. Don’t have bands? No problem. You can use items in your hotel as makeshift weights. Get creative. I’ve used milk jugs for bicep curls before. And we all know just how effective simple body weight exercises can be. Lunges, squats and planks for example.
Now the hard part……..EATING HEALTHY. We all indulge when we are on vacation. And I am by no means suggesting there be no indulgences. Just use some common sense and make most of your choices sensible ones. Take time to pack healthy snacks for you vacation. Take time to read the menu when you go out to eat. And drink your water.
Here is a great workout you can do while away that takes minimal time and no equipment. And similar workouts like these can be found all over the internet. And alternate between upper and lower body.
Body Weight Squats 3 sets of 15-20
Push-ups 3 sets of 15-20
Crunches 3 sets of 20-25
Alternating Lunges 3 sets of 10 each leg
Tricep Dips 3 sets of 20-25
Planks 3 sets 45-60 sec hold
Notice how it is alternating between upper and lower. This will allow you to keep moving to be more efficient on time. And this is just an example of some things that can be done right in your room. So, yes, I am trying to make it so you have NO excuses to be inactive. If you are serious about your fitness then make sure you work out regularly no matter where you are. Priority on vacations is usually to relax and enjoy yourself but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a little time to maintain your fitness. Cheers and happy vacations and summer breaks to all.
Jill Smith BS, CFT 803-477-1371 cell 937-748-9905 office firstname.lastname@example.org