When you’re leaving the daily grind behind and heading on a vacation, it can be easy to let your fitness routine fall to the wayside. We’re offering some tips to keep you engaged and on track in your fitness journey. Have any tips or tricks you swear by? Don’t forget to share in the comments, we’re in this together!
Embrace being a local and walk, bike or run to explore new locations
Walk to a local coffee shop. Enjoy the sights and sounds along the way. Run the trails, neighborhoods and streets.
One of my favorite ways to explore: Bike sharing! Bike sharing popularity has been on the rise all over the world since the 60s. In 2017, 35 million bike-share trips took place in the U.S. It’s app based and easy. It also takes many of us back to childhood. There’s a joy and a freedom that comes with riding. Biking gives us an opportunity to breathe it all in, and go with the flow.
Try something new
A highlight of one of my favorite work trips was with my first encounter with Airbnb Experiences. Airbnb Experiences are activities designed and led by inspiring locals. They go beyond typical tours or classes by immersing guests in each host’s unique world. It’s an opportunity for anyone to share their hobbies, skills, or expertise. Swim with sea lions, hike to hidden waterfalls, or learn how to surf or cook! Trying new things is an important part of any health and fitness journey.
Pack healthy snacks or plan to stop and shop
Nothing’s worse than being hungry on the road or delayed somewhere. Pack healthy snacks like protein bars, nuts, seeds, dried fruit (in moderation), light popcorn or crackers. If I’m leaving for a while, I’ll even have Amazon prime ship me snacks in bulk like Paleo snack packs. You can always stop and grab your own, and of course it’s always best to cook some of your own meals if you can.
Bring your own water bottle and stay hydrated
If you’re struggling to get water in your daily routine it might be even harder on vacation. Planes are especially dehydrating and drying. Bringing your own bottle will help push you to keep drinking, not to mention avoid overpriced bottled water at the airport. Most of us maintain water and bloat during flights; drinking more water will help flush out any bloating and keep your body functioning properly.