After travelling 7 continents and living a nomadic life for more than a decade, I have realized a fact that being healthy and fit doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t travel.
If I have managed to stay on top of my health all these years through teeny tiny adjustments, so even you can.
If you find it hard to keep fit while travelling to a new country or while on a business trip, this article is for you.
I explore the world, meet new faces, make new friends, learn new cultures and yet stay on top of my workout regime. I love reading while traveling. If you love to visit beautiful countries and explore the amazing destination on a tight budget, don’t miss to read 7 most affordable international gateways to travel from India.
When I make new friends in a new destination, I give them some gifts as a token of friendship. Being a woman it’s difficult for me to guess what men host from different continents would appreciate. As the safest bet, I stick to chronograph watches since this is something no men will say no.
Now let me admit this.
I am no superwomen!
I just try to make the best of what I have, stay active and spend a little time planning how I am going to take care of myself at a new place. Reading books on fitness, helps me pick ideas and become more efficient at staying healthy and fit.
Here are my two cents to help you get started on the journey packed with fun, good health, and complete awesomeness.
Simple workouts that you can do anywhere
Are you about to visit a new place? How about a walking tour? It is a great start to building a great body. Exercise is not going to feel like exercise. Any activity for that matter is a good exercise if that gets your heart rate up and torches calorie. Exploring the city walking is a great workout that will make you fit and healthy and still allow you to have plenty of time to do whatever else you want to.
Squats and pushups
You don’t have to look for gym facility in your hotel. You also don’t have to seek the help of any tourist guide. Any moment you get into a new city, check Google Maps to find the nearest park. You can also ask the receptionist at the checking counter for the nearest park. Parks are excellent places with enough space on the ground for you to perform squats and push-ups.
Travelling is no excuse for not eating healthy
It’s a pure lie that you stay at the top of your health with good workout regime alone. Food matters. You can never workout enough to outrun a bad diet. If you have a plan in place you will never go overboard while travelling. All that you have to do is to pick real food over junk. Drink water instead of sweet fizzy drink. If you are doing it right, you will never need to count calorie.
Okay, don’t freak out if you miss.
Occasionally it’s okay.
There may be times when you may just not find healthy options around.
That’s perfectly okay. But it should not become a norm.
Follow this simple rule. Your 80 percent of the meal should be comprised of healthy food and 20 percent can be anything you want to eat.
Indulging while you travel
Drinking alcohol isn’t exactly healthy for you. But by drinking occasionally and in moderation, you can still maintain a healthy lifestyle. You just have to be smart and know your limits. You have got one life, live it to the fullest, but come past a point when nothing remains fun anymore. You are better off without it.
Over to you
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