Staying healthy while you’re travelling for extended periods of time can seem a bit tricky. If you’re used to going to the gym, finding a gym near you can be an easy solution, but also not the cheapest option. Plus, taking all your gym gear with you might take up quite a bit of room in your suitcase.
Fear not! There are lots of things you can do to stay healthy while you’re travelling.
Running. As a runner, this is always my first piece of advice. Not only is it a great way to do some sightseeing and familiarization, it’ll keep you in shape without having to pay the gym fees.
Crunches and pushups. If you can’t afford the gym fee or simply don’t like going to the gym, you can always do a few crunches and pushups, along with other bodyweight exercises in the morning before you set off on your adventures. Even just a few minutes of exercise a day to get your heart rate up is better than nothing at all.
Water is your best friend. Don’t forget to drink lots of water. We tend to forget to drink water while we’re busy exploring a new city, but chances are, you’ll be doing a lot of walking around and dehydrate. If you’re the kind to try all the alcoholic drinks available at the bar, then water is definitely a must.
Eat healthy. Eating on the go is something we do way too much of while we’re travelling. It’s cheap and easy, but not your healthiest option. Forget the McDonald’s and try going to the supermarket. Many supermarkets have to-go meals that are inexpensive and quite healthy!
Don’t underestimate the hand-sanitizer. When taking public transport, there’s no good way to avoid touching a pole or handle that is covered in germs. A little bit of hand-sanitizer could make a huge difference.
HAVE FUN! You’ve made it. You’re finally abroad, you’re on vacation, take some time to enjoy yourself and relax. It’s not the end of the world if you gain a pound or two.