Staying Healthy and in Shape on Vacation
If there is one constant that seems to happen when I go on a vacation, it has to be the fact that I always pack on some weight. On a recent trip that I took to the Bahamas, I don’t want to say exactly how much I gained on my trip but lets just say it was a substantial amount. We booked an all inclusive trip and it seems as though whenever I go on one of these types of vacations it gives me a license to eat whatever I want and in large amounts since it is included in the package. Eating right and staying in shape is extremely hard to do while on a vacation because all you want to do is relax. If you are looking for ways to stay healthy while on vacation, trying these things can maybe help you out.
When booking your resort stay, one thing that you could try to do is look at the amenities of the resorts you are considering to see if they offer things that can help you stay in shape. These types of amenities can be anything from things like a gym, a pool or walking paths. Most resorts now a days offer one of these types of things as people are more into staying in shape. So if the resort you are staying at offers these things, try them out. With this I’m not telling you to spend an hour in the gym and overwork yourself as you are on vacation. Instead maybe you could swim a couple of laps in the pool or spend some time on the treadmill.
While on vacation, it can be difficult to eat healthy as most of the time the places you go to offer foods that might not be the most healthiest for you. One area where you will most likely eat the most unhealthiest foods is when you’re looking for a snack. When doing this, you most likely eat whatever is nearby and this isn’t always the healthiest choice. What you can do instead is pack your own snacks before leaving on your trip and carrying them around with you. These can be simple things like crackers or nuts. Not only will this provide a healthy treat for you but it will also save you money as well.
What I like to do now before going on a trip is to research the area and to see if there are any cool parks or hiking trails to checkout. These are some great ways to get some exercise and to really explore the destination you are visiting. One of the best trips that I ever went on was a vacation to Kauai as it offered some of the best hiking trails I have ever been on. If you have the chance to visit a destination that offers hiking trails, I highly recommend trying this activity as it is a great way to work off some of that food you’ve been eating while on your trip.
Staying healthy on vacation can be hard to do now a days, but if you take the time to schedule some activities that will allow you to break a sweat and get some exercise, it will help.