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Workouts That Travel
A vacation can do wonders for
reducing stress levels, but it can derail a healthy fitness regimen. Even some
of the most die-hard exercisers find it difficult to stick with a workout
program when away from home. Sure, many have good intentions. They may even pack
their workout attire. Unfortunately, their gear never makes it out of the
suitcase until they're back home.
But travel from home doesn't
have to result in an interruption or complete abandonment of your healthy
habits. You can still fit in exercise time when away from home, regardless of
whether you find yourself in a warm or a cold climate. Even if bad weather
forces you into seclusion in your hotel room, there are exercises you can
complete without a single piece of equipment.
Below are some tips to help you
stay fit while traveling and avoid coming home with unwanted extra baggage.
realistic. You probably won't be able
to fit in your normal weekly workouts and that's okay. Shoot for completing
at least 50% of your normal regimen.
ahead. Before leaving town, find out what type
of workout facilities your accommodations will have or if there is a nearby
park of jogging track (weather permitting, of course).
out local gyms. If you are staying somewhere
that doesn't provide a workout area then inquire at the nearby local
fitness centers for their rates. Often they offer day passes for minimal
a resistance band in your suitcase. The band
takes up very little space, yet can provide you with an entire upper and
lower body workout routine.
deprive yourself of all local delicacies. You
can enjoy some special meals without going overboard. Ask the restaurants to
prepare your favorite dishes with a few lower fat ingredients.
creative. Find unique, fun ways to exercise
instead of doing the same routine you do when you are at home. Try biking,
hiking, a pedal boat excursion, water-skiing, beach volleyball, etc.
Effective workouts aren't limited to the standard fares of walking,
jogging and fitness machines.
out your travel routine at least once at home. A
new workout that you've never done before will require more time and
preparation. This type of frustration just makes for an easy excuse to skip
snacks. If your journey includes a lot of time
in the car, be sure to pack some healthy snacks so you aren't forced to
eat at all the fast food and convenience shops along the way.
in the pool. If lounging poolside is part of
your vacation plans, then hop in the pool every 20 minutes for 5-10 minutes
of pool walking (try it in waist-deep or higher water for a really
comfortable. Don't forget to pack
comfortable workout attire that fits your destination?s climate.
Here is a quick, simple circuit
workout that only requires a resistance band and can be done anywhere. Complete
at least one set of 8-12 reps of each exercise.
For detailed instructions for
each of the above exercises, visit www.workoutsforyou.com/travel_plan.htm
return home with extra baggage. We can custom design a workout for you that will
help you stay fit while away from home. You don't even need any fitness
Lynn Bode, author
and certified personal trainer, offers her services online through
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