So you’ve bought your Travel Insurance and made sure you’ve had all the Travel Vaccinations you need, that’s all you need to do to make sure you stay healthy on holiday, right? Not necessarily… If you’re a regular gym-goer who keeps on top of physical fitness, a couple of weeks out of your routine can really set you back. Not to worry though – try some of these tips for keeping in shape while you’re away, without compromising on enjoying your break!
- Hit The Pool
One of the best benefits of going to a tourist resort or all-inclusive hotel is unlimited access to the swimming pool. As well as fun and frolics in the water, make time for a few lengths each day and you’ll be partaking in one of the best forms of exercise around. Lots of family hotels offer pool-based activity sessions like aqua-aerobics and water volleyball, so get off that sun lounger and join in the fun!
- Explore The Local Area
Don’t be tempted to spend all your time by the pool or on the beach. If you’re staying somewhere where it’s safe to do so, head out on foot and get exploring! Many holiday locations are ideally situated close to beautiful countryside or coastal walking routes, or failing that, jump on a bus to the nearest city and get in a day’s sight-seeing. You’ll be surprised how many steps you can clock up, and you get to see a more authentic version of your destination than you will if you confine yourself to your resort.
- Use Nature As Your Gym
Missing your usual running machine or weights at the gym? Use your imagination and find a new way to workout! Go for a run along the beach, practice pull ups with the branch of a tree, find some rocks to use as weights. There are lots of exercise routines you can do which don’t require any special equipment, so if you’re determined to keep up with your gym sessions while you’re on holiday, you’ll find a way!
- Try The Holistic Approach
Holidays should be about rest and relaxation, so make use of the time to treat your body and mind well. A daily yoga session can be a great new habit to start while you’re away, and may even be something you’ll want to keep up once you’re back. The Total Body Holiday Yoga Workout will help you feel calm and centred, and only takes 10 minutes of your time.
- Get Dancing!
If you love to boogie and you’re headed to somewhere with a fabulous nightlife, make the most of it! Dancing is a brilliant way to exercise, and great fun too! Whether it’s the kid’s disco at your hotel or one of the top clubs in the area, high energy dancing burns calories fast.
- Sample A New Sport
Lots of holiday resorts offer organised sports sessions such as 5-a-side football, rounders, beach volleyball and more. If group sports aren’t your thing, a round of golf in the sunshine is both relaxing and a good way to get some steps in. Adrenaline junkies will love the opportunity to try out water sports like surfing, water-skiing or sailing, all of which keep the body and mind active.