Staying active on holiday
02nd July 2019
Are your suitcases packed for a break in the sun? Are you counting down the days? Have you packed your gym kit? Let’s be honest, a workout is probably at the bottom of your agenda. It’s time to de-stress for a lot of us. So why destroy the fun?
Staying active provides extra energy, reduced tension, and will most definitely work off some of them extra calories you might be consuming.
How do we find the balance between staying active and having a well-deserved break?
Planning ahead for a vacation can make all the difference. Put some thought into nearby locations to engage in physical activity. Here are a few ideas:
If you’re uncertain about your holiday schedule and wondering if you’ll have enough time to complete a workout - then prepare for the worse case scenario. Follow these quick tips to be efficient with your time and try to squeeze in a workout when possible:
It’s all good planning and preparing but even the best plans manage to get derailed, especially during the holidays. If there’s no scope for a workout, then get creative and find ways to engage in physical activity that doesn’t have to fit a routine.
Walk as much as possible. Pick up some extra groceries, use the stairs, or go on a spontaneous trip to the beach.
Made friends? Set up a game of football, table tennis or even darts.
Have no use of equipment? Use some large full water bottles as weights for quick lateral raises or overhead presses. Something is always better than nothing.