For many of us, traveling is a time of indulgence. We will be the first to say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. You deserve to enjoy yourself, whether you are traveling for business or vacation.
So we’re not going to tell you to stop (we won’t be stopping, either!). However, just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t be active. And being active doesn’t mean you’re compromising on your business ventures, losing part of your vacation or lessening your fun. It’s all about your approach: think of working out as a way to enhance your travels – or at the very least, something that will help you feel good during (and after) your time away.
But squeezing it all in can be a hassle – that is, unless you plan accordingly. Follow the seven tips below to stay fit on the go:
1. MAKE YOUR WORKOUTS COUNT
The trouble many of us face when it comes to working out while traveling is that we just don’t want to spend the time doing it. Luckily, to stay healthy and on track, you don’t need a lot of time or a lot of space. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts have been proven to be effective and can be done right in your hotel room and (perhaps most importantly) are super quick. Trust us, you’ll be drenched in sweat in no time at all. Try the Wahoo Fitness 7 Minute Workout app, which features a combo of cardio (hey, jumping jacks!) and strength training moves (squats, we love you!). And by using the TICKR X heart rate monitor in conjunction with the app, you’ll be able to ensure you’re working at your highest intensity (plus you won’t have to count your repetitions because really, who has the time?)