Ways to Stay Active on Vacation!

Paddleboarding in the Maldives

Summertime = Summer Vacation!!!

It’s common for a lot of people on vacation to skimp on gym time. However, if you’re like me, and don’t want to see a big surge on the scale when you get back from vacation, then you know what you have to do. I know I can’t afford to spend a week with minimal exercise. Typically on vacation, I bring my running shoes so I can jog at least once or twice. Otherwise, I make sure to walk a lot so I don’t feel bad about my slightly unhealthy eating choices.

  1. When possible, walk instead of taking an Uber or public transportation. In January, I visited Paris again and averaged about 25k steps a day due to walking so much.
  2. Set aside time each day to exercise, especially if you’re on a more leisurely beach vacation.
  3. If you happen to be on a beach vacation, take advantage of active activities like paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming.
  4. If possible, choose a hotel which has a gym. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, pack lightweight exercise equipment like a jump rope or bands.
  5. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  6. When choosing an excursion, opt for activities like a biking or walking tour.

Do you exercise when you’re on vacation? How do you make time to stay active when you’re away from home?

nice and sweaty after a jog in Rio

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