People have a major misconception about staying fit while they travel, whether it is for work or pleasure: they think it’s sort of an extended cheat day, where they can eat what and when they like and skip the exercise. This is not true, as your waist will no doubt tell you all too soon, and it is actually really easy to stay healthy wherever you are, whenever you go.
Tip Number One: Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day
In the same way that the Rules of Blackjack don’t change, no matter where you play the game, the importance of a big, healthy breakfast is not lessened simply because you are far away from home! This will fuel your energy for the rest of your day, rev up your metabolism, and, since many hotels include breakfast with the price of the room, it is a great idea to budget your money as well.
Tip Number Two: Eat a Yogurt Every Day
If you are travelling to exotic locales and indulging in the local cuisine, eating a yogurt every day will ensure your gut stays happy. It regulates your digestive system, and will keep you from the nasty effects of too much unusual, spicy food, as well as save you when you slip up and indulge.
Tip Number Three: Stay Hydrated
Everyone knows that it is vital to drink a lot of water, and this is very easy to keep on doing when you are travelling. It will curb your appetite, keep your body fighting fit, and ensure that you stay away from sugar- and chemical-laden sodas. Most places have bottled water readily available, but it may be a good idea to invest in a quality, portable filtering water bottle if you are away from home very regularly.
Tip Number Four: Take the Stairs
Everyone knows that you should skip the elevator whenever you can, and, when you combine this healthy habit with walks exploring the places you are visiting, you will quickly find your health maintained, and, possibly, even improved.
Tip Number Five: Drink Tea
Tea is almost magical: it gives you energy to do various things, contains antioxidants that will help protect your system from the effects of heavily polluted areas, and keeps you regular as well. This drink is also widely available all over the world, so you won’t have to struggle to get hold of any, either.
Tip Number Six: Snack on Protein or Granola Bars
Keep your hangry ogre at bay and your metabolism going at full steam by stocking up on granola or protein bars before you get to where you are headed, and having one between your regular meals. If you’re an outdoor junkie or going to be doing a lot of walking, make sure you get enough nutrition to keep you energised.
Tip Number Seven: Walk, Don’t Drive
Do you really need to Uber somewhere located mere blocks from where you are? No, you don’t. Walk instead, and burn some calories while you explore your new surroundings. Unless you are strapped for time, it’s late at night, or you are not sure about your safety, there is absolutely nowhere that your own two feet can’t take you.