Wednesday, July 8, 2015

5 Tips for Traveling this Summer - The Healthy Way

The best part of summer is definitely summer travels. Traveling is a great way to take a break from the busy work grind and relax. One of the big challenges of vacation time, though, is keeping up with your workouts and maintaining healthy eating habits. Stay healthy while on vacation with just a little planning ahead. Here are 5 tips for healthy traveling, and some pictures from some of my favorite travel destinations. 
Clock Tower in Bern, Switzerland 

1. Bring a Resistance Band

Resistance bands are the perfect way to bring the gym with you no matter where you go. I picked one up at target for about $10 and they take up no room at all in a suitcase. With a resistance band you can work every major muscle group with only a small amount of space.
Eiffel Tower Paris, France

2. Pack Healthy Snacks

Site seeing can make you very hungry, so make sure to pack healthy snacks every day for when those cravings hit. Packing bags of almonds, apple slices, and low fat cheese sticks helped resist buying a croissant after every museum tour. Also, having protein packed snacks will keep your energy levels high while you are on the go. 
Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood - St. Petersburg, Russia

3. Track your Walking each Day

Walking on vacation is a great way to burn calories, and all those steps definitely add up. When you are traveling, consider buying a Fitbit to track your steps and see how many calories you can burn a day just by walking around museums and to and from historic sites. Try walking instead of taking the subway or bus and watch your steps add up with every hour. 

Tunis, Tunisia 

4. Drink Plenty of Water

Make sure when you are traveling to drink plenty of water. With all the excitement you can easily forget to drink water, and bottled water abroad can cost a lot. Bring a water bottle with you to fill up whenever you get a chance, and be sure to drink around 3 liters a day to stay hydrated while out in the sun. 

The Royal Ascot - London, England 

5. Incorporate Active Activities

There are lots of ways to incorporate active activities into you travels that can help you stay fit while on the road. Hiking and taking walking tours of the city are amazing ways to workout while seeing some incredible natural landscapes. Keep an eye out for active activities to add to your travel itinerary and burn extra calories while enjoying your visit.

Wishing you all safe and healthy travels this summer! Leave your comments for Polished Pinstripes below. 

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