Tuesday Tip: Holiday health 🌴
We’re well in to the holidays now and many of my clients and friends are off on their hols soon and worrying about maintaining their fitness whilst away, so here are a few tips for staying healthy while you’re away.
#1 No gym no prob
If you don’t have access to a gym or don’t want to spend your precious holiday time in one then no prob – take a resistance band with you and a skipping rope and you can do some cardio and resistance work wherever you are. 5 mins of skipping and a 5 – 10 min band workout is easily doable (crab walks, hip abductions, etc 2 – 3 sets of 10 -20 reps).
#2 Workout and sightsee
What better way to stay healthy and active and see the sights than combine the two. Take walking tours around the city, guided treks in the countryside, hire a bike or a kayak, take a snorkelling trip. They are a fun way to get out, get active and see new places and make the most of your hols.
#3 Pack snacks
Finding healthy foods at airports and on planes/ferries etc can be tricky, so come prepared. Pack some fruit for the plane/ferry – this will hydrate you as well. If you’re out on day trips from the hotel grab an extra apple or banana from brekkie and take that with you, or buy some local fruit and store it in your hotel mini fridge.
Emotional health is important too. Yes holidays are meant to be relaxing but they can bring their own stresses – especially if you’re herding small people around too! Try to take some time out to de-stress – try some yoga, meditation, even just a few mins of deep breathing will help.
#5 Try new things
What better time to try something new than when you’re away? If you’re at a hotel with outdoors activities give something new a go – paddle boarding, mountain biking, volley ball etc
#6 Get out and explore
Don’t obsess about not finding somewhere to workout – just get out, have fun, explore and enjoy your holiday and you’ll probably find you’re more active than you realise anyway!
Happy holidays 🤗