Stay healthy during the holidays? It is a real challenge for most people. Because once you leave the gym at home, your vacation destination will have a problem: how do I exercise regularly? In this blog post, I will tell you my health holiday tips!
On vacation, do nothing? For many people, this sounds like absolute relaxation. However, for me, sports is an indispensable part of my daily life. Even in my free time. However, it is also a real challenge for me to exercise regularly during the holidays.
Because although we have the usual running route, famous fitness room or Pilates class on Wednesday night in our daily life, we are completely alone during the holiday.
In order to spend your vacation in good condition, you don’t have to book a vibrant vacation, including morning yoga, sailing classes and daily hiking. With just a few tips, you can easily integrate sports into every holiday. Whether you plan to travel to the city or spend the summer by the sea.
A good plan is half the exercise
“I pack and carry…” this well-known game not only challenges gray matter, but also is the first step to successfully integrate sports into the holiday. Every holiday I have a so-called “starter package” to prepare for all possible situations:
Playlist of inspirational music
Running shoes / sneakers
A skipping rope
Muscle and joint ointments (e.g.)
My sports holiday tips
Holiday Sports – exercise in the woods
What options does your holiday destination offer? Find out what activities you can do there. For example, you can find tips about sports and activities in many travel guides or Internet portals.
Otherwise, it’s worth opening your eyes during the holiday, because the next chance of sweating is often closer than you think.
Exercise is more than just exercise. Just because you go to the gym at home doesn’t mean you have to go to the nearest gym to step on the stair treadmill during the holiday. Even if you miss the gym, you should see it as an opportunity that you can’t train there.
I know what I’m talking about, because I used to choose my vacation location based on the gyms available in the area. At the same time, I found a way for myself to exercise in various vacation places.
When was the last time you did something really crazy? What makes your heart beat faster, makes you very excited, and even a little afraid? Regard this holiday as an opportunity and dare to try new things.
Have you never done whitewater rafting? Perhaps the next vacation is an opportunity to jump over your shadow and redefine your personal limitations and possibilities.
But this also applies here: please don’t overdo it! If you have acrophobia, you should not put yourself under any pressure and feel forced to fall off the next cliff when bungee jumping.
Holiday Sports – stretching in the forest
If you only choose your holiday activities based on how many calories you can burn per hour, you should definitely step back. Or a holiday.
If you don’t like jogging, please don’t force yourself to run five kilometers every day. Sure, it’s good to stay healthy on vacation, but don’t worry.
Go to the mat!
If you can’t go without regular strength training even on vacation, but don’t want to spend money to go to the gym, then training with your own weight may be the right choice for you.
Even before you leave, you can download many different training programs from the Internet or book programs like Sophia Thiel
You have no idea how to integrate sports into your holiday? During city travel, you can also simply walk for sightseeing instead of taking the bus or subway. In this way, you can not only better understand the city, but also burn a lot of calories.
No matter how you spend your vacation, whether you take part in sports or just relax, it doesn’t matter – have a good time!