8 Tips to staying healthy when you’re on holiday/travelling.
It’s coming up that time of year where holidays and trips away are the most common. When you have been working hard to stay in shape, or achieve your goal; and eating as clean as possible the last thing you want to be doing is going away and indulging so much that it ruins everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
So we have developed a few tips and tricks to help keep you on track to the best of your abilities whilst you’re away.
1. Prepare for snacking – whilst you’re away you are always at an arms length from easy snacking. Don’t let yourself get sucked into the convenience of chocolate bars, chips etc. and bring your own. It’s easy to buy healthy alternatives that don’t add to that guilt factor. No matter where you go there will be a shop where you can buy fruits, proteins or nuts. Prepare for the hunger on the go.
2. Do your research – In todays online world, finding menu’s or restaurants to match your needs is a million times easier. Instead to waiting until your absolutely starving to have a meal, the best way is to plan where you would like to eat that night. Know the area you will be in. It’s easy to find a restaurant that will do steak or fish with a salad or veggies. Don’t let yourself be tempted by a failure to prepare.
3. We understand that the occasional indulgence is good for the soul, especially when you are on a holiday. We do, however, recommend picking when, what and how you do it. You don’t need to have bread, a glass of wine, side of chips and dessert every night. Pick which you would prefer and have one. Another option would be to have one night where you go crazy over dinner and then stick to the better options throughout the rest of the time. The choice is yours but don’t let the indulgence take over you.
4. When you are on holidays, the body may not be getting the same nutrition and care that it would get when you’re at home. Lack of sleep and dehydration are very common when on a holiday. Multi-vitamins or green supplements are a good way to ensure that the body is still getting everything it needs to function at its optimum operation.
5. Stock up on Travel workouts and Hotel room workouts – Commando Tough has a collection of workouts that can be done whilst on a holiday. Just ask one of the staff to email you, however there is no shortage of workout that can be found online.
6. Speaking of working out – accidental exercise? It’s easy to work in exercise without even knowing your doing it. Sight-seeing from the ground is one of the best ways to get know a place, walking around a city or area helps you not only get more of an idea about how to get around but those steps add up! No matter where you go activities that get you moving will always be available, have a look around to see what you can do and see!
7. Don’t drink your calories. You are already less inclined to drink water when you are on a holiday, don’t replace that with soft drinks and alcohol. That is a sure fire way to rack up easy unnecessary calories. This leads to our next point…
8. Drink as much water as possible! This is an important point not just for travelling, but for everything. The body cannot function without water!
Going on holiday is about having as much fun as possible and if you travel away for work it’s easy to slip into a pit of convenience. Planning before you head out will ensure you have a fun and healthy trip. Which means you won’t be starting from ground zero when you come back from holidays.
It’s coming up that time of year where holidays and trips away are the most common. When you have been working hard to stay in shape, or achieve your goal; and eating as clean as possible the last thing you want to be doing is going away and indulging so much that it ruins everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve. So we have developed a few tips and tricks to help keep you on track to the best of your abilities whilst you’re away.
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