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Vacation Workouts: How to Stay Fit While Traveling

It’s not just the holidays with family everyone should worry about when it comes to gaining weight. We should also think about the weight that may creep on us during our return from vacation. It may not seem like much, but the few pounds you gain while eating all the amazing food can be unsettling. 

Endless crash diets to lose weight once more can hurt your health in the long run. Incorporating vacation workouts to stay active during vacations allow you to keep your physique and STILL eat. Keep reading to learn ways you can remain fit. 

Move Around as Much as Possible

You’re bound to be active when you are exploring someplace new. In case you need a reminder: walk, run, climb, swim, or dance whenever possible. Participating in active events will help you do this.

Elevators may be tempting but always aim to take the stairs. You’re more likely to lose weight on vacation by walking.  So stay on your feet to get to a close destination instead of taking the bus or taxi. 

Low impact workouts are just as effective. In the end, all that matters is moving. 

Use a Member Pass at the Gym

You might think gyms in other areas restrict who can become members, especially when you’re out of the country. Most gyms have special offers for travelers who want a few days or weeks of access during their stay. 

These trainers can work with you if you fly to a beautiful country like Dubai. Making an appointment at the gym by yourself or with a trainer is best during the early morning or late evening. This way, working out won’t interfere with your travel schedule. 

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Incorporate Bodyweight HIIT Workouts

Maintaining some level of activity during your vacation keeps your metabolism where it needs to be even if you stuff your face. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are a series of full-circuit routines you can do when you are short on time. 

Finishing a 10,15, 20, or 30-minute HIIT keeps your body in calorie-burning mode even after the workout is complete thanks to post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC effect). It may not seem like much, but you can burn an additional 6-15% of the total calories you burned during a HIIT routine. 

Anyone at any level of fitness can do HIIT. One example of a routine: lunges, squats, sit-up, push-ups, mountain climbers, and jumping jacks ten times each.  

Stay in Shape as a Traveler With Vacation Workouts

When you travel to a new country, you want to see as much as possible. Going to as many places on foot can help you burn through the calories you eat. Heading to the gym to strength train or do cardio is possible. Even without a gym, you can do a quick HIIT routine anywhere. 

If you gain 5-10 pounds on a short trip, don’t be too concerned. It may be water retention, not fat. 

Vacation workouts can be fun, effective, and quick. You don’t have to be in a special location to get a good workout in. 

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