No matter how healthy you’re eating and how much you’re working out at home, all it takes is a week away to mess up your whole fitness routine. There’s something about being away on vacation that makes us splurge on calories and forget about working out. To avoid that, try these 5 tips that will help you stay on track this summer.
Watch out for jetlags
Adjusting to a new time zone can make you hungry at odd hours, and you’re also extra prone to cravings. Try to resist the urge to snack in the middle of the night and wait for your normal meal times instead – or opt for a healthy snack like a fruit or a handful of nuts.
Finding healthy snacks on vacation can be tricky, especially when you’re surrounded by so many other options. Packing your own healthy snacks, like trail mix, granola bars or fruit, will keep you away from unhealthier options and also keep your sugar levels at bay to avoid overeating at meal times.
Skip the bus tours and see the sights by foot or bike instead. That way you can take in the views while working out at the same time! Plus, you can log your walks and bike rides in Seven to keep your streak even while you’re away.
Try something local
Take advantage of what your vacation spot is known for. Try yoga in India, learn tai chi in China, go surfing in Australia, and practice your flamenco moves in Spain. It’s the perfect way to explore a new culture while still getting your daily fitness in.
If you prefer to get your workout out of the way and spend the rest of your day relaxing, then try going for a morning run or do a bodyweight workout in your hotel room. Our app Seven has quick and effective bodyweight workouts that you can tailor to your own needs. Plus, you don’t need any equipment – perfect for vacation!
Of course it’s okay to cheat a little on vacation, but these tips will make sure that you don’t forget about your goals and healthy habits all together. Happy traveling!