8 Easy Ways To Stay in Shape When Travelling

Whether you’re away for business or pleasure, the chances are that you already know where you’re going before you set foot on the plane hop in the car.

And there you have it.  The key to success is planning ahead.

Staying in shape when travelling is easier than ever.  Never before have we had access to so much information. There are healthy food options, training plans and information on your destination right at your fingertips.

Here are a few tips to help you on your journey:

1. Locate the closest supermarket to where you’re staying. You’ll have access to fresh fruit and veg, plus ingredients to make healthy snacks and even meals.  And, if it’s within walking distance, you’re moving too.

2. Choose accommodation with access to a kitchenette. This gives you access to a fridge, stove, and microwave, where you can heat up or cook healthy meals.  The money you save by eating in far outweighs the money spent eating out.

3. Stay active and go exploring. Walk, run or make use of the hotel gym.  You’ll feel more refreshed the next day, improving productivity.

4. Drink water to keep you hydrated, especially if you’re flying to your destination or spending time in aircon. You’d be surprised how easy these can leave you parched.  Drinking water will keep you feeling better, more energetic, and more inclined to stay active.

5. Enjoy the local culinary traditions, but sharing it with your partner means you can enjoy the great taste, cutting calories in half!

6. Prepare your own snacks. Nobody likes you when you’re hangry.  It’s effortless to eat out or buy snacks wherever you go, but it’s also very easy to put on a few quick kilos this way too.

7. Eating a meal high in protein will help your body maintain lean muscle mass AND keep you satisfied to reduce those cravings for typical high-carb and fatty foods.

8. Skip the buffet breakfast, which is traditionally high-carb and fat. When possible, ensure your first meal of the day has a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats to keep you going for longer.

If you enjoy everything in moderation (while ticking the boxes above), you’ll easily stay in shape on your next holiday.