5 Easy Ways To Stay In Shape When Traveling

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Traveling can be a beautiful thing and it can be the biggest pain in the butt EVER. That being said, it's important to get out of town and try new things. There's no doubt that we can come back from vacation with a few extra lbs and maintaining a balance can be tricky. There's no need to go crazy or let yourself go when traveling.

Stretch It Out

These days, waiting is synonymous with travel. You wait to buy a ticket, you wait in line at baggage claim, you wait for a taxi. There's a lot of waiting and not a lot of moving. Flights can take you across the world but often times we forget to get up. It's imperative to move around on long flights, don't forget to extend your arms, legs, and to move your ankles, wrists, and neck. Once you're on the ground, try some simple yoga moves to get circulation flowing.

Work Out, Anytime, Anyplace

If you're traveling abroad you will likely be walking around a foreign country taking in sights. If you're at a hotel there might be a pool or gym for you to use. But in the event that you are outta luck, take some time to do easy, quick, and simple work-out. Lunges, squats, crunches, or planks will keep your body running smoothly even if jet lag has hit you hard.

Fruits, Nuts, NO SALT!

You're away from home and starving but that doesn't mean a bag of chips is an appropriate dinner option. Additionally, if you are in Italy, you should order both the pizza and pasta dishes. Balance, I say! Balance! When traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles, weather, air quality, and pressure can alter your body and skin. Avoiding salty foods is necessary to avoid bloating.

Easy On The Daiquiris

You're on the beach and the waiter hands you a juicy strawberry blended daiquiris. Sounds amazing, right? Well it is. But that doesn't mean you should down twelve in one day. Beer and liquor are the way to go to avoid too much sugar. You'll feel bloated and tired if you ingest too much sugar and no one has time for that when you're waiting in line to get into The Pantheon.

Sleep & Water

Easier said than done, right? Try to sleep as much as possible during the appropriate times and your body will thank you. Tire yourself out or bring a plush eye mask to help fall asleep. That and water. Don't forget to drink plenty of water because it's really good for you and we are all adults now.