You can stay super active and fit while you’re on the go. Here are the 4 best ways to exercise while traveling
The 4 Best Ways to Exercise While Traveling
I find myself on a plane at least once a month and as someone who loves to exercise as much as she loves seeing new places, I’ve gotten creative about my routines on the go.
Lots of people believe that exercise and travel are incompatible, but it’s quite the opposite. You can stay super active and fit while you’re on the go. Here are the 4 best ways to exercise while traveling.
This one is a no-brainer. We all know that running is amazing for your body because it works all muscles from head to toe. The reason why this is my go-to when I travel is because it allows me to cover lots of ground and see more of the area I’m staying at.
For example, when I’m staying in Copenhagen or Valletta, I have a quick coffee, lace up my shoes and go explore my surroundings. Not only does running keep me in shape, but it also helps me plan out my day by seeing what’s around me that I’d be interested in doing later.
2. Long strolls
If you’re not a fan of running, walking is perfectly fine, too. In fact, walking is my preferred way of movement in the northeast of Spain, because beaches are nice and clean, and air is fresh.
Walking in the morning is a perfect opportunity to listen to a podcast or some music, call a friend, have a coffee while watching the sunrise. It will prepare you for an active day and charge you with energy.
If you’re not a morning person, the same is great in the evening. Wind down with a walk through town, in a nearby park or by the sea.
If you’re a nature lover, this one’s for you. Hiking is super entertaining because you’ve got lots to look at - scenic mountains, calm rivers, green leaves everywhere. Hiking doesn’t even feel like exercise, but is a great one because it works your entire body.
This is also an excellent way to get your Instagram going with nature shots.
4. Jumping rope + resistance bands
If you want to do something that will tone your body, but don’t want to carry heavy equipment (the lighter you travel, the better), packing a light rope in your luggage is the way to go.
Jumping rope has gone from a beloved children’s game to a massively popular workout practice, because it packs in cardio and resistance training. Jumping rope will increase your coordination and seriously tone your legs and arms. You can do it virtually anywhere.
The other piece of equipment I pack is a rubber band. It takes no space at all and is a fantastic arm exercise for when you’re sitting in a plane seat.
There you have it, the 4 best and easiest ways to stay in shape wherever you are. Bon voyage!