Ways to Get Exercise While You Travel for the Holidays

Ways to Get Exercise While You Travel for the Holidays
During the next two weeks, most of the people will travel for the holidays. For some, it’s a festive homecoming. For others, it’s a source of familial tension. But one nearly universal part of the experience is not enough exercise and too many calories.

It can be a challenge to keep up your usual exercise routine when you don’t have access to your local gym or personal exercise equipment.

But with a little bit of ingenuity, it is possible to fit an exercise routine into the busy holiday season.

Walk or run

For those who don’t have access to a cardio machine over the holidays, the solution is straightforward.

Do your cardio routine the old-fashioned way and go outside for a walk or run. Even if it’s chilly outside, bundling up and going for a brisk stroll is a good way to walk off that rich Christmas dinner and take in the lights while shedding some calories in the process.

Resistance bands

It’s tough to take a weight training routine on the road.

It just isn’t practical to pack bulky, heavy dumbbells into your luggage and there’s no guarantee that your holiday destination will have alternatives.

Resistance bands may not be able to provide the same heavy lifting workout as dumbbells, but they do offer something similar in a lightweight form that can fit into the palm of your hand.

Create a program

Anyone who has a daily fitness routine knows that traveling can throw things into chaos.

Rather than struggling to replicate your current program, or haphazardly fit workouts into your day, it’s helpful to establish a new routine for the days you’re away from home.

Look online

To add to his point of adapting to different surroundings, check online to look for inspiration. On YouTube, there are all kinds of workout videos — anything from yoga to calisthenics.

Don’t sweat it

Even if there’s enough space and equipment to work out, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day when you factor in the social commitments of the holiday season. It’s good to approach the season with a goal not of losing weight, but maintaining your current weight.

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5 Best Ways to Get in Your Exercise While You Travel for the Holidays Source: Health Line Author: Dan Gray