Going away on a long holiday, while at the same time being a fitness freak and really wanting to stay in good shape, isn’t always the easiest combination.
On the one hand, there’s a world pizza restaurants, clubs, and lazy days on the beach to look forward to. On the other hand, you don’t want to lose your bikini body halfway through the trip and spend the rest of your stay stressing out, starving yourself, and having a pretty miserable time overall.
So, next time you’re about to visit loveitbookit.com to arrange a trip, keep these tips in mind for staying fit while on holiday.
Walking is pretty much unavoidable on vacation, but it’s definitely possible to do as little of it as possible, with the help of the public transport system and services like Uber — which now exists virtually everywhere.
As much as it’s safe and possible to do so, try to avoid the temptation to ride around everywhere in luxury, and rather stretch your legs and journey on foot.
Not only is this a great way of keeping your heart and lungs in decent shape, but it’s also a great way of burning off some of the excess calories you might have been taking in, while also giving you some extra vitamin D exposure — assuming you’re in a sunny location, at the right time of year.
It might not be the most effective way of doing things, but there’s some research out there to suggest that you can build at least some muscle and strength, even with pretty poor nutrition, using high-rep low-resistance training.
Not only that, but resistance training, in general, helps to promote the release of certain hormones that have a fat-fighting and muscle-building effect, as well keeping you looking young, and feeling good overall.
So, for all these reasons and more, you should consider buying and packing an ultra lightweight resistance band into your travel bag, and using it to do some basic exercise routines in your hotel room each morning before heading out for the day.
This is a pretty controversial bit of advice, and it’s probably not a good idea for anyone with thyroid conditions, or other hormonal issues.
In any case, there is a good deal of research out there to suggest that short-term, occasional fasting may have some serious health benefits — as well as being able to burn off a bit of fat and contribute towards keeping you lean and mean.
Dr. Jason Fung is one of the major advocates of this practice, and in his book — The Complete Guide to Fasting — he promotes various types of periodic fasting to help with weight management and blood sugar issues.
To perform one-day-per-week fast, have your dinner at the usual time the night before, and then don’t eat again until dinner on the following day.