How to keep yourself fit if you have to travel a lot

Traveling is good for your body, mind, and soul. Just like with a new book, with traveling you discover and learn new things. Humans are natural explorers, so exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new things comes easy for us. However, traveling is also what you may call chaos. In such situations, most of us lose focus on what we get used in our everyday life by letting it go and just enjoying the ride. 

Getting distracted and completely forgetting about our workout regime and healthy habits is something we all do on long trips. It’s not our fault really, as we automatically consider traveling to be a vacation or time to rest and enjoy the food. However, if you travel a lot on a monthly basis, it will be hard to maintain a good physique and achieve your goals. Putting everything on hold until you come back home it’s not a great idea. 

Inconsistency can lead to bad results and result is the ultimate fitness driver. If we don’t see results, we don’t feel motivated enough to work out. Luckily, there are ways of how to resolve this issue. Many people learned how to control their fitness regime and even share their knowledge by creating a fitness blog for travelers. 

There are many things you can do while traveling to keep your body and mind healthy. We’ve covered a few basic things that are proven to work in real life.

1.    The playground workout 

If you are traveling to big metropolitan cities, finding a playground with basic workout equipment is easy. For instance, in Berlin you will notice that there are a lot of runners on the streets, even if it’s cold and windy, also there are a lot of mini playgrounds where you have the basic equipment to workout with your body weight. 

This is amazing of course as you can always get up early, find the nearest place (with our smartphones and google maps this should be easy) and workout for an hour. 

You will save money, as you don’t need to pay for a gym and it’s also good for your mind as you will work out outside.  If you travel a lot, the first thing you need to do is make small adjustments in your workout. For example, you need to get used to the fact that most of the time you will be working out with your own body weight. This is not a setback. If done right, these type of exercises actually show even better results.

2.    Make eating a big priority 

You cannot outrun and out-train a bad diet. This is the ultimate truth and you need to learn how to deal with it. In order to enjoy your trips and still achieve your goals, you need to learn how to balance your diet. Make eating a big priority by having a plan. 

It’s ok to try new things, that are specific and traditional to the place you are visiting, however, make sure you don’t overdo it. If you find that eating in small restaurants is still an expensive solution for a healthy diet, you can always go to the nearest food market and buy a healthy snack. 

It’s all about making the right choices and doing the right research. Before you visit a place, do quality research of where you can eat healthily and on a budget, where the nearest food market is and where you can buy healthy and nutritious food. 

It’s all about the healthy mindset and planning things ahead of the trip.

3.    Follow your goals

Probably the most important out of all three, following your fitness goals. If you want to achieve them, you will always find a way. Working out on playgrounds, working out with your bodyweight in your room, buying healthy food from the nearest markets, if there is a will there is always a way. So, every time you may think that this trip you will give yourself a go and just relax while the next time you will be more up to goals, remind yourself how many times you have already said the same words. If it is the first time, it’s fine. It you keep on fooling yourself, maybe it is the time to change things up for better.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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