How to Stay Fit While Traveling Abroad
From the good food, delicious drinks, and endless sight-seeing, it can be tough to stay on track with your fitness and health routines. Here are some ways to enjoy all there is to see abroad while still meeting your fitness goals.
Start with a Healthy Breakfast
You’ve heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it should also be your largest meal of the day! Jumpstart your metabolism and provide yourself with energy for a full day with a big (and healthy) breakfast. This can also save you money on your travels, as oftentimes hotels offer complimentary breakfasts. You can fuel up without spending a lot!
Grab Some Yogurt
A daily dose of yogurt (hey maybe with that big breakfast) is a must. It’s filling, easy, cheap, and it keeps your stomach happy and operating smoothly. While traveling and trying new foods and experiences, yogurt can help keep things in balance.
Water, Water, and More Water
Don’t forget water. Drinking lots of water has always been healthy for you. Don’t forget to do it even while traveling and enjoying local beverages. Water will keep you full, hydrated, and help you avoid drinking more sugary substances. (Save those calories for the delicious local foods!) Usually you’ll be able to find bottled water on your travels, but it could be a good idea to invest in a self-filtering water bottle as well!
Take the Road Less Traveled
If there’s a “short cut” and a “long way,” take the long way! Take the stairs, go the long way around, and make it a journey. Stairs are always a good workout, and walking in general is a good and easy way to get some calories burned.
Second to Water – Try Tea
Tea gives you energy to keep at those fun activities all day, antioxidants to keep you protected from pollution, and it also can help keep you regular. Next to water, tea is your beverage best friend.
When you start feeling hunger pains in between meals, reach for a high energy, lower calorie snack like granola or protein bars. These you can bring from home, or find abroad at various convenience stores. They are the perfect snack to keep your energy up without adding to your waistline.
You Don’t Always Have to Eat Out
Sure you should eat out some, it’s a great way to experience the culture and appreciate the local offerings. But buying your own groceries for some meals can keep you lighter, and your wallet fuller! Get some staples like eggs, oatmeal, popcorn, tea, and soup to tide you over between meals out on the town.
Be Conscious of What’s In Your Meals
Everyone loves a big gorgeous salad, but sometimes salads can pack more calories than a burger! With dressings and cheese and fancy add ons – it’s important to know what exactly you’re eating.
When in doubt, walk. Sure there are loads of transportation options, but unless you’re going a hefty distance or are in an unfamiliar/unsafe area, there’s no reason you can’t use your own two feet to get where you’re going. You can take in more of the sites, while getting some exercise in.
Now that you’re equipped to keep your healthy lifestyle on track while traveling abroad, get started with your free trial to figure out what language you want to learn, and get traveling!