You have spent months preparing for your holiday training hard and eating well, you now have a love of training and have noticed how good you feel eating nutritious food, or perhaps you are a person that trains every day for a competitive sport such as running, triathlon, strength or aesthetic sports or you enjoy training every day.
Now the holiday you have been waiting for all year, and if you are anything like me there will be that little question in your head when can I train, will there be somewhere I can train, can I fit it in and keep the family happy and what will the food be like?
Many of you will have chosen a destination where there is a gym, cycle hires nearby and somewhere to run and will of checked the food in the hotel or you have opted for self- catering to ensure you can have the food you want. For some of you, it may be that you have started on the fitness journey to prepare you for a holiday and love the training and eating and want to maintain what you have achieved while you are on holiday.
There are ways that you can incorporate exercise into the holiday and keep nutrition, healthy but also allow yourself treats and enjoy the holiday.
Here are some tips on how to exercise on holiday and eat well.
Exercise Tips- These are tips, and it is advised that you do not take up any new exercise without the advice of your GP.
- If your flight or travel time allows exercise on your day of travel before you leave.
- Use the gym in the hotel and follow the plan you have been given, use any classes that are available
- If you are a runner, set your alarm to get up and run early before it gets too hot and always ask at reception for the safest place to run, if you haven’t gone with other runners it also means you can get your run done without it encroaching on the day. If you do long distance running, you may want to split one run into 2 and do one in the morning and then one in the evening when it gets colder. This worked well for me last year
- Hire some bikes and get the whole family involved my partner and myself as well as hiring bicycles, a few days of our holiday one day we hired a Chitty Chitty bang bang style car-bike which was great fun and with seats in the back if you had children they would love it
- Go for daily walks and plan some excursions to see the sights which would involve walking
- Play with the children with football, catch, Frisbee and in the pool
- If you are someone that competes, you could see if there is a race you could enter while you are away, I have done this a few times, and one I remember was in Cornwall, and there was a carnival after
- In between sunbathing do some lengths of the pool (if you can swim)
- Take a resistance band with you and do a workout in your hotel room