I don’t know about anyone else, but I am dreaming of blue skies, sunshine, sand, sea… and all the time in the world to chill out! …but then, we work so hard to “get in shape” for our holidays and then fear losing it all…
I was contacted a few weeks ago by The Co-operative Travel to share my tips on staying in shape while on holiday.
Here’s what I contributed:
Stay Hydrated – drink plenty of water while away. This will help to flush toxins out of your body, reducing fatigue and keeping your skin looking fresh. If you do drink alcohol, have a cup of water between each drink to reduce the effects.
You can still workout in as little as 12 minutes. With HIIT you do shorts bursts of exercise as hard as you can with short recovery. One of the most popular is Tabata – 20 seconds of workouts, 10 seconds of rest for four minutes. Choose three exercises and complete three rounds which will total 12 minutes. You can use some basic exercises (squat jumps, burpees, press ups) or get a little more creative depending on space (sprints, box jumps using steps)
Use your surroundings – run along the beach, explore the local area on foot, hit the hotel gym or get a few laps in the pool before breakfast!
Take some equipment – a skipping rope or resistance band are both small enough to fit into a pocket never mind a suitcase! So pack them, and then use them! Utilise the time when the bathroom isn’t free and get in a quick cardio, core or stretching session.
How do you stay in shape when you are travelling or on holiday?!