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September 22, 2019 4 min read

Are you a frequent traveler because of your work? Or do you like visiting different destinations and getting to know the world?

Either way, it can be hard to stay in shape if you are always on the go. You will need a bit of extra effort, but there are tricks that you can use to remain fit while traveling.

Take a look at these tips that we have prepared for you! 

Always Stick to a Healthy Diet

Your location shouldn’t be an excuse for eating junk and unhealthy food. If you are already in shape, the chances are that you know which foods you should eat. You should stick to those rules wherever you are. A proper diet is at least equally important as physical activity in achieving and maintaining the desired appearance.

If you are going on a trip, the chances are that you will be staying in a hotel. Those are not places where you can prepare food, which is why you want to ensure that the accommodation includes meals that are fit-friendly.

Breakfast is essential since you will probably be eating it in a hotel. But for dinner, you can look for nearby restaurants and enjoy a fantastic meal. If it fits your diet, there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the local cuisine. You can even look for restaurants and places where you can eat before you book the hotel, especially if the hotel doesn’t offer food. Preparation is the key, and you want to think about your meals before you arrive at the destination. Improvising is not your friend when it comes to diets!

Focus on Water and Limit Alcohol

If you are on vacation, you deserve to relax a bit. Drinking a glass of wine or beer, and even a shot of tequila isn’t the end of the world. But you should limit your alcohol intake as much as possible. Your primary rule should be to avoid getting drunk as that can be a step back when it comes to maintaining your shape. If you are going out with your friends, offer to be the driver, or limit yourself to only one drink.

Alcohol is something that you should avoid, but at the same time, you should consume a lot of water. You already know that water is essential for your health, and it contributes to the optimal functioning of the entire human body. Water is an excellent way to recover after a hard journey, especially if you are switching time zones.

Make sure to apply all the same rules you would at home, which means drinking at least eight full glasses of water every day. You can allow yourself to drink soda water, but make sure to avoid sodas and any sugary drinks.

Find Accommodation That Has a Gym

Apart from eating right, you also want to ensure that your physical activity remains at a high level. The best way to do that is to find a hotel that has a gym on the premises. You do not have to look for a premium gym with hundreds of machines. Everything you need is a decent facility where you can exercise to stay in shape.
Even if there isn’t a gym in the hotel, you can look for one nearby.

The chances are you can find it on Google Maps even before you come to the location. And if you don’t have a gym in the vicinity, how about going to the beach or the park nearby and doing some exercises outdoors? Go with the classics like squats, pushups, lunges, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, etc. If it is a must, you can even work out in your hotel room. 

Organize a Trip Filled with Activities

Here is an idea – why wouldn’t you organize an activity-friendly journey? If you are going to a destination in the middle of the winter, why not make it a ski trip? Are you going to Asia? How about learning yoga, and practicing it in unusual places?
But if you are going on a business trip, centering it on an activity won’t be possible. The good news is that it shouldn’t stop you from being active. If you are a shopping fan, how about walking through the popular shopping districts of the city you are visiting?

You can also search for the most famous sights nearby, and organize a walking tour to visit them. If it is possible, run at the beach or by the lakeside. The important thing is to set an hour or two daily for physical activity.

Purchase Travel-Friendly Fitness Gear and Tech Products

Tracking your activity can be an excellent way of motivating yourself and ensuring that you stay in line with the goals you have set in your hometown. That is where an activity tracker can help. It will show you the distance you crossed during the day, and all other details of your activities.

Apart from classic activity trackers, you can also consider smartwatches that you would synchronize with your phone. That way, you can keep track of your activities, while ensuring that you won’t miss an important call or message from your business partners. You should also consider bringing adequate fitness gear to your trips. For starters, if you are feeling comfortable in particular workout clothes, make sure to take them with you. You will be in unfamiliar surroundings, and having familiar clothes might boost your comfort.

Workout equipment can also be worth packing, especially if it is compact enough to fit into your bag or suitcase. For example, resistance bands don’t take a lot of room, and they can be a handy exercise piece wherever you are. You can also jump ropes and mats that can serve for abdominal crunches and other exercises.

Furthermore, if you are into heavy exercises and weight lifting, then it’s wise to carry any supplements that you might be taking. If you are on a steroid cycle such as that of Turinabol, then you should not break the cycle and continue with your routine even during the vacations. In other words, pack everything you consider useful while ensuring that your luggage doesn’t become too heavy.

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I had really high hopes. I have been able to use the Bula on a couple good days. I'm liking my old board better so far. But will try it a couple more times before I return it just to be sure. I have none of the below issues with my Enjoy planer, and thinking of going back.
1. The dam thing is not secure on my hand. No mater how tight I make it. It litterally pops off my hand while on a wave. Its getting really anoying having to constantly pay attention to it.
2. I switch my hand depending on the wave direction. It's tough for me to get a grip on the nose, pull it off then pull tightly on other hand in time. I've missed a couple good ones because of this.
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I think the only thing I can say positive is I think it has good control... after getting used to the angle I need, and may be a bit more bouyant to pull me out of water for speed. But i need to try it a few times more and figure out how to keep the dam thing on!

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I received my Slyde Phish just before 2 weeks of gloomy weather. Now that I’ve had a chance to road test it, I can’t wait to get back in the water.

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