The end of the year and holiday season usually goes hand in hand with travelling.
Whether you’re taking advantage of time off work and taking off on a holiday or simply going to visit family, it’s true that when travelling even the most motivated person can fall off track and find themselves falling into poor health and fitness habits once again.
This year we’re saying no to holiday weight gain. Read on to discover some travel-friendly health and fitness hacks which will help you stay on track to meeting your weight loss goals even when you’re far from home.
Walk Where Possible
When travelling save yourself some money on transport, get to know the surrounding area and get your 10,000 steps in by walking wherever possible.
By walking everywhere you’ll not only help keep yourself fit but will also be able to experience the area in a way you might miss by catching a taxi or tour bus.
If where you need to get is just out of walking distance, then try and catch local public transport and get out a few stops sooner than you need to. By walking that little bit extra, you will see more of the city you’re in and get in some exercise too.
Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a great photo opportunity or see something you might have missed otherwise.
Body Weight Exercises
When travelling working out is usually at the back of your mind but even if you don’t have access to a gym you can still get a great workout in using body weight exercises.
Body weight exercises use your own weight to create resistance and give your muscles a good workout. You might be thinking that using only your body weight wouldn’t be enough but the kinds of exercises, positions and repetition you do really make all the difference.
So, what kinds of body weight exercises can you do to get in a good workout?
For lower body we recommend squats, lunges and wall sits. To work your upper body and abs you can try push-ups, crunches, sit-ups and even burpees.
Not sure where to start? Access your own at-home workout you can do on-the-go through the Rapid Loss Program portal. (hyperlink - https://program.rapidloss.com.au/)
When travelling, especially plane travel, make sure you carry a water bottle with you at all times and stay hydrated.
Water is essential for healthy bodily function, it regulates your body temperature and helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy.
By staying hydrated you not only keep fatigue and dehydration at bay while exploring, but also keep hunger cravings at bay and make sure your body is functioning at 100%.
So, bring a reusable bottle with you on your travels and refill wherever possible.
Keep Healthy Snacks On Hand
When you don’t have access to your kitchen and are instead thrown into the mix of holiday food and sweet treats it can be difficult to make healthy food choices.
Save yourself the calories and make sure you bring healthy snacks with you wherever you travel.
Having a healthy readily accessible option can help you make the best of limited options on the go, plus, it will help save you spending big especially around touristy areas.
Rapid Loss shakes are the perfect snack or meal replacement to have on hand while travelling. Just 1 scoop into your shaker, add skim milk or water and you have an easy meal or snack on the go.
Easily packed into your luggage, take your favourite Rapid Loss flavour with you this holiday season and start the new year looking and feeling your best.