The most popular New Year’s resolution includes losing weight, eating healthier and getting fit. Working out and eating right is much easier when you’re at home. When you travel, it can be more difficult to keep up those good habits. That’s why we’ve put together tips on how you stay true to your New Year’s resolution while traveling.
It’s all about starting off on the right foot! What you pack in your bag can determine how healthy your vacation will be. Make sure to pack a reusable water bottle, tennis shoes, and plenty of healthy snacks.
These can come in handy if your vacation starts with a delay. Delays can mean extra hours in the airport and extra calories consumed. Make sure you’re prepared by packing healthy snacks in your carry-on luggage. Now, instead of having a piece of pizza or hamburger at the gate, you can reach for the healthy food you brought. If you forget to pack food in your carry-on luggage, don’t worry – look around for healthy food options at the airport including fresh fruit, protein bars and bottled water.
EXTRA TIP: Don’t forget to get travel insurance before you start your trip. If you get delayed, you may be able to get reimbursed for those healthy travel snacks!
Once you arrive to your hotel, make sure you locate the hotel gym. The gym is a great resource to keep up your exercise plan while on vacation. Don’t panic if the hotel gym is packed or there isn’t one. Use your hotel room to do simple exercises like push ups, sit ups and jumping jacks. Also, if the hotel has a pool, you can burn some serious calories by swimming.
If you want to make sure your hotel has a great gym before you travel, visit Fit For Business, a website that ranks top hotel workout facilities all across the country and in select countries across the world.
After you work up an appetite, make healthy choices by grabbing whole wheat sandwiches at a local deli, a vegetable-packed salad at the restaurant where you dine or fresh fruit at a nearby grocery store. You’ve got the good food covered, but don’t forget about the liquids! Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Drinking water has several health benefits, but it’s especially great because it can flush toxins out of your body and curb hunger.
Now for the things to avoid – booze, the mini-bar and the dessert menu. We can hear the moans already, but alcohol packs tons of empty calories. It can also make you indulge in the mini-bar and dessert. Instead, try to keep drinking that water and make healthy food choices.
Most importantly, relax! No one is expecting you to keep to your regular fitness routine and we won’t tell if you indulge in dessert, but hopefully these tips will help you stay healthier while traveling in 2013.
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