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How to Stay Fit When Traveling: 10 Things You Should Know

If you live out of your suitcase and find that your fitness routine has gone to the gutter, then here are some tips on how to stay fit when traveling:


1. Workout wherever you can


Building a healthy body doesn’t require working out in a gym. You can do quick and simple exercise routines in the comfort of your hotel room, or you could go biking, trekking or hiking.

If you choose to work out in your room and don’t have dumbbells, you can use heavy bottles of water or even your carry-on suitcase!

With regards to exercises, you can do lunges, squats, planks, push-ups, and more.

2. Never skip a healthy breakfast

Healthy Breakfast

If possible, book a hotel stay that offers breakfast. A good meal at the start of the day keeps your metabolism high and helps you fuel up for the rest of the day.

Make sure to take things in moderation though and to be mindful of what you’re eating.

3. Avoid eating out

When traveling, it’s hard to avoid eating out. Especially since that may be the only option you have when grabbing grub on the go!

As much as possible, avoid grabbing fast food snacks and opt to head over to the supermarket instead.

Stock up on healthy fruits, granola bars, snacks, and even tea. That way, you control what you put into your body and save money, too.

4. Go for a swim


Swimming is one of the best cardio exercises available. It is also a great method to practice proper breathing.

Whenever you swim, multiple muscles and joints in your body are doing their work, without causing them too much strain. Beat the heat, maintain a great health, and swim!

5. Avoid beer or liquor

Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, having an alcoholic drink or two may be on the agenda. Try to go for the non-alcoholic options instead! After all, beer and liquor have high calories that cause our tummies to bloat and our skin to get flabby.

Drinking all night may cause dehydration, too.

6. Sleep for at least eight hours

Good Night Sleep

As an adult, it is recommended that you get seven to eight hours of sleep daily – with as little as five being the minimum hours.

Skipping out on a good night’s sleep may lead to memory problems, a weakened immune system, increased stress levels, slow reflexes, poor judgment, and aging skin.

Also, contrary to popular belief, while a cup of coffee may keep you awake, it doesn’t mean that your body is performing at its best capacity. So make sure you get those zzzzz’s!

7. Take the stairs

Walk to Stairs

Elevators make life easier, but if you want to live a healthier life, take advantage of the stairs. It may seem tiring at first, but once you get the rhythm of it, you’ll learn to love it.

Using the stairs is healthy for your heart and your glutes, enhancing their strength and endurance.

8. Plan your budget

This may be funny, but it makes sense. Many travelers admit that they tend to buy more food because of the absence of an initial budget plan. By having this comprehensive plan ready, you will be more controlled with your spending.

It also helps to not bring all of your money before leaving the hotel.

9. Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water

Always bring a bottle of clean drinking water when traveling. Staying hydrated is key to having better metabolism. Additionally, sufficient water intake eliminates the feeling of lightheadedness.

Before you go on a trip, check if the place you’re visiting is far from grocery stores or mini shops that sell food and water.

10. Stay Committed

Stay Committed

Consistency is required if you want to stay fit when traveling. You can’t be loyal to your healthy routine on your first day and let it go the next.

Before you go on your trip, prepare your mind to do things the way they’re planned. Stay committed if you don’t want to fail on your journey to gaining better health and fitness.
Do you have other tips on how to stay fit when traveling? Let us know! Also, make sure to check Traveloka‘s awesome deals on flights and hotels.