We all work incredibly hard at getting where we need to be in our quest for fitness. But what happens when we go on a vacation? Especially one with the family where we are unable to make it all about exercise? If we were going with just adults, we could make it a cycling or a walking holiday where getting enough activity would not be an issue. Let’s take a closer look at how to keep to a workout routine when on a family vacation.
Set a Schedule
It is essential to plan your schedule thoroughly as if we are left to grabbing whatever time we find available; then, we are going to find it extremely difficult to be successful. It would be best to look at your regular schedule and ascertain how many minutes per week we usually achieve and try to mirror this as closely as possible. You must then check your vacation itinerary and see what spare time you have to fit in exercise activities; this may be a run or even some core exercises that can be done in your room.
Consider Doing Family Activities
There may be plenty of opportunities to exercise as a family. This could vary from long walks to sporting activities such as cycling. Even if you are on a beach holiday, the daily trip to the beach can give numerous possibilities for exercise, and it’s not just swimming either as sand gives a lot of resistance when running, giving it the perfect setting for a challenging workout.
Bring Proper Sports Clothing & Equipment
It’s essential to make sure you have any sporting attire and equipment you may need with you. These family vacation tips tell us that you need at the very least swimwear, but also if you are going somewhere with the opportunity, items such as golf clubs or skis may also be useful and will save money on hiring them.
Choose a Hotel with the Best Facilities
When choosing where to go, you should consider the facilities that the hotel has. Many good hotels will have an on-site gym and swimming pool, or perhaps tennis or basketball courts. These facilities will mean you do not need to take time away from the resort to fit in your exercise and will also be a cost-saving as you don’t need to pay extra to use external facilities.h
Be Mindful of Diet
If we manage to be successful in staying active during our vacation, we are doing well, but this is only half the battle of staying in shape when away from home with the family. The other challenge is not over-eating and eating well. This can be particularly difficult when you are accustomed to cooking for yourself, as being served food will require estimating the calorie and nutritional content of the meals, and things like high salt can be surprisingly difficult to detect. Drinking more alcohol than usual can be an easy way to put on a lot of extra weight without realizing it as well.