1. Use the Stairs
Whether you are in a hotel, maybe doing some touristy adventures. Make sure to avoid that elevator and use the stairs. What a great calorie-burner!
2. Walk! Avoid taxis or other transportation
If you are in the city maybe NYC or even London. Take the healthy approach and walk to every destination. There is no better way to get familiar with a city then by walking. Even if you are shopping this could be a 5 mile day! Just make sure to bring good walking shoes!
3. Play with the Kids
You may want to lay by the pool or beach and get a little R&R but make sure you incorporate some calorie-burning fun with the kids, too. Try paddle boarding. Go bikeriding. Through around a football on the beach. Entertain the little ones while getting in some fun filled exercise.
4. Move around everyday
If your mornings require a lot of standing around – you may be touring historic buildings or just laying on the beach. Try to think of different ways to move around in the afternoon. Walk to lunch, walk to a park… maybe hike a mountain and have a picnic. There are plenty of way to have fun while incorporating some fitness.
5. Airline Terminals can be Walkers DREAM
Instead of sitting plug into your favorite music and march up and down the terminal. Most airports have some shops to poke around in. Make this a fun walking adventure with some pit stops to get you friends and family some souvenirs.
6. Book for Fitness
When booking hotels, choose only those with fitness centers and/or guest passes to nearby gyms. If you can roll out of bed and roll into a gym minutes later, you can get the workout out of the way pretty quickly. This is convenient and will make you start your day with some energy!
7. Explore the Possibilities!
Whether this involves hiking, bike riding, scuba or snorkeling. Make sure to know and explore to possibilities that your vacation can offer. Usually the concierge can help with this!
8. Find Restaurants That Are Within Walking Distance From Your Hotel
Don’t take the taxi – walk to the best restaurants in town. May take a little research and help from google but this will be well worth it. Take advantage of the gorgeous night time weather and walk to your dinner reservation.
9. Try for Fitness-Maintenance
While vacationing, you may not have as much time as you do at home for your regular workout, but that’s okay. You are not trying to loose weight on vacation you are just trying to maintain!
10. Reward yourself the right way
Each day as you wake, anticipating the wonderful things you’ll be doing, the sights you’ll be seeing, remind yourself how great it feels to be able to walk, to move. If you do want to splurge, it may be a delicious desert, amazing pasta dinner or even a few pina coladas. Whatever it is doing it small doses and enjoy them!