How to keep active on holiday without packing a gym kit - Wellness Sultana

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

How to keep active on holiday without packing a gym kit

It’s demoralizing to come back from your holiday and find that you’ve put on some pounds or that you are simply not as flexible or as strong as you were before. When you want to stay fit even when you are seeing the world, there are definitely options for you. While some people try to pack their weights and their scale for the road, check out some of these ways to stay in good shape even when you are off having a blast with your friends and family.

Go Swimming

If you are headed on a tropical vacation, you’re definitely going to bring your swimsuit. After spending all day at the beach, however, don’t forget that your hotel likely has a swimming pool as well. Swimming is a wonderful low-impact exercise, and it is a great way to relax after you have spent a lot of time running around during the day.

Walk Everywhere

When you are on holiday and you want to see the sites, check out areas where there is a lot of walking. Maybe you want to see the museums, or perhaps you’d like to walk around an old historic area and see what life was like years ago. A lot of walking is very good for you, and it keeps your level of energy high, even if you are not necessarily feeling the burn.

Eat In

If at all possible, get a hotel suite that has a kitchenette and purchase groceries from the local vendors. Not only will this give you the fun experience of seeing what the locals buy and eat, it will also cut down on the empty calories and sluggishness that you get from eating out all the time. This is also much better for your wallet.

Try New Exercises

Check out the area where you are going and see if they have any fun, physically-oriented classes that you want to take advantage of. For example, are you interested in hula dancing while you are in Hawaii, or water skiing on the Florida beaches? Exercise doesn’t need to take the form of weights or aerobics, so take the opportunity to learn more about the area you are in while staying in great shape.


If you are visiting a wonderfully scenic area, rent some bikes and see it from the road. A bike ride is a great cardio exercise, and you’ll find that there are plenty of opportunities for you to stop and see what your holiday area has to offer. This is a great family activity or a great activity for someone to do on their own. Small children can often be towed along on trailers, as well.

Take some time to think about how you can stay active while on holiday. You don’t want to get back and find that all of the work that you have put into your workout has disappeared, so take step to stay on top of things. 

Rosie writes on behalf of Reserve Apartments a serviced apartments website which can help you to find accommodation for your holiday or business trip. Looking for quality Edinburgh apartments? Visit for their latest offers.

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