5 easy ways to stay in shape while on holiday

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When you’re on holiday, it’s easy to get lost in the sights and sounds and forget all about staying in shape. In fact, working out is probably the last thing on your mind! But in order to beat the post-holiday bulge, you’re going to need to maintain your health and fitness. The key is to pick fun activities that require psychical exercise, as well as being cautious of what you eat. Take these five tips with you on your next holiday!

MAKE USE OF THE POOL

Most holiday destinations have a swimming pool, which means you can keep fit while enjoying yourself. Swimming is a great form of all-around exercise because it gives your entire body a great workout. If your hotel has a pool, you could go for a nice swim each morning for 30 minutes. Your swim sessions don’t have to be intense. After all, you are on holiday so take it easy, but make sure to get your heart pumping!

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EAT MINDFULLY

It can be hard to avoid overindulging when you’re on holiday. Who can resist an ice cream on the beach? Not many of us. It’s very important, though, that you’re mindful of your eating habits. For many people, enjoying various delicious foods in local restaurants is the highlight of any holiday. To stay in shape, you need to stick to a healthy eating plan and resist eating fatty foods. Got rid of TasteInc snack part. Don’t want to wait too long out of the fridge. Just in case someone does it and gets ill and we said it would be okay!

GET WALKING

Walking is an underrated exercise! It’s something that can easily be done with the whole family. Whether you go for a brisk walk or a casual stroll around your sunny destination, you can burn calories and keep fit. Walking is a low impact form of exercise, meaning it’s perfect for a relaxing holiday. If you’re travelling to a city, you’ll be doing a fair bit of walking anyway, so make every step count!

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CHOOSE YOUR DRINKS WISELY

Take it easy on the booze! You’re going to need to avoid drinking too much alcohol otherwise those calories will pile up in a hurry. Most of us love drinking our way through holidays, but it can lead to weight gain. The calories in alcohol are empty and diet-destroying. We understand holidays are all about chilling out and having fun, but just don’t overdo it. Instead of drinking beer, opt for a glass of Shandy. Be smart about your drink choices if you want to stay in shape.

HIT THE BIKE

Cycling is an excellent aerobic exercise and much more fun than sitting on a tour bus. Riding a bike around a city or holiday resort is exhilarating because you get to explore new terrain. Cycling can help you keep fit while having fun at the same time. When you’re on holiday, hire some bikes for the whole family and enjoy the great outdoors!