Keeping Fit on a Weekend Away

Hi guys, I have another guest post for you today – perfect timing as the nice weather seems to have arrived!

If you’re a naturally active person, who doesn’t often go more than a couple of days without doing some form of exercise, whether it be a leisurely walk or an intense workout, then you might find it difficult to sit still when on holiday or on a weekend away. It’s also more than likely we’ll spend a short break indulging in things that may not be all that good for our bodies! It is possible to maintain some shred of a healthy lifestyle whilst on holiday, though!
Here’s how:

1. Explore the local area on your bike! It’s a great way to discover the place you’re staying in: it’s a fun, quick way to get around and see more, it’s super healthy, and best of all, it’s free.

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2. Choose a nature break – instead of a city stay or a suburban break, choose to visit somewhere that’s plentiful with countryside or nature so you can get out and about in the wild. The Treehouse Hotel at Port Lympne Reserve, Kent, is the perfect retreat for an active, fit weekend away.

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3. Download workout apps – this can help you to keep up with your workout routine by following workout videos or doing stretches whilst on the move. Some of our favourites are MyFitnessPal, Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout, and Pocket Yoga.

4. Plan a fitness activity as part of your weekend away – book active excursions or activities so that moving around and being active is part of the enjoyment of your holiday.

5. Cook at home – cooking your own meals is often much less calorific than eating at a restaurant (you’ll also avoid the temptation of a tantalising dessert!) Book a holiday rental that offers its own kitchen or self-catering facilities and you can stick to your healthy eating regime at least for one or two meals a day.

6. Sip wisely – you’ll no doubt enjoy some bevvies on your break, but be sure to choose low-calorie alcoholic drinks and avoid sugary cocktails, opting for slim line tonic or soda water as a mixer instead.

7. Take the stairs – leave the lift behind and opt for the stairs at every opportunity – it’s a great way to help burn fat and tone up! Climbing or running up a set of stairs really works your glutes, helping to burn up to 953 calories per hour.

Incorporating these top 7 fitness tips during your next weekend break should be an easy way to stay on top of your health goals! What’s your favourite exercise to do during the holiday period? Let us know in the comments below!

14 Replies to “Keeping Fit on a Weekend Away”

  1. My trainers are the first thing I pack! I really enjoy using time away as an opportunity to explore new places and also, make the most of not having to always be rushing to get to the next place! My family have always been active and bikes, tennis rackets and trainers have always gone on holiday, which means I’ve been brought up to believe that it’s an essential part of any trip (which as you can imagine, leads to conflicting opinions depending on who you go on holiday with…)

    I’m also not a fan of eating out constantly – I would much rather find an Air BnB or similar to have flexibility to eat what and when I want – and then you’ve still got the option to go out…best of both worlds.

  2. I am almost always travel with a race in mind. If I am going somewhere without a race planned. I look to see if there is one offered near there when I will be in the area. I feel it makes it easier to stay motivated if I have something planned before I get there!
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  3. I’m very much an active-holiday person. Not a beach-goer at all…lying on a beach is so dull! Dan and I compromised on honeymoon (which was my last holiday back in 2014…*sob*) and did a bit of sight-seeing mixed with beach laziness. Although I got through several books on the beach it was so dull and I found myself looking forward to the days where we were out and about! I find walking is the nicest form of holiday activity. I haven’t run whilst away before, but as we don’t go away very often I try and use our holidays as a solid break to let my body recover from potentially over-training.
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