A Guide To Staying Fit Whilst Travelling

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A Guide To Staying Fit Whilst Travelling

Keeping fit whilst travelling can be a challenge. With so much delicious street food to try, late nights of overindulging in cocktails, and grabbing snacks on the go, the unhealthy habits can all add up. But don’t let it worry you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to staying fit whilst travelling.


One of the best ways to ensure you stay fit whilst travelling is to walk everywhere. Pass up the Ubers and hit the streets of your new destination. Not only will you be keeping yourself healthy, but you will get a real feel for your holiday destination by walking with locals and taking in the sights. Research walking routes in advance and check if there are walking tours on offer. Walking tours are a great way to learn more about your holiday destination whilst keeping fit. Forget the tour bus. Take to the streets and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds. Some walking tours are even free with the optional add on of a tip at the end.

Pedal power

Instead of exploring on foot, why not opt for a bike? In many locations, you can rent a bike cheaply. Not only will you be able to see more of the destination, than if you were walking on foot, but you will also be keeping healthy. Many popular tourist cities from London to Amsterdam, now offer rental bikes that you can rent for a few days at a time. So, you can take in the sights, enjoy more freedom to explore and won’t have to worry about having an impact on the environment. Or you could always use a luggage shipping service to send your bike ahead to your hotel. Many tourist destinations also now do bike tours, so you can incorporate staying fit with sightseeing.

Take a dip

There’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in the sea or swimming pool on a hot day. If you are visiting during summer or spring and have access to a pool or the sea, why not give swimming a go? Most destinations will also have a public beach, so you will not have to pay for the privilege. If you aren’t that experienced in swimming, then why not try taking some swimming lessons? If you are staying in a resort, they may have classes on offer. You could also investigate water aerobics; many holiday resorts offer this for residents. This milder exercise is ideal for anyone wanting to keep themselves fit, whilst also avoiding exercise that has a heavy impact.

Go trekking

A popular way to stay fit whilst travelling is to incorporate a trek into your holiday. Depending on your destination, there will be many options on offer, from the trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, to climbing Mount Fuji in Japan. If you are worried about not getting enough exercise on your trip, make sure to include a trekking activity in your holiday. Remember to take precautions when trekking, especially in areas of high altitude, and do your research before hitting the road.


Why not dedicate some time to yoga during your holiday? This relaxing way to keep fit can be easily picked up and incorporated into your daily routine. Check out a few amazing Yoga gurus on YouTube and try a ten-minute sun salutation routine every morning to set you up for the day. Choose from watching videos online or pick from one of the many apps available. Prefer to do yoga in a class setting? Why not treat yourself to yoga on holiday! You will be able to find classes, whatever your destination, with some hotels, resorts, and late cottages offering yoga retreats or yoga on the beach.

Try jogging

It’s not something you often think of when you go on holiday, but jogging can be an easy and cheap way to stay fit whilst travelling. There are plenty of apps out there from the Couch to 5K to beginner apps for running. Building it into your holiday routine can be daunting but setting aside an hour every other day is more than enough time. Not only will this be something you can do yourself that is free, but it will also allow you to enjoy your new scenery. What could be better than a morning jog along the promenade? Or an evening jog on the beach at sunset? Jogging is something that you can really make your own and once you have got into the habit of it on holiday, you’ll be sure to keep it up once you come home.

Avoid over-indulging

We are all guilty of not eating the best foods when travelling. Being on the road and grabbing a quick snack can all add up. Indulging in tasty, fatty street food and drinking a lot of alcohol can all take a toll on your body and can leave you feeling less than fabulous. It is a hard one to adhere to but try your best to avoid overindulging in cheap fast food or alcohol whilst travelling. Not only will you lose precious time to the hangovers but when you aren’t eating well, you certainly won’t feel your best. Depending on the country you are visiting aim to eat a varied breakfast of grains and fruits. Eggs are a great source of protein and will set you up for a day full of activities. Explore the local cuisine and all it has to offer. Some destinations offer unrivalled fish dishes and spectacular vegetable dishes.

If you are hitting the bar and want to dance the night away drink smartly. Avoid sugary alcopops and opt for wines or liquor with a sugar-free mixer. Hangovers in hot countries can be something else, so to ensure you don’t get a dehydrated drink a glass of water after each alcoholic beverage. This will ensure that your body stays hydrated, and you won’t lose the following day to a hangover.

Caitlyn Knuth

This is Caitlyn Knuth from Vancouver, Canada. I am a teacher, traveler, and story writer.

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