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Staying Healthy and Fit While Traveling

By Donna Stark 

A morning run before a healthy breakfast. Your 9 to 5 job with enough nutritious snacks packed to get you through the day. An evening workout at the gym alongside your significant other. It's easy to maintain healthy habits when we stick to our normal routines, but it's even easier to fall off track when vacations and travel come into the picture, isn't it? If you are wondering how to maintain your healthy habits while trekking through airports or lounging on the beach, take a look at the following suggestions.

Do Your Research and Choose Wisely

Before you book your hotel or rental home, check out all of the amenities first! Does it have a gym? Are there nearby trails or safe roads to run on? Are there bikes to rent? It's better to figure this all out before the trip than to get there and have no backup plans at all. Also, don't forget your diet! If you are planning on cooking yourself, find a nearby grocery store and make sure that the place you choose to stay at has a kitchen you can use. And for those times you eat out, review the menus online before going.

Pack the Right Clothes

Always, always, always pack your gym clothes. Even if you can't find a gym nearby, you can head out for a morning run or you can incorporate some extra exercise into your vacation plans by hiking and exploring the city you are in.

Be Consistent

It's easier to maintain your normal healthy habits if you stay consistent with your behaviors. Whether it's sticking to that morning run, having the same breakfast, carrying a water bottle, or going for an evening walk, keeping those behaviors day-to-day will help you manage those healthy habits a lot better.

Walk Where You Can

Many vacation hot-spots provide a ton of things to do and see, but even if you are planning to sit on the beach for a week, walk as much as you can! Many cities offer plenty of guided walking tours, museums, and park trails that can keep you moving, and nearly every beach on the planet offers the perfect space to walk with your toes in the water. So go ahead  soak in the sights by adding in those extra steps.

Plan Active Activities

Of course this will depend on where you decide to vacation, but try to plan as many physical activities as you can! Join a guided hike, surf in the open waters, or zipline through the trees. The options are endless and it's a great way to make the most of your trip!

Staying Healthy and Fit While Traveling

Nobody chooses to skip vacation and stay home because they still have three pounds to lose, but many people do wonder how to maintain their health and physical fitness while they are away. It really isn't as difficult as it may seem, just try to fit your healthy habits into your vacation as much as possible. Consistency is key!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chino Hills, Calif.

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