I met a wonderful trainer out in Corvallis, Oregon. We’ve been sharing some training ideas, and I came across this great article she wrote about staying active while traveling. I asked if I could share it with my readers. John and I are about to head across the country to San Jose, CA for our Life Shotz conference, and I will definitely be packing my workout clothes! Jessica wrote this article pertaining to the Labor Day weekend, but I think we can apply it to any trips we have in the near future! Let me know what you think!
Going somewhere this holiday weekend? Don’t let that stop you from getting physical activity. There have been lots of research articles and news stories published lately about the dangers of sitting for long periods of time. So, while lounging at the beach or hanging out at a backyard BBQ may be in your plans this weekend, see if you can mix it up by accumulating bits of exercise throughout the day. You might even be able to convince a friend to join you.
Here are some strategies for having a more active vacation:
1. Plan trips that involve getting exercise. Skiing, canoeing , backpacking, and fly fishing can be relaxing, enjoyable, and physical all at the same time.
2. Explore on foot or by bike rather than by motorized transport. If you’re visiting a big city like New York or Chicago, see how far your legs can take you. Or if you’re in the countryside, rent some cruiser bikes and go for a ride.
3. Do some airport yoga. Even if you’re not flying from San Fransisco, you can make the airport your yoga studio. Find a quiet corner in an empty terminal and let your inner yogini shine.
4. Play some games with the kids. Put the electronics off limits this weekend and play some good, old-fashioned games. Adults can play too. Wiffle ball, lawn darts, horseshoes, and miniature golf will get you off your rear end and having a great time with the family.
5. Schedule time for a workout. You schedule time for everything important in your life: work, family get-togethers, hair appointments, and watching the big game. Why not exercise? Sign up for a morning kickboxing class or program an alarm on your phone to remind you to go for a jog. Make exercise a priority every day.
You will find yourself much more relaxed and rejuvenated if you take a little bit of time every day to move your body. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
JessBee Personal Training & Yoga
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