Taking a vacation is something everyone needs now and again, but that doesn’t mean while you’re away you need to take a vacation from your nutrition or exercise routines! Plan, and you’ll be able to stick to your fitness goals.
Right at the beginning, instead of stopping for a fast-food lunch on the way, pack healthy snacks in advance – yogurt, crackers, popcorn, and fresh fruit will all keep for the road trip to your destination.
If you don’t want to hit the gym on vacation, try other activities – swim laps in the pool, take walks or biking tours, and use hotel stairs instead of the elevator. If possible, take someone along with you – you’ll encourage each other.
Make sure you eat breakfast – if your hotel provides one, it’ll help keep hunger at bay and you can avoid overeating later in the day. And limit alcohol – a lot of festive mixed cocktails you may be tempted to indulge in are very high in calories.
Finally – sleep in! A lack of sleep may lead to weight gain, as research shows adults who sleep less than seven hours a night are often at a greater risk.
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