Vacation is a great time to relax and eat yummy foods. The problem is no one wants to get home and feel out of shape and guilty.
While traveling, choose things that involve movement. While waiting for your flight to depart, walk around instead of just sitting. You are going to be sitting while flying, so walking around before you get on the plane is ideal. When you get to your destination, check your stamina but try to make plans that require movement. Find walking tours, rent bicycles, find a museum to explore, walk through an interesting neighborhood.
Even while vacationing, wake up early and move. Here are some easy exercises that don’t use any equipment and can easily be done in or around the hotel. These might just help you stay in shape while having fun.
1. Calf Raises
This will keep your lower legs strong for all that walking you will be doing. Begin by standing flat then push yourself up on your toes. Repeat this 15 to 20 times. If your balance isn’t too good, do this near a wall to help with balance.
This helps to strengthen your core along with your lower body. Begin by bending forward then arch your bottom back to a chair. Repeat this 15 times. By using a chair, this prevents you from squatting too low and causing harm to yourself.
3. Bed Sit-ups
Having good core strength is very important for activities we do every day. A way to improve yours is begin by lying down with your legs hanging off the bed but have your feet flat on the ground. Now sit up. Repeat this 15 times.
4. Balance on One Leg
Begin by standing on one leg while barefooted. Your other leg should be bent. Place your arms out to your sides and hold the position for 15 seconds. Repeat this with the other leg. This exercise is best done first thing in the morning. Do five repetitions for every side. If your balance isn’t that great, just do this for five seconds instead of ten. Begin there and work your way up to ten seconds. When ten is no longer a challenge, go for 30.
5. Floor Stretch
Lie flat on the floor and extend your arms over your head. Point your toes. Roll on one side and return to a standing position. Repeat this five times. This exercise is simple but very effective. It works a lot of muscles in your body.
6. Forearm Plank
Begin by getting on the floor and placing your forearms on the floor. Make sure your elbows are aligned below your shoulders. Keep your arms parallel to your body about shoulder-width apart. Extend your legs behind you. If this is too hard, you can bend your knees to lower the strain on your back. You should look at the floor instead of trying to look forward. This will cause strain on your neck. Hold this between 15 and 30 seconds. Relax, and repeat five times.