Stay Healthy While Travelling
Spring break is coming. For many, this means it's time for a vacation. Depending on your idea of vacation, this could mean taking in the sights in a big city or laying on the beach at an exotic resort. Either way, it's always easy to overindulge by always eating out, taking cabs, oversleeping, etc. But no matter what you do, there are simple ways to stay active while staying relaxed.
Carry your luggage. Bellhops and wheeled bags make moving luggage a breeze, but by carrying your own stuff, you'll work up a sweat and get your heart rate up while working your muscles.
Take the stairs. Skip the elevator. If you're staying in a room a few floors up, this will get you good, easy workout. If you're staying on too high of a floor to walk, take the elevator part way and the stairs the rest.
Walk. While you're out seeing the sights, skip the cabs and public transportation. Most big cities are fairly easy to navigate, and walking a few block in between destinations is a great way to stay moving.
Eat wisely. Many times it's necessary to eat out while on vacation, assuming you haven't brought your kitchen along. But by being choosy about where and what you eat, you can still eat healthy while on vacation. Eat local foods from local farmers, skip the burger and have a salad. You can enjoy yourself and still eat healthy.
Drink lots of water. It's easy to get dehydrated doing all this walking and stair climbing, especially if you're in a hot, sunny place. Drink water to stay cool and energized throughout your trip.