5 easy ways to be fit when traveling
Besides being a professional travel blogger, I’ve been also dedicating my free time to learning about healthy lifestyle already since 2006.
I’m a certified fitness health coach focusing on raw vegan diet and yoga. When in Slovakia, I also organize raw vegan courses and detox courses.
Find my top 5 things to do to stay fit below.
5 easy ways to be fit when traveling
Since I tried yoga for the first time in Bocas del Toro in Panama in May 2012, it’s become my favorite kind of exercise. I’ve also attended some yoga retreats in different places, such as Costa Rica or Bali. I really believe yoga is one of the easiest kinds of ”sports” (if you can even call it a sport) to practice on the road. You don’t need anything but yourself and 2 square meters of space. And maybe a yoga mat. If you do prefer to travel with your own mat, then I recommend you to design your yoga mat with Bags of Love. I ordered my beautiful yoga mat from them as well. It puts a smile on my face each time I unroll it to practice.
Green smoothies with super foods are the best thing ever! They are definitely my favorite drinks. If not for smoothies, I would never get as many greens and super foods that might taste that great. When I am at home in Slovakia, I use 3G Herakles blender from Klarstein to blend fruit with greens and super foods. And when on the road, I try to get smoothies whenever possible. They are super easy to digest but remember to ”chew” them as well because the carb digestion starts thanks to the enzymes in saliva.
TIP: Check also my English ebook How to be fit (not only) traveling or its Slovak version Surova strava a cestovanie.
In the video below you can learn how to make one of my favorite smoothies in less than 6 minute:
Personally I don’t like running or jogging, but I LOVE walking. Walking is very natural for us which is why I so enjoy it. I try to go for a walk every single day and avoid using public transportation. On average, I walk more than 7 km per day.
I check my steps on Fitbit stepper. If you are from Slovakia, you can get your Fitbit via Fitendo. You might not realize but walking burns loads of calories and it doesn’t even feel like exercise. Hiking also counts, of course. So move your butt and go out to explore.
4. Intermittent fasting
Have you ever heard of 16-hour intermittent fasting? It simply means you won’t eat anything for 16 hours. You can drink water/tea but no solid food whatsoever. IF is super beneficial for us: it stimulates brain, improves digestion and immune system; and gives your body a chancee to repair cells and remove waste from them. IF also lowers insuline levels and diabetes type 2. Next time stop freaking out you cannot get breakfast/dinner because you are somewhere far, you forgot about it, or it’s too expensive. Just remember not eating and thus giving a break to your digestion is a great thing.
Check out my video about intermittent fasting to find out more:
5. No sugar
When I say no sugar, I mean white/brown sugar (table sugar). I am not talking of fructose found in fruit and vegetables because that one is great for you and your body needs it for energy. Remember, that sugar can be found in many meals, such as sweets, cakes, pastry, bread, processed meals etc. so always check the ingredients when buying something at the store. Alternatively, ask the cook to make you the meal without sugar. Stay away also from artificial sweeteners as they have adverse health effects.
Extra TIP: Do you like working out in a gym? But when on the road, you find yourself in another city, unfamiliar territory. You’re motivated, but time is limited. Where to work out? How to find a gym?
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For more information on this topic, I recommend you to check out my popular English ebook How to be fit (not only) traveling or its Slovak version Surova strava a cestovanie.
Love how much healthy stuff you can get in your body from just 1 smoothie, definitely a great life hack particularly when you are traveling! Thanks for your tips.
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
Thanks so much Tommy. I love smoothies, too!