The scenario: You’ve been working out, eating well, getting sleep, tending to your mental health and practicing self-care, buuuutttt you have trips on the horizon and are afraid you’ll get off track.
Here's the good news: camping makes it easy to keep your fitness goals on track without feeling like you're sacrificing all the fun of a getaway.
Get ready to stay active, relax and unwind during your stay with these fitness tips:
That’s right; your vacation fitness can start before you even step foot in the campground or hit the trails.
There's so much research about the dangers of long periods of sitting (see: this), side effects include chronic pain, back pain, spine injury and slower metabolism. That’s why it’s so important to be conscious of how long you’ll be seated while en route to vacation.
Make it a goal to break up your drive with 30-minute breaks every one and a half hours.
Use this time to stretch, exercise (think walking around or light calisthenics), and grab a light snack if you need it.
When you're looking around at campgrounds, it's important to choose one that has lots of amenities that will help you stay active. Here are a few things that make Chesapeake Bay KOA a great campground for staying fit:
Wellness and vacation do not have to be mutually exclusive. With apps, wristbands and smartphones, it’s effortless to keep track of your activity (steps, heart rate, calories).
Start the morning with a personal goal, formulate a plan, and own the day.
Challenge your vacation buddies to an activity – a little competition is always fun!
Sleep is critical to maintaining physical and mental health – especially on vacation. Between the drive, set-up and hours spent in the sun, you and your crew will be wiped out!
Aim for at least 8 hours a night to feel rejuvenated by the start of each new day.
See, staying fit while on vacation is completely doable and practically stress-free!
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