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KEEPING FIT WHILE TRAVELING: THE HOTEL HIIT

11 Sep

Are you worried about missing your gym sessions while traveling? Well, who says you have to skip your workout because you’ll be on the move? You can stay fit without feeling too guilty about eating and enjoying your delicious travel foods. Since staying fit is a criterion for good health, you can try out these training tactics and Hotel HIIT even if your hotel doesn’t have a gym.

What’s the Big Deal with Keeping Fit?

Traveling is a time to unwind and relax, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect the hard work you’ve put in to your fitness goals. When you allow yourself to just “enjoy the moment” and flow with new cuisines, parties, and relaxation, there’s the assumption that you’ll forget to pay attention to your body and give it the required training and exercises to keep it in shape. So why is it important to keep up some type of workout routine while you’re traveling?

  • When your body is fit, you experience reduced levels of stress.
  • Exercises improve your energy level.
  • The right foods and a healthy diet (most of the time) will keep you from experiencing the sluggish crash or crazy cravings when you’re trying to enjoy your vacation.
  • Most of all, life is good when your body is happy.

How to Turn Your Hotel Room To a Gym

If your hotel doesn’t offer a fitness center, don’t panic! The beautiful part of turning your room into a private gym is that all you need is your body and some ground space for a great workout. Who ever said your body had to depend on a gym? People who like to make excuses, that’s who!

The Hotel HIIT

This high-intensity-interval-training involves intense exercises that allow you burn fat at a faster rate. How does it work? You engage in a variety of exercises for 20-30 minutes with a series of 15-30 seconds intervals in between. This repeated burst of exercises and short breaks speed up your heart rates and keep your entire body active for a good amount of time.

Here are some exercises you can try out during your HIIT:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Crunches
  • Planks
  • High Knees
  • Push Ups
  • Jump Squats
  • Leg Lifts
  • Burpees

For example, to create a hotel HIIT workout with the above ten exercises, you can do a 1 minute plank and then have a 30-second break. Repeat this process with each of the other exercises. Push yourself, but try not to overdo it. This type of workout is beneficial for all fitness levels, but it’s important to listen to your body and find balance with this training pattern.  Keep your stopwatch on if you like, and if possible, wear a fitbit to monitor your heart rate and track your progress.

Don’t Skip the Fun

While it’s important to focus on your health and fitness, you shouldn’t let it take over your vacation or traveling experiences. Eat as healthy as you can, especially foods rich in protein, fruits, and vegetables, but give yourself a break and leave room to indulge on new local foods and drinks. Try not to get too carried away with those liquid calories. Keep yourself hydrated. Take walks, go hiking, use bikes when going to new places, choose the stairs instead of elevators, and just live your life. You can always enjoy the best of your health when you don’t forget to love yourself and give your body what it deserves. Don’t be reckless just because you’re traveling. Who knows, you may just find the boost you’ve been needing to kick your fitness goals into high gear.

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