Always take the stairs
Don’t be fooled by the buffet
If you’re anything like me, hearing the word buffet breakfast will fill you with joy. My mind instantly goes to croissants and hashbrowns and all manner of other delicious breakfast items. Although it is really good to have a buffet once in a while on holidays, the freedom to choose as much as you want can be a trap. You can overeat and end up eating things you don’t even need or want.
Don’t let the buffet fool you. If you can choose a single meal, do so. Or if you’re at a buffet, try limiting your plates to one or two. Also, head to the fruit or salad section to not miss out on your daily dose of greens.
Choose the healthy food option
Watch your alcohol and coffee intake
Walk walk and walk some more
Carry your luggage
Get yourself a fitness program that doesn’t require a gym
One of the things I love about travelling to different places is seeing it from a different perspective: from a bike. I love hiring bikes or taking bike tours through cities and villages because it gives you the opportunity to go further, have some fun, see more, and get a workout in as well! Some of my favourite bike trips have been in Cambodia, Japan, Norway, and Vancouver.
Drink more water
I know I mentioned this above saying to drink more water than coffee and alcohol, but if you want to stay healthy while travelling abroad you need to drink more water. Period.
Water helps keep your body functioning at its best. When we are out and about travelling, it can often be forgotten. You don’t realise you need it until you’re dehydrated. Especially in cold, dryer climates.
Buy yourself a 1 or 2-litre water bottle to take with you on your travels and aim to drink at least two full bottles a day. Your body will thank you.
I try to meditate or take a moment out of my day to stretch and deep breathe every single day. Meditation can help recharge your batteries, quiet your anxious mind, and relax. There is an abundance of free apps that you can download to help guide your meditation or to listen to meditation music to help you relax. I highly recommend checking them out and making guided meditation a daily practice.
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