Summer vacations are certainly a time to unplug, relax and spend quality time with friends and family. They are definitely a time to treat yourself perhaps by sleeping in, enjoying some of your favorite foods and stepping away from your daily routine a bit. But not too much. Here’s why you should always workout on vacation.
Why You Should Always Workout On Vacation
Fight back against jet lag
Working out on vacation helps ease jet lag and helps to adjust to new time zones. Getting outside in the daylight can encourage your body to adapt to the current time and reset your internal clock.
Sleep more soundly
Getting in some exercise will help you sleep better and thus help further with symptoms of jet lag.
Stay on your routine
Exercising at your normal workout times will help you stay on your same routine. Even if you don’t exercise to the same intensity while on vacation, staying on your schedule with help you ease back into your routine once you return home.
Counteract extra calories
Eating out at restaurants while traveling invariably provides you with extra calories that you would not normally consume. Yes vacations are made for a little indulging. Working out on vacation helps to burn off some of those extra calories before you get home.
Try new things
Traveling often gives you the opportunity to try new activities and exercises that you may not normally do. Hiking, snorkeling, biking, rock climbing just to name a few. Checking out new fitness studios while traveling is also fun and many offer the first class for free. Win win!
Tell me-Do you typically workout on vacation? Why or why not?