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Summertime & Fitness: How to Stay on Track

 
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Summertime is rapidly approaching, which means school is out and summer travel is in! And although this change in season and mindset may seem like a reason to abandon your fitness routine, it’s quite the opposite. Sticking to your fitness goals all while having fun is easier than you might think!

Here are some tips to get your fitness on the go in the summertime.

UTILIZE TRAVEL TIME AS HYDRATION TIME

In order to avoid fatigue and dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your trip. Staying hydrated, especially when flying or spending long amounts of time in a car, is essential to an effective workout.

Here’s a tip: grab an aisle seat for those frequent bathroom breaks!

TAKE TURNS WATCHING THE KIDS

This summer, it may be difficult to find a babysitter during your 60 minutes of personal time at the gym. However, you and your significant other, friend, or family member can take turns watching the little ones. For instance, while one parent takes the workout, the other can take the kids to lunch at a restaurant nearby. After the workout is over, you’d switch!

USE WEARABLES AS FRIENDLY COMPETITION

On the go, you have to fit in activity wherever and whenever you can. This includes walking instead of Ubering or public transit. Considering wearing a Fitbit or heart rate monitor to track the number of steps you are taking each day. Not only will this help you stay on track, it’s motivation to take that evening walk along the beach!

 

CONSIDER A VACATION RENTAL INSTEAD OF A HOTEL

Eating healthy on vacation can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. With a kitchen nearby, you can be sure that you and your family stay on track with fitness goals. One way to do this is to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel. Not only will you be able to eat and cook healthily, but you can also take advantage of the extra space for some at home workouts!

 

Emily Parsons

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