Are you jetting off somewhere nice this summer? Enjoying your holiday doesn’t have to mean you let unhealthy habits take over. Simply follow fitness expert Samantha Clayton’s guide to staying fit and healthy while you travel…
ARRIVE FEELING RESTED
Landing at your destination feeling relaxed is important if you want to be active on holiday and avoid stress, as this can often lead to unhealthy food choices. Earplugs, an eye mask, neck pillow and flight socks (to help with circulation in your legs) will make your journey more comfortable and help you feel rested and energised on arrival.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Keeping your body hydrated on the journey and throughout your holiday will help to keep your body working as it should. Remember: if you’re exercising and/or sweating in higher temperatures then you’ll need to drink even more than usual.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FOOD
Airport and airline food is often full of unhealthy, high-calorie ingredients so be prepared with convenient, calorie-controlled foods that can be enjoyed on the go, such as Herbalife Formula
1 Express Bars – a healthy meal replacement with fibre, protein and essential nutrients.
PLAN TO BE ACTIVE
You can’t exercise without your gym gear so don’t forget to pack it! Workout wear is practical and lightweight, and you can wear your trainers during your journey to keep you comfortable too. Before
you go, look up some good running routes or whether your hotel has a gym, and make being active part of your holiday by exploring the local area on foot or by bike.
NO EXCUSES: WORKOUT ANYWHERE!
Spending 15 minutes exercising on each day of your holiday will not only keep you on track to your goals but will make you feel better, and more able to enjoy those little indulgences. The exercises below can be done anywhere, any time, and do not require any equipment at all. Repeat the routine as many times as you can, and don’t forget to stretch before and after.
Written by Samantha Clayton, AFAA, ISSA; Director, Worldwide Fitness Education, Herbalife.