Being fit generally means the ability to perform well in a wide gamut of circumstances considered physically taxing. Being fit for some people could mean the ability to fit into a favorite pair of jeans or a certain outfit for an upcoming event. For others, being fit simply means being in good shape because it ultimately translates to being in good health.
With that being said, while it is not easy to shed off the extra pounds and look trim and maintain overall fitness, it becomes a lot more challenging when you have to remain fit even when travelling. Keeping fit is a life-long plan which should be part and parcel of your daily routine. This therefore becomes a challenge when you have to maintain your fitness plan when away or a business or leisure trip. How do you travel fit and ensure you do not blow up in a matter of days what you have worked hard to build for so many years?
- The first tip to travel fit is to ensure you carry with you sufficient amounts of water. Water is known to keep the body metabolism active and to flush out harmful toxins from the body. In addition to that, cold water in particular is believed to help accelerate the pace at which you lose weight. This is because with an active metabolism, the body will need to work extra hard in order to warm the cold water. This helps keep you fit as you burn the extra calories that your body wants.
- Traveling fit is also about avoiding bottled beverages. Closely related to the above-mentioned point, many people are tempted to ‘cheat’ on their fitness plan by taking calorie-laden beverages because they do not have water with them. It is normal to feel thirsty when you are traveling, and bottled beverages such as sodas are always handy. By carrying your own water, or buying distilled water instead of soda, you will be traveling fit and not blowing up your fitness plan.
- It is also important to plan your physical exercise program while away on a trip in advance. This could be as simple as booking a hotel that has a swimming pool facility, or as complex as finding a local gym near your hotel where you can sign up for the duration you will be in your new destination. This will largely depends on the period of time you plan to stay in your new destination. If it is just for a few days, a swimming pool facility could be all that you need.
- Save some money by talking walks to the beaches instead of renting a car. This is self explanatory in the sense that taking brisk walks to the beach will not only save you a substantial amount of money on car hire and taxi, you will also be staying fit in the process
- Traveling fit is also about planning your meals in advance. You need to ensure you eat nutritious and well balanced meals. Just because you are away from home does not mean you should eat whatever comes your way. Traveling fit in this case could mean carrying your packed food and preparing your meals for yourself in your new destination.
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By now most of us are aware that obesity has become a huge issue among Americans. There are tons of “fad” diets all over the internet and infomercials these days. With so many people claiming to have the secret to success, it can be hard to know what to trust when it comes to a proper diet plan. The truth is that if you are currently unconditioned physically then any exercise will be better than none.
One of the easiest ways to stay on top of your weight is just by staying active. An active lifestyle comes with a sense of accomplishment, and confidence. If you’re winded going up the stairs to your apartment everyday that may be a sign that your body needs more exercise. It’s easy to see that sled dogs, race horses, and even professional athletes must constantly exercise to stay at their best level, but we overlook how important activity is for us normal work going folks. For those of you who find it hard to come up with motivation or creative ways to exercise, here are a few tips to get you moving:
- Get Support From Friends and Family– If you’re going to make a change and stick with it, you will need some support. By making a network of people you can help motivate each other to reach your goals. Remember everyone is unique so don’t push yourself too far just because of a little competition.
- Invest in a Trainer– People will invest in their financial future by planning estates and purchasing insurance, but often over-look the future of their health. Investing in a certified personal trainer is a great way to create an individualized program that meets your specific goals. Trainers are great at helping you chart progress and stay positive as you get in shape.
- Park Further Away– The next time you go to the store, or head to the mall for some shopping, park a little further away. You can make it a personal challenge to walk a little bit further each time. You’d be surprised at just how quickly walking adds up once you factor in all the errands for the week.
- Take a Class– If you used to love an activity growing up, find a place that offers that class and sign up for it. Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to dance, what better time to start than now? Perhaps you admire Lance Armstrong and always wanted to give cycling a try. Most gyms have cycling classes that are fun and great for cardiovascular exercise. Whatever you are interested in, get out and do it!
Ultimately getting healthy and staying active is about making a decision and sticking to it. Determination is key when it comes to diet and exercise. Set a goal, and don’t give up until you reach it!
Micah Castro is a freelance writer for Arizona Probate Law. The expert probate law attorneys at JacksonWhite can provide you with the peace of mind that you are looking for in planning your will or estate.
I’ve worked as a personal trainer for five years now and during my time in the industry both in a professional capacity and through training in my own time I’ve noticed a common trend amongst gym goers that consistently fail to get results. In my experience I find that people who want to build muscle and loose fat – that is 99% of males that enter the gym – make their task way more complicated than it should be by working themselves into a state of confusion about everything they listen to and read about muscle building and fat burning.
I can say with my hand on my heart that the reason most of these individuals are failing in their physique conquests is because they are talking, thinking and reading too much, and not doing nearly enough. Take two trainers, A and B, both are very enthusiastic:
A spends all his time reading all the literature on fitness that he can on muscle building, researching, talking to peers and personal trainers when he does go the gym, he takes everything he hears as gospel truth is unable to develop a consistent workout plan because he keep changing his mind about what ‘works’
B doesn’t pay much attention to any fitness publications in the media, instead of spending his time reading an in-depth study about whether or not you can emphasize the lower chest by doing decline bench presses, he gets in the gym, and works his ass off. He doesn’t worry about if what he’s doing was endorsed in the latest issue of muscle and fitness, or panic when he realizes he’s forgotten his protein shake.
Of these two types of trainer, B is poised to make quicker, more impressive gains. This is because trainer A’s body does not recognize that he spends hours research what ‘the best form of whey protein is’. B simply gets in the gym, moves some iron around, shocks his muscles, then goes home and eats some meat. While he could improve in some areas by swatting up on nutrition and work out plans, he is far more likely to make progress than A who over-thinks things.
Because of this restrictive mindset, trainer A will always find it hard to get out the blocks because he is so indecisive. I can tell you right now that success in the gym is not based on what you do (the types of exercises) but how often you do it. A consistent trainer doing 3×8 all the time will always trump the trainer that does powerlifting-type training for a week then switches to crossfit. The bottom line: Don’t worry, get in the gym, do your stuff, get out, swat up if you have time, love training.
Joe is an experienced personal trainer and is currently working as a freelance copywriter for a company that sells cheap washing machines . You can follow him on twitter @ joe__johnson__