When travelling from one city or country to the next, it’s so easy to enter into a state of gluttony and laziness. Sampling local cuisine becomes a regular activity, and the thought of going to the gym would never begin to cross your mind. However, you have to ensure that you stay fit and healthy whilst travelling so you are able to tackle any situation you find yourself in and make the most of the whole experience, and fend off any illness or disease along the way. This helpful guide will allow you to make the right decisions whilst abroad, to help you enjoy your trip to its maximum potential.
Control Your Diet
Finding out what’s inside your food when in a foreign country is usually quite a task, especially if you’re not clued up on the language and you’re pretty far from home. There are a few simple rules that can help to make sure you stick to a healthy diet when buying cooked food, so try to translate them in whatever language you need and have them to hand when ordering. The very first question to ask is whether the meal is fried or boiled, as this can have an enormous impact on the nutrition of any dish. Identify the source of the meat and opt for vegetable based dishes where possible to avoid the possibility of food poisoning. Take advantage of whatever natural sources your new location has to offer, as each specific area will boast its own specific fruit or vegetable plant that thrives there. Raw food like salads are always a great option to ensure you are getting the vitamins and nutrients you require, and the more colours you can incorporate the healthier it will be.
Adapt Your Exercise
Finding the time, space and equipment to exercise can put you off the idea of working out completely. But it’s not actually that hard to burn up a sweat without these things, as a short burst of exercise using moves that harness your bodyweight to replace equipment are so easy to do. By finding a beginners manual for calisthenics will help you understand how to create your own routine, of moves that will build your strength and burn excess fat, anywhere in the world. Take the stairs wherever possible, and opt for a push bicycle instead of a motorbike for shorter distances. There are many small changes you can make that can build up to have a big impact, so consider your movements carefully and encourage your friends to head out with you on a hike or trek and make the most of your current surroundings.
This guide should hopefully provide you with the information you need to stay in shape whilst travelling from place to place. Whether you’re in Turkey or Thailand, the same measures can be implemented to ensure you eat the right nutritious foods, and manage to keep your muscles and metabolism working to their full potentials and ward off any illnesses.