F45 Trainer Jessica King reveals 3 mistakes people make when trying to stay healthy on holiday. She reveals how you can keep your exercise regime going whilst soaking up the sun, sea and sand
Exercising on holiday can be hard to maintain, especially when you’re in vacation mode, making it easy to throw you off your workout game.
‘The most important thing to remember is that going on holiday is about taking a break from your everyday life, unwinding, and having fun,’ says Jessica King, Trainer at F45 Training Mill Hill.
‘You shouldn’t feel any pressure or guilt to exercise on holiday. I love training when I’m away as it feels good to keep my body moving (and I struggle to sit still all day), and these tips will really help if you’re unsure on where to start.
a few days off training won’t ruin all the progress you have made
‘But I also know taking a break is important, a few days off training won’t ruin all the progress you have made and may actually do your body some good.
‘You worked hard for your holiday so go and enjoy it. You can always get back into your routine and pick up where you left off as soon as you get home’.
Here are Jessica’s expert tips on the mistakes to avoid when exercising on holiday, and how you can keep your exercise regime going whilst soaking up the sun, sea and sand.
Mistake #1 You’re exercising at the wrong time of day
When abroad in a hot climate, there are times of the day that you should avoid exercising. It is so important not to overheat and dehydrate, so working out first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day, is key.
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Mistake #2 You’re going overboard on holiday cuisine
Of course, when on holiday, you want to enjoy and indulge without thinking of dieting. That is normal and acceptable, but it’s important not to go overboard if you are trying to cautious of your health and fitness whilst you’re away.
There are easy ways to do this without feeling restricted, such as opting for lighter meals in the day and avoiding snacking in between meals – you will feel a lot better for it.
Try some local, fresh cuisine that you wouldn’t usually eat at home, or something you have never tried before. You will find wherever you go there will always be lighter options available but still feel like you are enjoying your holiday.
Mistake #3 You’re trying too hard to stick to routine
Rather than trying to maintain your usual fitness regime that you stick to at home, try switching it up when you’re abroad. If you have access to a pool, swimming is a great form of exercise (and a perfect way to cool off from the sun).
Lots of hotels offer sports and activities, so get involved and try something new. Or perhaps try a run on the beach first thing in the morning, or early evening. This change in routine can help you stay on track with the bonus of beautiful holiday views!
If you are fan of F45 Training, you could even see if there are any studios near to where you are and get yourself booked in, that way your training can feel familiar to your usual routine.
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