Look, a lot of the useful tips and tricks that apply to bigger travel groups are inclusive of individual travelers as well, so even if you’re a solo traveler you can benefit greatly out of the secrets I use to account for the health and fitness of my traveling-gang of a family! How do we do it?
Setting Realistic Health and Fitness Goals
Be realistic about what you can achieve in a day. This will probably mean there’ll be lots of trial and error in the beginning.
I started off by keeping a journal of what we get up to over the typical day, with the typical day being one on the road, of course. We have to learn about and adjust to a new environment very quickly, after which time it becomes clear how much time you can allocate to those activities that contribute towards maintaining good health and fitness.
You then need to be realistic about what you can achieve, tweaking things where required in order to account for what you need to do in order to meet your fitness goals.
A realistic goal, if you’re a travel-loving mother and wife, for instance, cannot be to have a six-pack of abs. If something extreme like that is indeed your fitness goal, its perusal should be something which you monetize!
Of course, you cannot neglect other aspects of your health just because you are travelling. Make sure that you have an insurance plan that will cover any kind of medical emergencies that occur while you are on the road. If an issue comes up with your kid’s braces while you are on the road you don’t want to have to fly home to have it addressed!
Making Health and Fitness Part of the Core Travel Lifestyle Routine
In our case, one of our favorite family activities, no matter where we go in the world, is to enjoy some physical activity associated with water, like swimming in between all the time spent at the beach.
We always ensure to stretch those activities to get in some extra physical activity, like choosing to hike back to our base instead of catching a taxi.
Otherwise as a traveler you can make sure to keep the motivation high by booking into those accommodations which provide access to resident health and fitness facilities. The point is health and fitness has to be built into the core lifestyle routines associated with your travels.
Involving a Third-Party Accountability Authority
Creating a rewards-based system is the key to succeeding in addressing the travelers’ health and fitness issue. Seek more information about how you can involve a competent accountability authority to sort of “report to” so that you don’t have to rely on yourself as the sole authority to ensure you stick to your health and fitness plans. A personal trainer or consulting coach is a good choice, because sometimes motivation needs to come from an external source.