Just because you are travelling doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go… or in my case, its a good reason to get back into shape (all that Oktoberfest Training I did back in Perth has started to take its toll).
Do It First Thing
Think of it as your morning meditation (exercise in the morning is more stimulating, and sustains you for longer). Clear your head before you start the day. Routines are important, even when travelling. Mixing in some physical activity 3 or 4 times a week, as well as all the walking you’re doing, and you should burn off those few beers and pizza slices in no time at all.
Go For A Run
The easiest form of exercise of course, is to go for a run. And why not use the opportunity to get your bearings, and explore your new surroundings?
Running is not the most effective cardio however, a better use of your 15–20 minutes a day would be a High Intensity Interval Training session (HIIT). If you haven’t heard of it, you can find more information here.
No Gym Required
Failing the time to get in some serious cardio, there are several exercises you can do given a small space, even in your hotel room. Click on the link to watch a YouTube video for each exercise (if you’re unsure what it is, or what the technique is).
is a guy who gave up his career and mortgage for solo long-term travel. He travelled extensively across Europe for a year before heading onward to North Africa. He is now planning a trip to Latin America. As always there’s sure to be plenty of laughs, tears, and misadventures along the way.