We’ve all experienced it. Travel can make you tired, cranky, and more prone to sickness. Fortunately, there’s a way to turn travel into a far more pleasant experience – with exercise! Keep your body moving daily when you travel and you’ll be reward with a far better trip. Here’s why:
1: Exercise helps maintain your energy levels.
It may seem counterintuitive, but regular exercise will boost your energy levels. Research shows that exercise can fight fatigue, increase energy levels, and help maintain more constant energy throughout the day. Plus, regular exercise will help you fall asleep faster and experience more restful sleep – a huge plus while traveling!
2: Exercise will keep your digestion moving smoothly.
Travel can be a bit *ahem* rough on our digestive system, can’t it? Strange food, unfamiliar water, and changes in schedule can throw our whole system off. Exercise keeps your insides working properly and allows your digestive system to function at its best. So while you may not want to go for a heart-revving cardio workout while you’re feeling queasy, a nice walk, gentle strength training, and some stretching will get you back to feeling like yourself in no time!
3: Exercise can give your immune system a boost!
Unfamiliar germs are everywhere when you travel! So, give your immune system all the help it can get. Regular exercise will allow your immune system to function at its best and you’ll reap the benefits as your body fights off all those foreign sicknesses.
4: Stick to your routine to continuing making progress towards your goals.
There’s nothing worse than coming home from vacation and feeling like you have to immediately make up for all the “fun” you just had. Sure, we all eat more extravagantly while on vacation, but exercise while traveling will help offset your splurges. If you’re working towards a fitness goal, don’t give up just while you’re traveling – exercise wherever you are and you’ll come home feeling top notch!