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14 Best Ways to keep yourself fit and healthy while traveling

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Let’s start this way if you take fitness as a key focus in your life, and you think how you can stay fit when you are traveling. How can you keep working out and continue to enjoy your trip too? How can you stay healthy to explore more?

Then there is the answer.

This article will give you all the proven ways that you can do to keep yourself fit and healthy on your trip.

Travel is a great way to rejuvenate your inner being and so does staying fit. Both will boost your confidence and strength to a new level.

But it seems often we find ourselves caught in the moment of enjoyment so much that we tend to forget the importance of staying healthy when you are traveling.

So, from my experience, I am giving my audience 14 best and easy ways to keep yourself fit and healthy while traveling.

Don’t skip your breakfast during traveling

Starting your day with a good and healthy breakfast is crucial as it gives you the energy for the rest of the day. Try to include oatmeal, cereal, eggs, yogurt, juice and add a bowl of fruits in your breakfast menu.

What is the best part of travelling? 

Indulging yourself in eating local delicacies even at your breakfast. Now, who doesn’t love spicy and yummy foods but why to make yourself sick by eating those?

Try to avoid making unhealthy choices of food.

Many hotels offer complimentary breakfast. Choose to stay in those hotels and take the benefit of enjoying a full healthy meal without spending an extra penny.

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Healthy Breakfast

Avoid eating junk food

That’s what I was talking about on the above mentioned point.

When you are out wandering around the place, try eating the traditional cuisine of that place instead of end up eating burger and fries from nearby McDonald’s or KFC.

Think of nutritious food. To keep your body fit and healthy. you have to eat good food which is the basic thing that you have to keep in mind.

You can bring snacks with you like granola bar, cookies which will keep you full while traveling.

Explore the local food more, it will make memories, and you will take home new experiences in the end.

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Avoid eating Junk food

Avoid drinking Alcohol

You are in Bahamas or Bali and your wife actively keeping you away from alcohol. Well! she is intelligent to do that. She is taking care of you.

It is always better to avoid drinking alcohol when you are traveling. Alcohol distracts a person, and it leads to unforeseen consequences.

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There are plenty of other kinds of drinks that you can try like summer mock tail or even cocktail is good only if you have one glass. 

You mustn’t invite danger into your doorstep.

But still, for enjoyment, you can have a glass of wine too. Enjoyment is what needed after all.

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Avoid consuming alcohol

Drink enough water

Everyone on this earth knows drinking water is a basic necessity to keep ourselves hydrated which is very important during traveling.

You must carry with you a 1 litre of bottle everywhere. Refill it when gets empty. Particularly, when you are traveling on a humid tropical destination water is the prime thing that will keep you the best. 

Make sure to keep a bottle of water always with you and drink as much as you can. It is crucial to keep your body hydrated and stable. 

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Drink More Water

Eat frequently while traveling

It is advisable to always keep enough travel snacks with you like dry fruits, biscuits, protein bar or nuts.

Traveling can be exhausting, and you will get hungry. You will need to eat to regain your strength. You might not always get a restaurant nearby so eating travel snacks a couple of times a day will keep you energized. 

I prefer carrying a box of mixed nuts, chocolates, and some biscuits when I travel. I eat at a short interval of time, so these travel packs of mine always help me. 

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Eat more frequently

Go for an early morning walk

Avoid going to a hotel gym instead take an early morning walk, look around the area and explore. Traveling doesn’t stop you from walking.

You will end up burning calories, and the effort will make you feel light and energetic. Traveling involves physical exhaustion not just fun so an early morning walk will keep you motivated the entire day.

I start my day by sipping a cup of tea, and then I go for a walk. You can do the same or reverse but starting your day with a morning walk will boost your positivism and brings forth a fresh mind.

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Early morning walk

Get sufficient sleep

When you are traveling getting an adequate amount of peaceful sleep is essential.

You may travel by flight or train or car, whichever mode of transport is it but it won’t give you a good decent sleep.

Naturally, you may remain irritated and nausea which will eventually ruin your travel day. Your body gets tired, and proper rest will help recover both your body and tired mind.

You can sleep for about 6-7 hours after reaching the hotel. Just get fresh, eat something and sleep. Then you can start your journey or work.

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Proper Sleep

Drink Tea instead of Coffee

Tea revitalizes your energy. I mostly carry tea bags and a bottle of hot water with me. Whenever I feel, I pour hot water into my cup and dip the tea bag into it.

You don’t have to carry tea everywhere. Tea is always available everywhere, in flights, airports, or at malls. People prefer coffee more over tea but tea keeps your mind and mood fresh and light.

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Consume Tea

Do usual fitness exercises at your hotel room

Maybe you don’t feel like to hit the gym because you are in a holiday mood.

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Still, you can start a quick 10-15 minutes of usual exercise at your hotel room. You can start with stretching, push-ups, plank, and squat.

Enough to kick-start your day.

I mostly skip work out in a gym when I am on holiday with family. Instead, I do these basic exercises that I mentioned above. It gives me a happy feeling, and it will provide you with too, give it a try.

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Some usual exercise

 Eat fresh fruits every day

Maintaining a healthy eating habit even on a trip can be exciting and challenging. You are on holiday, traveling to places exploring local foods and street foods. You are experiencing a life time of enjoyment. 

Eating fruits every day keeps you fit and health. So, if you are thinking that I am on a holiday spree so will enjoy eating street foods, skip that thinking. Stay fresh and healthy, you will see your travel experience will be fruitful.

But my suggestion is at least having a bowl of fruits or smoothie a day. It will balance your nutrition values.

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eat fruits daily

Go for a bicycle ride

I love cycling. It is an excellent form of physical activity. If you are too lazy to wake up early and go for a walk then probably nothing can beat cycling around the city. Pack your backpack, get a rental bike and roam around by cycling.

One can explore more when on a bike. It is comfortable and environment-friendly. The government of each county now trying to promote ‘Eco-tourism’, bicycle tour is a way to maintain eco-friendly tourism. (read what Nomadic Matt has to say about eco-tourism.

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Bicycle ride for staying fit during traveling

Go for a hike

Hiking is an excellent way of physical activity. Miles of walking amidst nature will give you courage and an opportunity to discover yourself.

Wear fitness band; you can track your fitness record instantly.

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Take the stairs more

Escalator is good and comfortable I know but what stairs can benefit you escalator can’t.

Say no to an escalator and start taking the stairs. It is a good work out, going up and down through stairs.

An active and easy workout method. Although I am a bit idle to use the stairs every time, it is still the best thing to do to keep your body functioning well.

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Take the stairs

Go for swimming on a beach holiday

Suppose your holiday destination is a beach. Forget about your usual workouts, go and dive into the deep blue sea. Swim and conquer the waves. One of the best physical activity.

It doesn’t have to be a sea or ocean. Almost all the resorts have a swimming pool, and you can practice swimming there for an hour.

Note: It is only for them who can swim.

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Opt for Swimming


These are some of the simple ways to stay fit and healthy while traveling. Stay fit, and you will enjoy your trip even more.

If you haven’t yet started doing exercises and fitness workout, then start with taking a small step towards your goal. Remember, with fitness and healthy mindset you can overcome many hurdles on your way to traveling.


Hello, I am Paulomi Dutta, a passionate blogger, content creator, a travel enthusiast, and a hard-core movie-lover from Pune, India. I am happily married for 4 years now and like to help other couples by providing them relationship advice to attain happiness in marriage. I am the author and founder of Worldupclose.in


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