June 26, 2021
CM Content Team
It is generally believed that travelling and exercising to stay fit don’t go hand in hand. However, we hate to break this to you but this is not the case. Yes, we are aware of the fact that planning for a vacation implies taking a break from the daily mundane routine but that doesn’t mean that you are going to turn yourself into a rucksack of potatoes! Right, isn’t it? Not following a fitness regime while vacationing will not only spoil your health (well, we all know that holidays are a time of overindulgence and over-treating ourselves), but will also make it tough for you to get back into pre-vacation shape and healthy routine once you return home.
Now, with all our above pep talk, you must be all geared up to include some sort of physical activities while holidaying. But, you might be also thinking as to how would you exercise if the hotel doesn’t have an onsite gym, or there is no fitness and wellness centre located in the vicinity, or will you have enough time for that matter, or whether you should pack your gym clothes or not? But, fret not! We have got you sorted! For your convenience, we have shortlisted the best fitness hacks that are perfect for travelling. And, what’s more, to make things easier for you, Club Mahindra Resorts offer a wide range of fun, adventurous and mesmerising experiences (like mountain cycling, trekking, skiing, scuba diving and jogging) so that you can enjoy your vacation whilst keeping up with your ‘staying fit’ mantra.
7 Clever Ways to Stay Fit While Travelling
So, now without further ado, let us look at some of the amazing ways to stay fit while travelling.
Keep yourself active even during transit:
Whether you are travelling via air, sea or road, travelling from one place to another requires long sitting hours, which might prove detrimental for your health. But, you can incorporate some kinds of physical activities during the transit period. You ask how? Well, let us explain in detail. So, if you are travelling through the air, try to take a walk through the terminal, and if there is a long layover, you can hit the onsite gym. Or, if you are travelling via car, take stretching breaks in-between. Moreover, if you are travelling by train, take intermittent walks between the coaches. Additionally, make a habit of taking stairs and ditching the lift. Also, when opting for escalators, don’t simply stand; rather, walk on the escalators too.
Walk, walk and walk:
While on a vacation, people mostly prefer train, taxi or bus for sightseeing. These modes are undoubtedly convenient but when you are travelling, the best way to explore a new place is on foot. So, don your super comfortable shoes and get ready to discover hidden treasures, like a quirky lane or a vibrant market, which you won’t find in a travel guide or might be skipped in a hop-on/hop-off bus. In short, walking is not only the best travel exercise but is also a wonderful way of channelising your innate explorer.
Indulge in some yoga:
There is no doubt about the fact that making yoga a part of everyday routine is beneficial in infinite ways. However, when you are travelling, it might not be possible for you to devote a large amount of time. Instead, devote at least half an hour in the morning, before heading out for sightseeing, so that you feel energised. You can also perform some asanas at night in order to make sure you get a good and relaxed sleep. Moreover, some of the Club Mahindra Resorts also offer yoga and fitness activities, thereby helping you stay fit while travelling.
Go trekking and rock climbing:
Both trekking and rock climbing are two of the most incredible ways to stay fit while travelling. Offering an amazing experience of watching Mother Nature at its best, trekking and rock climbing are the two activities, which won’t make you feel that you are exercising. A perfect blend of fun, adventure and a good workout, both these activities are offered by many Club Mahindra Resorts, thereby making it easier for you to experience the thrill and excitement without giving up on your fitness routine.
Include trails and local parks in your itinerary:
Exploring local parks and nature trails on foot is one of the best things you can include in your itinerary. In order to ensure your safety, you can ask the hotel staff about safe routes and places for walking and/or running.
Rent a bicycle:
Biking is another great way to stay fit while exploring the town/city you are visiting. This way, you can explore so much more as compared to heading out in a taxi or bus. Club Mahindra Resorts offer different cycling tours and trails, which can be availed to explore the natural surroundings at their best, in addition to keeping up with the commitment of staying fit while travelling.
Indulge in water sports:
Indulging in water sports, like swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, water polo, snorkelling and parasailing, is another amazing way to ensure the addition of fitness activities while on a holiday. Exciting, thrilling and exhilarating, water sports not only add a pinch of adventure to your vacation but keep you fit and healthy as well. And, with Club Mahindra Resorts offering myriad marine adventures, you are sure to have an active and fun-filled vacation.
Conclusively, there is no doubt about the fact that travelling is great for mental health as it relieves stress and makes you feel rejuvenated. But, did you know that you can make it amazing for your physical health as well! Yep, you heard that right and that can only be done by indulging in the above-mentioned hacks for staying fit while travelling. So, next time, when you plan a vacation, don’t forget to include some sort of physical activities in your itinerary as well!
Thanks for reading the article. Also, which one of these hacks did you find very much helpful or what else would you like to add? We would love to hear from you, so do tell us in the comments section below.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.