You’re on vacation and need a lot to break away from the demands of everyday life, but you don’t want to blow your training routine in the process-you’ve worked hard to keep it going. what to do?
You might be thinking about packing yoga mats, free weights, and resistance bands to keep them going, but before that, here are some tips from local fitness experts to help you literally lose weight. .. Leave a little extra space in the trunk of the car.
According to Jeffrey Harrison, personal trainer and owner of Jeffrey S. Harrison Fitness in Lower Pottsgrove Township, one important thing to consider when it comes to fitness during the holidays is consistency.
“The more consistent things are, the better the results,” says Harrison.
There are many things you can do in a vacation environment to keep yourself active so that you have no problems returning to your normal training schedule when you return.
“You can go kayaking, running, walking, biking and staying consistent,” he said.
The idea is not to try to duplicate your workout at home by bringing the equipment to your vacation destination, but instead use something that’s free to use on land or underwater.
“There are so many opportunities outdoors and there are ways to optimize them,” Harrison said. “There are promenades, bike paths and beaches. Swimming in the ocean or bay is also a good source of activity.”
Overall, Jeffrey said vacation is not an excuse for not continuing physical activity every day, but one should not feel that one should have the same level of expectation.
“Training on vacation doesn’t have to be as complicated as training at home,” he said.
Harrison proposes to promise a certain amount of time in a day when you will concentrate on physical activity, but promises at a fixed time to do it as you might at home It’s OK not to do it.
“Time doesn’t matter as long as you’re embracing it,” he said, and some may still prefer to get up earlier than their family, get it done, and stay out of the way of the day. I added that I couldn’t.
But one of the best things to do on vacation is not everyday life, so explore new bike paths or group kayak trips.
Virtual personal training sessions are, of course, an option for those who feel they can never give up on their regular training routines, but Jeffrey says that vacation clients usually tend to sign up for this service he offers. Notice that there isn’t.
“We joking about it, and then no one picks me up about it,” he said.
Harrison reminds us that, ideally, vacation should be a step back.
“Life is so fast and everyone talks about how busy they are,” he said. “During the holidays, I have time to relax, recover, rejuvenate, and regain my concentration.”
Really living in a vacation experience can actually work in your favor when it comes to getting back on track when you return home.
“You will be in a better position to refresh and make better progress to achieve the goals you want to achieve,” he said.
Harrison said it would also be beneficial to unplug during the holidays. He personally checks his email in the morning and then turns off the phone for the rest of the day to avoid the anxiety of having to always check in with his tech device.
For those who are always linked to fitness trackers, Harrison suggests keeping them at home or pushing them away during the holidays to give the watch and yourself a break.
“For some people, who they are is very important. They are always looking at their numbers,” he said. “Try removing it from your watch for a vacation.”
Break is the time to take a break from monitoring your heart rate as you exercise and forget to count your steps and calories burned. Instead, just instruct them to do their daily physical activity without laces.
“Don’t worry about everything else,” Harrison said. “Move your body.”
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