It’s the most wonderful time of the year. This is the time of the year in which many of us are traveling. Time in the car, airport and bus depot can lead to poor diet, too much sitting and stress. Here are a few travel tips to help get you through the holiday season without losing too much strength or adding too much adipose tissue.
Plan ahead with your meals. Carry some healthy snacks with you at all times. You do not want to rely on airport food in a pinch.
Carry your water with you. Too often when traveling people become dehydrated just do to poor planning so keep a water bottle with you at all times.
Give yourself a 30 minute training session. Don’t concern yourself with the specifics just move your body. The key is is to burn some calories, move your body and sweat a little. Keep it at 30 minutes as it is the holidays and you should be seeing family and friends.
If you are driving plan stops every hour to move. Set your timer on your phone and when it goes off find the next rest stop and get out and move your body!
Find a new gym where you travel. Most gyms offer day passes and this is a good way to try some new classes, machines or just a different training environment.
Take a family walk/hike. One of the best things that you can do for your body is become bipedal. We sit too much and need to walk. So before you take a nap, take a walk with some family and friends.
Do the Christmas bird count. Audubon Society has a yearly bird count, they use volunteers to count bird populations and it helps them access the health of the environment. Get outside, meet some new friends and help a great organization.
Here is your holiday travel training tips. None of these tips will help you become a top level powerlifter yet they will help you stay sane and in shape over the holidays.