Should You Bother Keeping Fit On Vacation?
Many people worry about losing weight before they go on vacation and to a certain extent I understand this. Why on earth wouldn’t people want to shed a couple of pounds so they can fit into last year’s bikini? The problem comes when people take things further and actually watch what they do and eat when they are on vacation and there are both positives and negatives to this.
The Postives To Keeping In Shape On Vacation
The first major reason for keeping fit when you are away is the fact that all of your hard work would not have been for nothing. More often than not you will find that when you are on vacation you put the weight that you lost through dieting and exercise in the run up to the trip, back on again. This is a bit disheartening which is why people still continue to watch what they are doing when they are on vacation.
The easiest way to keep in shape is to swim in the pool after each meal as this is going to work off the food you have just eaten in no time at all. The great thing about swimming is that it works pretty much every muscle in the body. When I am on vacation this is the tactic I use to try and keep in shape.
Why You Should Just Let Your Hair Down
There is a reason people go on vacation and it is to wind down and relax! Don’t worry about what you are eating as you can always cut back down again when you arrive home. Vacation is all about trying new things so explore the foods that the country you are in has to offer. If the country has some of the worlds best ice-cream then feel free eat it! I tend to visit the buffet restaurants when I am in places like the US (love the US btw) and I just eat pretty much everything because I am on vacation and it is acceptable!
In reality I think the best option is to take a bit both and have your vacation in this way, this is what I tend to do and it works out fine. Eat as much as you like but don’t go too mad and perhaps go for a swim every now and again to assist in the process. Using this method you will find you will not only have a fantastic time but will come back feeling good too!