If during the rest of the year we are used to exercising, the holidays do not have to be different, or we can consider them as a rest, as long as we take care of our diet
For many holidays are synonymous with excesses in food and drink.
If we add a total rest plan where we are just lying in the sun on the beach, it is easy to understand why when we return home we have several kilos of more.
In this article we give you some tips so that you can maintain your diet and exercise on your rest days.
Holidays, diet and exercise: do they go hand in hand?
If you've spent all year practicing sports and eating healthy: why change your holiday habits? Although it may seem illogical, for many people this is the usual.
It also happens in those who in the remaining 11 months do not pay attention to the diet and are sedentary. When we return to our home after the well-deserved rest, we do not want to weigh ourselves and we flee from the tight clothes to the body.
The important thing is not to be extremist: not to obsess over the figure in the holidays or to abandon yourself to a few days full of excesses. We can enjoy the beach, the mountain or the field without too many changes in weight or silhouette.
For this we must be very aware of what we eat, the activities we do and our habits. The holidays should not be a resounding change in our routine.
Tips to maintain the diet and exercise during vacations
There are many benefits of eating healthy and practicing sports to forget about them during vacations.
Even not working or having so many obligations can be the perfect excuse to worry about our health and our well-being.
Pay attention to the following tips to follow the diet and exercise during the break:
- Be careful with the "all inclusive"
This popular system where you can eat and drink without paying extra can be the main enemy of your health. However, you can also take advantage of it to take care of yourself.
Breakfast cereals, fruits and skimmed yogurt for example.
For lunch and dinner opt for vegetables or fish and for snacks choose fruit, smoothies or infusions.
- Adapt your exercise routine
Take advantage of the fact that you do not have to go to the office to wake up early and practice sports early in the day.
It is the ideal time, because the temperature is still not overwhelming and because there are usually fewer people on the beach or the hotel gym.
You can also do exercises at sunset after relaxing in front of the sea.
Water is essential when we exercise and have a healthy diet, and that should not disappear if we are on vacation.
Take a bottle of water in your bag and during the day eat cold fruits or infusions to avoid dehydration and eliminate toxins.
- Do not lose good habits
Do not lose good habits
Going to a restaurant for dinner on vacation is perfect, but try not to be a habit to stuff yourself with food.
If you eat healthy all year round and do not "throw overboard" all the effort. Try to make the intakes are similar to those you do at home or work.
- Search company
Since on vacation your partner or your friends do not work either, you can take advantage of exercise accompanied.
Running, walking along the seashore, climbing a mountain, riding a bicycle or simply walking a city on foot is always more fun if you are accompanied.
- Try other sports
If on your holidays you usually go to the beach, do not lock yourself in the hotel's gym.
Try other specific disciplines of the place like, for example, surfing, rowing, diving or even adapt your exercises to the arena: volleyball, tennis, soccer ... Everything is allowed.
If you choose to go to the mountains or the countryside, it's time to ride a bike, run or walk! The natural environment is much more comforting and healthy than the gym equipment.
Feel how fresh air enters your lungs, practice trekking, encourage yourself to climb ... There are thousands of options.
- Make an exercise plan
Who says that in the holidays the routines are not allowed?
Although everything is a bit more flexible in terms of schedules and obligations, the truth is that they are also the ideal time to do things for which we do not have time all year.
You can even train more than in other times. Create an exercise plan with your coach or based on your abilities.
- Avoid free buffets
They are more affordable and have many options for eating, but they can also become a bane.
Buffet restaurants make us eat more food for the simple fact that we can serve ourselves again and again without extra charges.
If your family or friends want to go to these establishments, there is no problem, as long as you take care of yourself and moderate with the dishes.
Do not forget that if you have been exercising endlessly throughout the year, it is likely that your body and muscles are overloaded.
Maybe it's good to take advantage of this work break to rest.
If you do not exceed the food and drink and perform daily activities (even if walking between tourist attractions or walking to the beach) you can also see the beneficial effects on your figure.
- Do not obsess
It is perfect to do sport and diet to keep us healthy and strong, but you also have to give a break to the body.
Do not restrict the desire to enjoy an ice cream or an exotic high calorie dish, nor do you feel guilty if one day you do not exercise.
The extremes are never good.