Whenever my family goes on vacation, there’s always a lot of temptation. Whether it’s the fast food or just room service, you never can tell where you’ll pack on the extra calories. While I love lounging by the pool, there’s nothing better than planning exercise and cardio adventures with the family because it’s a natural way to stay fit even when you’re getting away from the routine. These are my tips to help you and your families stay healthy even when indulging in the finer things in life.
That Rich Buffet Food
There’s nothing better than a great lunch buffet when you’re on vacation. It’s a ton of food for a relatively cheap price, and if you stop by one of the world famous buffets on your road trip, you’re likely to indulge in at least one thing that you don’t usually get to eat. I try not to tell myself no during these occasions, but I also want to eat healthy when indulging. I typically take a full plate the first go and avoid the second go around. Then I follow up the next day with lighter meals that are mostly vegetables. This helps keep my diet balanced even when I eat a lot.
Drink Water to Stay Full and Hydrated
Having a case of water in the car when you’re going on a road trip is a blessing. You have to keep yourself and everyone else hydrated, and sugary soft drinks just won’t cut it. I find that it’s cheap to buy a pack of water before road trips and if I can’t do so beforehand, I always get a pack at a grocery store once I reach my destination.
Pick Healthy Hotels
There are a number of hotels out there doing something for families and travelers by offering organic, healthy snacks and meals. You can also find hotels that have fitness centers across the country. These are the best places to stay because you can always go for a run or lift weights while waiting out the rain. This was a factor for my family and I for our upcoming trip to Orlando. However, with so many hotels in Orlando, it can be difficult to pin point the right hotel for you. Sites like Gogobot make it easier to find the perfect hotel for you and your family.
Get Active with Games
You know your kids love to make up games, so why not try to create an active game that will burn off some calories while not being directly called “exercise?” You can have a dance off in the hotel room or plan a scavenger hunt at the pool.
These are just little things that you can do for yourself and your family to stay fit that I have found helps me.
Article written in collaboration with @KendraThornton ~ Follow her on Twitter for more tips!