On your way out? Feeling a little bit anxious about leaving your Greenville Gym routine? Worry not. Here’s 5 travel tips to keep your waistline happy.
- Hydrate. Thirst often inaccurately manifests as hunger. If you’ve been eating enough (or too much) and hunger is still creeping in, think water. Proper hydration also helps to fight travel-related fatigue.
- Skip the 3 S’s: snacks, soda, and sugar. When you’re on the go, it can be tough to eat well. We know that. To keep things healthy say no to soda (even diet, because yuck), snacks (the sugar-dense ones), and sugar (the processed stuff found in your favorite candy bar). If you are thirsty, drink water. If you are hungry and need a snack, opt for a low-carb, high-protein snack, such as nuts. If you want something sugary, opt for natural fruits or dry fruits.
- Stand up and stretch. Sitting for long periods of time does you no good. Your posture is compromised. Lower back pain can start up. Plus, it can create restlessness, followed by anxiety. If you find yourself sitting around, get up and walk around a little bit to keep your muscles supple and your mind at ease. Do some light stretching. If standing and moving around isn’t an option, you can still do seated or chair exercises to loosen up and get the blood flowing. If flying for long periods of time, get up and walk the length of the plane every hour or two.
- Yoga. Missing out on your Greenville yoga routine? No problem. Try yoga online. There are plenty of online yoga resources out there featuring travel-friendly options and practice quickies for when you’re running short on time.
- Pick protein. Because it keeps the pounds off. Period. Choose snacks that are high in protein, but low in carbs (nuts, hard-boiled eggs, beef jerky, etc.). Choose meal options that are protein-packed (lean meats, eggs, beans, and greens). But don’t forget, you do need carbs for energy! Just try to keep you carb choices clean. Legumes, low glycemic fruits, and vegetables, are your best options.
When you are away, don’t undo all that hard work you’ve put in at the Greenville athletic club. Don’t be obsessive about it, but don’t be too loose about it either. Keep moving. Keep eating well. Keep as close to routine as possible, but also leave room for flexibility (and dessert…because YOLO!).