Routine Changes, Fitness Stays

May 19, 2017
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Changes in your daily life’s routine can result in changes in your fitness routine, too. But you shouldn’t take things sitting down, so to speak, especially when your physical fitness is an important part of your life. Here are ways that you can still be fit even when you’re vacationing, relocating, or caring for others.

When on Vacation

Fortunately, many hotels have fitness centers and/or gyms that provide their guests with cardio and strength training equipment. You can continue with your daily workout even without a personal trainer. You may also bring your own portable exercise equipment, such as elastic bands.  

But if you’re staying in a hotel without gym facilities, you should think about using the city’s open areas for jogging or using your membership in gyms like Bodyplex. You can also walk around the place instead of taking local transport.

When Caring for Others

You may be caring for a sick family member or a friend, which takes up too much of your time and energy. You will find it too easy to succumb to the temptation of just letting yourself go in favor of resting your tired mind and body.  

But you will find that it’s better to exercise since it decreases your stress levels and increases your cardiovascular stamina, both of which are crucial in your caregiver tasks. You can work out to an exercise video at home, ask another person to take over your tasks while you exercise in a gym, and even just go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Even 30 minutes of working out a nearby gym will bust your stress!  

When Relocating

You will be glad to know that many commercial gyms, such as Gold’s Gym and Bodyplex, have branches in most of the major cities in the United States. You can then check out the location of your favorite gym or ask about new gyms in the area.  You can then take up where you left off, even find a new personal trainer and/or fitness buddy.  

When Returning from an Illness or Injury

Your injury or illness resulted in your inability to exercise for many days or weeks but your recover period was necessary. You should ideally ask your doctor for clearance before exercising again, even if it’s just a brisk walk around the block for 30 minutes.

You should start slowly so that your body becomes accustomed to the demands of physical exercise again. Your body is your best guide in whether you’re ready or not to take it to the next level so listen to it.

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