Hitting the open road is thrilling. As you pack the clothes and organize shopping lists, you will wonder about the adventures that await you. One drawback to traveling in a motorhome is that it’s far too easy to pack on the pounds while enjoying your RV. Exercise routines are often abandoned when traveling, leaving you feeling bloated and heavier than normal. However, you can avoid the extra pounds by following a few easy steps.
Campgrounds Have Amenities
Most campgrounds have amenities, and you should make good use of them. Paddleboats are fun for the kids and an incredible leg workout. Simply going fishing can burn off calories if you walk to the lake and back. If there’s a pool or swimming lake, hop in and burn calories with a brisk swim.
Join in the Fun
Good family campgrounds offer different activities throughout your stay. Get involved in the group activities to meet people and lose weight. If you don’t have a golf cart for the parade, you can still ride your bike along the route. If there’s a dance Saturday night, then slip on some comfortable shoes and dance off the pounds. You will make friends, your family will have fun and your pants will still fit when you arrive home.
Routine, Routine, Routine
If you normally hit the gym during the week, then you shouldn’t surrender that routine because you are camping. Go for a walk around the grounds to get your blood pumping. Do squats or crunches to stay fit. Take along a simple pair of hand weights to help keep your muscles strong. Whether you do the exercises outside or in the privacy of your camper, you will feel better once the workout is over.
On the Road
If you are going to spend several days on the road, it can be difficult to get a good workout in. One option is to stop at rest stations along the way and go for a nice walk. Even a short, quarter-mile walk can get your blood pumping, reinvigorate you and help you stay in shape on the road. Jog in place when you stop for gas, and fit a few lunges in when you go in for a restroom break. It may not seem like much, but you will feel better than if you don’t do any exercises while on vacation.
Going on vacation in the RV doesn’t have to mean taking a break from healthy exercise. Staying active on vacation is an important part of staying healthy. Thanks to campground amenities and activities, you can exercise and spend time enjoying your family.