When packing the RV for your next road trip, the last thing you want is any extra stuff taking up space. With space at a premium in most RVs, many of us have to limit our packing lists to just the essentials – plus a few comforts that will make the trip more enjoyable. If you have a fitness routine that you are faithful to at home, you probably would like to take it along to help you stay in the groove while on the road, but it can be a bit difficult trying to cram your treadmill, weight machine or elliptical machine into your RV.
Fortunately, you do not need a gym filled with equipment to stay healthy on the road. In fact, there are just three things you need to bring to keep exercise high on your priority list when away from home.
Here they are:
1. A good pair of walking or running shoes
2. A yoga mat
3. Resistance bands
With these three exercise essentials, you can get in your cardio workout, resistance training and stretching. You can burn calories, tone your muscles, strengthen your core and improve your cardiovascular health. Plus, you can do all of this in even a small RV or outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.
A good pair of walking or running shoes is essential if you plan on taking morning jogs or evening strolls with your partner. Invest in a pair that fits you comfortably and provides the support you need to reduce the risk of injury while burning calories and getting in some cardio.
A thick, well-made yoga mat is also essential to provide cushioning and a slip-resistant surface on which you can stretch, warm up or strengthen you core by doing yoga or pilates.
Resistance bands (which are also referred to as exercise bands, exercise tubes and resistance tubes) are compact and easy to store when not in use but provide powerful resistance training to help you tone and build muscle while you are away from your favorite exercise equipment.
Staying active is an important part of managing your weight, achieving the best overall health and wellness possible, reducing stress and maintaining your ability to live life to the fullest. It can help you reduce chronic symptoms, improve circulation and increase longevity.
These three exercise essentials are all you need to help you achieve all of these goals when away from home.