With summer just around the bend, we’re sure that you have plenty of great vacations lined up. While traveling is (and should be) a relaxing getaway, many of us are still inclined to stay on track with our fitness goals even if we're on vacation. With plenty of expensive and often unhealthy meal options abroad (compounded by the fact that gyms aren't always readily available), how can one possibly prevent summer travel from becoming a healthy diet sabotage?
It’s simple: Toss the following easy-to-pack drinks and exercise devices into your bag so that you have no excuse to get a little sweat going while on vacation. We simply must throw a pun in here, so let’s just say that these beverages and tools will make getting your sweat on no sweat.
Blender Bottle GoStak
The Blender Bottle GoStak jars are designed to be sleek and compact, giving you just enough room for your supplements without taking up too much space in your travel bag. Heading out of town? Take a handful of 150cc jars filled with your post-workout supplements, and you've got an instant recovery shake for any day of the week.
Celsius, a high-performance energy drink, will keep you alert on the road while also helping you burn extra calories. Multiple published university studies have proven that drinking Celsius before exercise can enable you to burn up to 93 percent more body fat and 100 calories (or more) per serving than you would without it. Celsius provides healthy energy in both ready-to-drink and powder forms (perfect for traveling) and is powered by MetaPlus™, a proprietary blend of quality ingredients including green tea with EGCG, ginger, taurine, guarana, and B and C vitamins. Celsius contains no sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup, no aspartame, no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors, and no gluten and is vegan and low in sodium.
Empty, this portable kettlebell weighs less than 10 ounces. Fill it with sand (or use a bladder to fill it with water), though, and you've got an adjustable weight you can bring with you anywhere.
Want to ensure you get your protein fix without lugging a five-pound tub of whey around the airport? Each 16-fluid ounce bottle of Optimum Nutrition’s Protein Water contains just 80 calories from 20 grams of whey protein isolate, making protein easier to consume than ever for your summer travels.
According to Angeles Burke, certified personal trainer and professional model, an upper body workout with resistance bands is perfect when you're short on time and can’t make it to the gym, noting that it is one of her favorites for traveling. For Burke’s quick, 30-minute resistance band workout, click here.
Keep track of your steps, calories, sleep, and other health data on-the-go, and enjoy access to a free online fitness community with vívosmart. This activity tracker reminds you to move when you sit still for too long, automatically sets a daily step goal based on your current activity level, and has a sleek, invisible OED display that comes to life when you get a call or text.