03 Jul


Exercising during travel; Travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness
Physical fitness during travel

The benefits of traveling certainly include admiration, appreciation and enjoyment of beautiful sites, but in addition, travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness. To travel is to learn. Travel by itself is a learning experience, especially if the destination is a place that you have never visited before. This may be a location within your country or outside your country. Upon arrival either by road, train or air transportation, you disembark and head to the site of your accommodation. After settling down, the various activities would invariably include, among other things, exercises, walking and swimming. The more walking you do, as long as there are no medical contraindications, the better for your physical fitness. You will eat in restaurants,and may be attend concerts. Through it all, you want to maintain some balance.

Group travel; Travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness
Group of elderly adults traveling together

If the primary language of communication is foreign to you, chances are that you have taken some type of introductory language classes in preparation for the trip. Now is the time to practice speaking the language. The more you go out and mix with the local population and discuss with them, the greater the amount of physical exercise you have to undertake and the more fluent your command of the language. This connection between you and the locals would significantly enrich your cultural experiences during the trip. Just remember to pack the materials you need for these activities including exercise clothing, athletic shoes, backpacks and swimsuits.

Whether your destination is a city or a rural community, meeting the people, eating their type of food and discussing their natural habitat with them are all best done by direct contact while exploring the community on foot. If there are mountains around, after getting there by motor vehicle or in some cases by helicopter, the sightseeing, including may be some climbing, would take place by foot. These activities certainly enhance physical well-being. They are good for your circulation, and they help to keep your weight down. There may also be visits to river falls and other historic sites. Back in your hotel or accommodation site, after you are well rested, or maybe first thing in the morning, you can also take advantage of the facilities in the gym.

Climbing a wonder of the world; Travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness
Climbing the Great Wall of China

Yes, traveling to new places or even previously visited sites is an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. However, beyond the social benefits of traveling, it is an  opportunity to utilize the activity  to show that travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness. Thus, in late adulthood including retirement, traveling experiences  should be included in the repertoire for enhancing and maintaining physical fitness. In order to take maximum advantage of the travel opportunity, make sure you improve your physical condition and fitness before the travel, for example if you plan to climb an amazing world wonder like the Great Wall of China. Also, if you are taking medications for any condition, for example high blood pressure, remember to pack all the medications safely and take them with you.

So, eat healthy, keep moving, exercise at least three times a week, 45 minutes to one hour per session, keep learning new things and you are on your way to wellness and you would avoid rust. Found this post helpful? Please leave your comments. The ads on the right side of this page deal with  physical and mental fitness, exercise equipments and tools, healthy diets, books on healthy living, wellness and wellbeing. Please feel free to check them out.



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