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Getting in Shape Before You Travel

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Getting in ShapeWe all have the grand ideas of doing a bit of exercise before we go on holiday in order to look our best when we are walking along the beach. Most people leave this far too late though and get very little benefit of doing a few sit ups a couple of weeks before you go away. What is really needed is a change in lifestyle about six months before you go away, with a change in diet and also an exercise regime in place. There is no shortcut to getting fit so you will need to make an effort and work at it as well as making sure you eat healthily as well. This will have long term medical benefits for you though, so if definitely worth making the effort to do for both you and your family. With a little research and preparation, you can create yourself a new lifestyle which will make you both look and feel better and will not take too much effort or expense in the process.

Getting Active

Exercise is something that we all need and most of us do not get enough of it at all. If you have both the time and money you could join a fancy gym, but statistics show that when you buy a year’s membership, most people lose interest after the first 3 months, or do not get enough use out of it to warrant the expense of it. There are plenty of other things that you can do which do not always cost an arm and a leg.

  • Swimming
  • Aerobics
  • Trampolining
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Walking/Running

If you have the space and also the money to invest, then you can search for trampolines for sale in Australia using the internet, you will also be able to find a company that can install either a swimming pool or a tennis court as well. We do not all have the space or the budget for this though, so there are also lots of other alternatives that you can do in and around your own home which are not as expensive. You can go out for a walk or a run in your local neighbourhood or park, or even take the whole family and go out to the country to do this. If you have a dog I am sure they would love to get out more as well and they are a great excuse for getting out and getting the blood pumping. Aerobics is another great exercise along with Yoga or Pilates as well. You can get yourself a DVD, book or even look on the internet for the instructions that you will require. These are also great ways of keeping the joints strong and supple which will benefit you in your later years if you keep it up. Even get on your bike and go for a ride, as long as you can exercise three or four times a week and increase your heart rate for at least 30 – 40 minutes, you will be getting a great workout. It will not be long until you not only see noticeable results, but also feel better as well.

A good diet

Eating a good and healthy diet is essential in the process of improving your overall fitness levels. The saying you are what you eat is very true. This means there are certain things we should not necessarily cut out of your diet completely, but certainly reduce the intake of.

  • Process Foods
  • Pre Prepared Foods
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Saturated Fats
  • Additives & Preservatives

Saying you do not have the time to prepare a meal really is an excuse and nothing more. There are lots and lots of different recipe ideas and even videos online that can show you how to quickly prepare good quality food with the minimal amount of effort. Is 15 minutes a day to make sure you and your family eat healthily really too much of a commitment? Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and prepare good quality meals for your family, you will start to feel a noticeable difference when all of the toxins start to work their way out of your system, feeling left with a lot more energy. After some time and effort you will be ready to stroll along the beach and look like a million dollars. But as you have changed your lifestyle as well, you will get s=to stay like this for the years to come as well!

Who says one cannot serve two masters at the same time? Ted Hunter can combine both travelling and fitness. When he is not writing articles for Travel Republic, he is going on pilates holidays to Egypt. He does this every year, and this is his secret for being fit and healthy enough to carry on with his career as a travel writer.

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