Whether it’s your work that’s keeping you often away from home or it’s truly your passion to expand your horizon through travelling, your health and fitness should never be compromised. 

Instead of putting your overall well-being on the backburner everytime you go on a trip, why not try to take a seat and give this article some time for you to read?

On the next pages, you’ll find out the basic exercises that might help fitness buffs to still stay in shape while they’re away from their city or country. 

Don’t worry because these are the common exercises you probably hear most of the time. And you won’t be needing any fitness or gym equipment to do them.

If you’re dead-curious about the exercises, you better not turn your back on this article and read up until the last page instead. Go ahead and find out the answers yourself. 

1. Ab workouts

Even when you’re stuck in your hotel room or just standing in line to pay for your groceries, you can still work those abs out. 

From doing several rounds of crunches, side-to-side planks, leg raises, and mountain climbers, you can make use of your free time inside the four corners of your hotel accommodation very wisely. 

And even when you’re out in the crowd, walking at the park, or waiting for your turn in a salon, you can tone your abs and core by simply tightening your middle section. 

2. Burpees and jumping jacks

If you’re a certified gym addict, you probably know how burpees and jumping jacks can absolutely intensify a workout session. 

Well, good thing that these two are convenient enough to do even when you’re away from home for your trip. 

By doing burpees and jumping jacks, you won’t be needing any fitness or gym equipment – yes, you read it right.  

Forget about the gym equipment because with just enough room or space for you to move around, you can surely keep up with your everyday cardio workout with burpees and jumping jacks to the rescue!  

3. Cycling

Say no to excuses and stay in shape while you’re on a vacation by doing cycling even for 30 minutes a day. 

If cycling sounds a little “off-hand” for you, well, just know that there are bicycles available for rent on public parks. 

You can also bring a foldable bike if you’re just travelling out-of-town using your car – such a convenient and good idea, right? 

4. Jogging or running

For fitness buffs like you who still want to stay fit and healthy even while away from home, you can consider jogging or running. 

These are some of the most convenient and simplest exercises to do for you to keep up with your everyday cardio workout while on a trip.

Just know that you can boost your heart health even with a 30-minute morning run or jog – so, you better take your morning runs or jogs seriously, okay?    

5. Hiking

If you’re looking for a new and fun exercise to get your body moving, why don’t you give hiking a try? 

Hiking is indeed another exciting way to explore the world but do you know that it has great benefits for your body, heart, and mind as well? 

Aside from getting a dose of fresh air, and seeing 360° of picturesque views, hiking also helps in reducing the risks of heart illnesses, enhances blood pressure and blood sugar levels, aids in core build-up, and boosts your mood.       

Since it’s requiring you to walk on different trails, hiking also strengthens glutes, hamstrings, hip and lower leg muscles, and quadriceps. 

6. Morning walk

Who says you can’t stay fit and in shape during your travels? Well, whoever says that is absolutely wrong. 

It’s because even when you’re away from home and have no access to any of your favourite gym equipment, you can still keep up with your cardio workout by simply having a morning walk. 

A 30-minute or an hour of morning walk is good enough to keep your heart at its top shape and burn those carbs you gained from eating here and there.

Those are some of the best and simplest exercises which every fitness buff would want to do to stay fit and fab during their travels.

It’s a living proof that anywhere you go, you can’t have an excuse to keep your body moving simply because these basic exercises definitely exist! 

If you have more thoughts and/or ideas in mind which you want to share with our readers, just know that our doors are always open for you.

By Kath Ramirez

Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with library and information science on the side and now writes for a few Australian, European, and NZ-based companies. She spends her weekdays in front of her computer writing about business, lifestyle, health and fitness, sports, travel, dating and relationship, and everything under the sun. On weekends, you’ll either see her binge-watch on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.