Healthy Vacations: Hit the Road Without Packing on Pounds
Ah, vacation-the perfect opportunity to relax, sightsee, and spend quality time with people you love. You intend to have a healthy vacation. But then there's the airport waiting. And the food you don't get at home. And the sitting around having margaritas at night, which makes you skip your workout in the morning…you see where we're going with this. But the thing is, you don't have to go there. Any vacation can be a healthy vacation if you follow these painless strategies. In fact, you'll enjoy your vacation even more-and be at a healthy weight and fitness level-if you follow these simple steps. What are you waiting for? Get out of town!
1. Pack Smarter Snacks
Don't let flight delays or traffic jams derail your healthy vacations and lead your growling stomach to tell you to devour the first available food (let's face it, it's not going to be a vegetable). Instead, pack smart snacks to keep you from getting eat-everything hungry. Whether you love savory snacks or sweet ones, these new choices-tried and tested by Shape!-can help you go the distance. And they'll help you come back from your trip looking and feeling great. Take these low-calorie snacks with you!
2. Eat Healthy at the Airport (It Can be Done!)
Don't derail your healthy vacation before you even arrive. Seriously, among the wilted lettuce, the greasy burgers, and what looks like week-old red delicious apples, you really can find some decent food at the airport. We've got your airport best bets -- from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Bet you didn't know there's even good stuff at the newsstand!
3. Find the Healthiest Hotels and Restaurants
We've made that part of your healthy vacation super easy for you. These 10 favorite destinations made our list of the Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. Here's everything you'll need to know to make the most of your vacation in any (or all!) of them
4. Build Activity Into Your Day
You don't have to commit to adventurous, active healthy vacations to stay fit. These 4 simple suggestions make it possible to stay on track no matter where you go.