In case you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty excited about the spring season over here because it means we’re that much closer to launching Liss Energy gels. But there’s another reason we love this time of year: spring break! Whether it’s a short weekend trip or a two-week getaway you have planned, it can be surprisingly easy to stay on track health-wise during your vacation so you can feel your absolute best as you soak up the sun on a beach or go exploring in a new city. We've rounded up our top tips below.
Utilize the mini fridge in your hotel room
Stock it with tons of healthy snacks like almond butter, dates, fresh fruit, coconut water and your own coffee creamer if you need it. If there’s no mini fridge, choose some nourishing snacks that hold up well at room temperature, like Larabars, bananas, healthy popcorn or almonds. That way, you always have something healthy on-hand whenever you’re back in the room.
Pack resistance bands
Resistance bands are great to travel with because they take up virtually no space in your luggage or carry-on and allow you to sneak in some easy and effective workouts in your hotel room or Airbnb. For a quick muscle burnout first thing in the morning, loop the band around your legs, just above the knees and perform a series of squats, or loop it around both wrists, raise your arms forward until they’re at shoulder height with palms facing and pull them away from each other.
Eat local while you’re out
Local cuisine is likely to be the freshest food available when you go out, which means more nutrients and flavor packed into your meals. What’s more, eating locally will not only give you the chance to try some new foods and immerse yourself in the culture, but also support local businesses.
Turn sight-seeing into an active adventure
There are so many ways to transform sightseeing into an activity. Take a kayaking or bike tour, rent a paddleboard for the afternoon, or go for a walk along the beach. You can also scope out running or biking trails ahead of time that will allow you to see different parts of the city you’re staying in. Apps like AllTrails actually map out courses you can follow depending on your desired mileage and elevation, so you can tailor your run to fit your needs while taking in all the sights at the same time.
What are some of your favorite ways to stay active on vacation? Let us know in the comments!