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My family travels pretty regularly, and our routines get thrown off every time! It’s hard enough to keep kids on a “normal” sleep schedule while venturing into different time zones, let alone to make sure everyone is eating properly and getting enough exercise. If you, too, are wondering how to stay fit while on vacation, try incorporating a few of these simple tips into your day:
1. Bring your gear
Plan to be active by packing your running shoes and exercise clothes. (Some resorts even let you rent or borrow these items, so call ahead.) Elastic bands and jump ropes are easy to pack and provide a wide variety of exercises you can do in your hotel room.
2. Go the extra mile
Whether you’re in an airport or a hotel, take the stairs. Have a family competition to see who can make it to the top first. Once you reach your destination, plan to sightsee on foot, if possible. See how many steps you can log in a day on a Nokia Steel HR. It’s the first activity tracker with heart monitoring to offer a long-lasting battery life of up to 25 days. It looks like a classic watch and comes in different colors and styles, so you can take it from the gym to the office to a night out while logging it all. The Nokia Steel HR has the ability to track continuous heart rate during workouts, your average heart rate during the day, and your overnight heart rate while you’re sleeping. All of this data automatically syncs with the free Nokia Health Mate app, which lets you view a complete history of your health data and track your progress no matter where you are.
3. Dance to the music
Turn on some music in your hotel room and have a family dance party. Show off all your best (or worst) moves and learn some new moves from your kids. You’ll get some exercise and you’ll also get some laughs. You’ll be too out-of-breath to think about how to stay fit on your vacation!
4. Take a dip
Swimming is a great low-impact exercise we often forget about. (Be honest, how often do you just watch your kids play in the pool?) Did you know it’s possible to burn about 500 calories an hour from swimming? A mini family Olympics, a round of Marco Polo, or a game of pool volleyball gets the whole family involved. Bonus: The Nokia Steel HR is water-resistant up to 50M!
5. Make it fun
Watching TV in your hotel room? Set up a competition to see who can do the most sit-ups, squats, and push-ups during commercial breaks. The winner gets to choose the family’s next sweet treat. Stopping at a rest stop? Play a quick game of freeze tag. The winner in that instance gets to choose the music or movie when you get back on the road.
On your next family vacation, don’t worry about how to stay fit. Instead, make as many active choices as possible and get yourself a Nokia Steel HR to keep track of your progress along the way. Can’t make it to the hotel gym? That’s OK. Have more fun with your family by hosting in-room dance competitions, going for a swim, and making a game out of exercise whenever possible.
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About Carmen Sognonvi
Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family, named a top 10 family travel Instagram account by Time Out New York and Brit + Co. Her insights on travel have been featured in The Washington Post, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less. She lives in New York City with her multiracial and multicultural family of four. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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