How to exercise during a trip and how to monitor it

Exercise climbing to the dome of Brunelleschi in Florence

Everyone knows it's good. exercise to improve health and maintain physical fitness, and the usual practice of sport is the best way to facilitate it.

But for different reasons, not everyone practices sports or does the minimum convenient exercise. Did you know what to do a tourism trip It may be a good way to do the exercise what do you need?

I have personally played sports for many years, but recently I stopped practicing it.

Monitor with Fitbit Blaze the activity of climbing stairs

However, travel has become the best way to do the minimum exercise that I need and is good for my health, in addition to counteracting the sedentary lifestyle of life in the city.

Beyond words, the truth is that I have been accustomed for years to practice sport with pulsometer and frequency band.

Currently the activity bracelet It has become a traveler complement that allows me monitor the exercise I really do during the trips.

I can tell you that on a trip you can do the daily exercise that you really need, and so I have been checking on my last trips, like the one I have recently done Costa Brava.

Exercise with hiking

Specifically, on average during the trip I have traveled between 12,000 and 14,000 steps a day, exceeding without problem the minimum daily goal of 10,000 steps.

From the experience of these trips I will give you some simple tips for exercising on your trips.

Hiking and urban walks

If you are passionate about nature tourism and of the great walks, surely in your trips the long days of trekking They have a prominent role.

Exercise climbing the stairs of the Great Wall of China

But if not, and instead you are fond of more cultural and urban tourism?

Well, to do the exercise you need you should try walk as much as possible, for example, limiting the use of public transport, unless it is essential.

In this regard, if you travel by car, as I usually do, it is convenient to park it in the areas outside the urban center that you are going to visit to, thus, force you to walk to reach the most prominent monuments or corners.

For example, in certain European countries such as Britain, it is common for people to enter parking for visitors, while limiting vehicle access to the center.

Climb the castle of Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava

In your goal of exercising during your trip, do not see this as an inconvenience but as an "invitation" to walk.

Climb to viewpoints, towers and bell towers

Whenever I arrive in a city or town to visit it, I like it look for a viewpoint That offers me the best panoramic views. In many cases this implies going up long slopes with the relevant physical requirement.

But as you certainly do exercise, it's climbing stairs ... and what better than climb to the tower of a castle or the top of a church bell tower.

Exercise going up to the towers of Conwy Castle in Wales

In this regard, I still have in my memory the effort involved in successively climbing the numerous towers of the Conwy Castle to the north wales.

Or as a record climbing towers of a church, no doubt, the ascent to the viewpoint of the Brunelleschi dome in the Duomo of Florence, in Italian Tuscany.

Sign up for activities

Sign up for a tourist activity It can also be a way of doing the exercise you need during your trip.

It does not have to be an activity with great physical demand, but, for example, the visit of the center of a city on a bicycle tour or segway It will help you achieve your daily goal.

Now, if you sign up for a surf course, a snowshoe hike or the tourist activity of the descent of the Sella by canoe, you have the exercise insured.

Surfing activity during a trip to Cantabria

Monitor the exercise

During your trip the feeling of tiredness after a long walk or a complete traveling day will tell you that you have exercised.

But if you really want to know how much, and also confirm if you have reached minimum objectives, it is essential to have a device to monitor it.

During the aforementioned trip to the Costa Brava to monitor the exercise I used the smart watch Fitbit Blaze at a basic level of use, without entering into benefits more typical of the control of a training plan.

He Fitbit Blaze It shows the image of a modern wristwatch that above all offers you extensive information about the exercise you do every day, from the steps you take, the distance you travel or the calories you burn, to or the quality of sleep.

Exercise with snowshoe activity in Norwegian Lapland

And certainly to highlight the information of the heart rate in a much more comfortable way than with the chest strap that I have used for many years to do sports, as well as the tracking of all the data through the mobile application.

In this way I have found that in the moments with the greatest "physical demand" during the trip, such as climbing the very long Stairs of the Girona Cathedral or at the top of the castle of Tossa de Mar, although I felt tired, in no case it led me to overcome 97 beats.

In short, be clear that following a few simple tricks, traveling can also be a good way to do the exercise that your health needs.

Video: How to do exercise during business triptravle with Skyvision (November 2019).