Staying fit during holidays
SUBHA J RAO
That's not impossible, you know! Here's how to have a blast, yet not pile on the pounds
A holiday is a break from routine, not from exercise. You can't carry your gym around, but don't give up on easy-to-do exercises. Get your fitness instructor to teach you some.
On a high
Exercise can give you a high. It's time you realised that. And, the thrill that you've stuck to your workout regimen is an added benefit.
Factor in a bit of walking, some water sports and trekking into your holiday schedule, so that you don't have to make an extra effort later.
Yoga's great even on a holiday. Just roll up your mat and carry it along.
Avoid the elevator and take the stairs.
Window-shopping anyone? Be a mall rat, and see the calories burn away even as you have the time of your life.
It's fine to indulge, but do so prudently. Once in
a while, avoid the greasy stuff, and opt for a
lovely-looking salad with a healthy dressing.
Moderation, the key
Stick to just one calorie-rich delicacy a day.
That way, you won't overeat. Is the buffet counter
a huge temptation? Sit as far away from the
fried stuff and as close as you can to
the salad bar. You'll still be able to
fit into your favourite jeans at the
end of the holiday!
Don't skip meals
Don't skip meals; you'll only overeat
later. Pack along some granola
bars, some nuts. anything to keep
you from developing a craving.
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