Maintaining your Beach Body!

When I come back from holiday I am lean and muscled because I walk everywhere – often with a backpack.  How can I maintain the look while back ‘in the real world’?

It is interesting how a complete change in your daily routine – even if it is just for a couple of weeks – can have a dramatic effect on your fitness and body shape. Note down the details of your daily holiday routine – did you take on a hilly walk to the beach each day? Did you have a daily swim? How much time did you spend outdoors, sightseeing? What was your daily diet? How much did you drink?

Compare your answers with the details of your usual routine when you are at home you will get a picture of how different your holiday lifestyle is.

Then you need to use your spare time savvily to incorporate as many of those good habits into your daily life as possible. Schedule a lunchtime gyms session with weights, commit to a weekend cycle ride, walk to work once a week with your backpack on, sign up to an evening fitness class.

The bottom line is that on holiday you spent more time outside, you moved much more and you eat a healthier diet.

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