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Tips on How To Stay Fit While on holiday or Vacation

The best way to ensure you remain fit while on holiday is to observe the following fitness tips that will help to keep you in shape.

Exercise in the morning.

When on holiday you will have alot of things to do and by the end of the day you just want to lie down have a drink and rest. You will not have time during the day and you in the evening you will not be in a mood to exercise.

Start Running

Running is the simplest form of exercise, you just need a good pair of running shoes, shorts and T-shirt. These gear can be packed easily in your bag. Compare that with cycling – where will you pack your bike?

Confirm the hotel has a gym.

If staying fit is very important to you, make sure you confirm the hotel has a gym before you make the reservation.

Have back up plans

When on holiday / vacation, even the best-laid plans can be disrupted by flight delays and traffic jams. If you miss your “scheduled” workout, a short exercise routine is better than nothing. Sit ups and push ups can be done in your room.

Commit to Eat Healthy

Try and eat healthy foods. To prove you are serious you can carry a weighing machine with you so that every morning you can measure your weight. If you have tipped the scales you can remind yourself to stay on course.

Best Core Exercise For Runners

The best way to ensure you remain injury free is to combine your regular running with some targeted core exercise.

The core exercises will strengthen your abs, back and pelvis for better banlance and stability.

This idea of working on core exercise came to me while reading an interview of a 56 year old runner, Reno Stirrat who just finished 2010 Boston full marathon in 2.40s. This Dude has been running sub-three hours marathon since 1970s.

To be able to run that fast over the years you need to work hard on your fitness to ensure you remain injury free.

When Reno was asked his injury prevention secret, core exercises, especialy for the hips. he answered.

He was kind enough to describe his exercise routine,

For the upper body I do pull ups, push ups, dips, running arm motion with 10 lb. dumbbells and curls. For the legs I do one-legged squats with 15 lb. dumbbells and lunges with 15 lbs. I also do one leg hip exercises with a band for the hips. Sit ups, plank, side plank and reverse plank are what I do for core . I do this 2 to 3 days a week.

Do some of this core exercise/strength training exercise and you will becomen a better runner. You will train harder, run faster and run injury free.

Read Reno interview at runners world

Visit Reno coaching website distance running tips