July 24


Regular Exercise and Vacation: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

By Staff Writer

July 24, 2013

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If you have been making progress toward your fitness goals, and performing regular exercise, are you concerned that your next vacation is going to blow it out of the water?

As you know, a regular exercise routine feeds a healthy brain! When you increase your heart rate, your brain gets more oxygen plus a boost of chemistry that creates the perfect environment for brain cells AND new neural connections to grow!

It also helps to elevate your mood, and who doesn’t want to be feeling great on their vacation?

However, once you get into a different environment, it is easy to forget all of your new good habits…

You don’t have to totally let all that progress go! Most hotels have a gym that you can use, but not everyone likes to use them. And sometimes the time you want to go is the same time everyone else shows up there and the treadmill is taken (or whatever your favorite piece of gear is).

You can get a great workout in your room without having any equipment at all by using Allen Elliott’s FITT Body Weight Circuit.

You do a circuit of 5 exercises and then a 90-120 second rest – repeat 3 to 5 times. No rest between the 5 exercises, this will amp up the intensity.

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30 Full Jumping Jacks

10-15 REGULAR pushups (not on your knees!)

20 Reverse Lunges on each side

60 second plank

Run in place, pumping your knees quickly 50 times [/box]

To read more about Allen’s workout check out:

The Healthy Traveler: 5 Easy Hotel Room Exercises

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