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10 Essential Tips for Staying Fit While Travelling Abroad

G’day, fellow wanderlusters! It’s Sophie here, your go-to Gen Z guide to life. Today, we’re diving into the world of fitness and travel – two things that I’m passionate about, but let’s be real, don’t always blend together like a well-made smoothie.

Staying fit while travelling abroad can seem as challenging as trying to pronounce ‘Worcestershire’ correctly on the first try. But fear not, dear readers. I’ve got you covered with 10 essential tips that will keep you in shape faster than you can say ‘pass the Tim Tams’. So buckle up and get ready for an adventure!

1. Pack Smart

Your suitcase is your first line of defence in this battle against holiday bulge. Pack resistance bands or a skipping rope which are lightweight and won’t take up much room. They’re like the invisible cloak from Harry Potter but for fitness – magical yet elusive.

2. Explore on Foot

Who needs a treadmill when you have the entire city at your disposal? Ditch public transport and explore your new surroundings on foot. You’ll burn calories without even realising it (kind of like when I accidentally finish an entire packet of Shapes).

3. Stay Hydrated

I cannot stress this enough – drink water! And no, Margaritas do not count as hydration (trust me, I learned this the hard way). Keep a reusable water bottle with you at all times to ensure you’re staying hydrated.

4. Try Local Sports

This is where my adventurous spirit really shines through! If you’re in Australia, give surfing a go. In Brazil? Try out capoeira. Embracing local sports not only keeps you fit but also lets you experience the culture in a whole new way.

5. Opt for Healthier Food Options

I know, I know, trying local cuisine is half the fun of travelling. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make healthier choices. Opt for dishes filled with veggies and lean proteins, and save the deep-fried goodies for special treats (like when you finally figure out how to use the hotel shower).

6. Take Advantage of Hotel Amenities

If your accommodation has a gym or pool, utilise them! It’s like getting freebies at the supermarket – why wouldn’t you take advantage of it? Plus, nothing beats a post-workout dip in the pool.

7. Practice Mindfulness and Meditation

Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help reduce stress levels while improving focus and overall wellbeing. So find a quiet spot, close your eyes, breathe deeply and just be present (unless you’re in the middle of traffic – then please keep moving).

8. Get Enough Sleep

Sleeping is my favourite exercise – it requires zero effort yet reaps maximum benefits! Make sure to get enough shut-eye every night to allow your body to recover from all those walking tours and impromptu dance-offs.

9. Keep Snacks Handy

Having healthy snacks on hand will prevent those hangry moments where you might be tempted to grab fast food (we’ve all been there). Pack some nuts or fruit bars in your bag for an instant energy boost on-the-go.

10. Listen To Your Body

Last but not least, listen to your body. If you’re tired, rest. If you’re hungry, eat. Your body knows what it needs – trust it! Remember, it’s not about being perfect; it’s about enjoying your journey while taking care of yourself.

So there you have it folks – 10 tips to help you stay fit and fabulous on your travels! Remember that balance is key and a holiday is a time for relaxation and enjoyment as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So go forth and conquer the world, one step (or squat) at a time!


Sophie is a vibrant and multifaceted individual who beautifully intertwines her diverse heritage, with her contemporary interests and beliefs. A passionate devotee of weight training, Sophie finds strength and empowerment in her physical regimen, which aligns seamlessly with her deeply spiritual nature. This spiritual depth is a cornerstone of her character, informing her perspectives and enriching her approach to life's challenges and joys.

In her professional life, Sophie has carved out a niche as a junior author for the thought-provoking blog, "Illusions of Wisdom." Here, she expertly delves into issues that resonate with Generation Z, offering insightful, articulate, and nuanced perspectives. Her writing not only reflects the pulse of her generation but also echoes the wisdom and sensitivity of someone deeply connected to their cultural roots and personal passions. Whether discussing mental health, environmental concerns, or the evolving landscape of digital interactions, Sophie's voice is both a guiding light and a mirror for her peers.

Her work on "Illusions of Wisdom" is characterised by a rare blend of authenticity and analytical acumen, making her a beloved figure among her readers. As Sophie continues to explore and express her multifaceted identity through her writing, she remains an inspiration to many, embodying the spirit of a generation that values both strength and introspection.

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