As any American who puts his or her nose to the grindstone for 40 (or more) hours a week knows, a well-deserved vacation is important for restoring life balance. However, Pete McCall, exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise, told Prevention Magazine that resting and relaxing are no excuse to actually let yourself go and get lazy.
In fact, McCall insisted that vacation is a good time to recommit oneself to getting in shape. He provided several planning tips for travelers:
- Do some research. Whether you are going to California, Hawaii, Arizona or our nation's capital, try to see if there are Dahn Yoga locations in the area that you can drop in on.
- If you are already taking Dahn Yoga classes, pick a hotel that is near a beach or park, where you can practice.
- Stay focused with clear goals about how long you plan to work out.
- Maintain proper hydration levels in the warm weather. This may mean staying away from boozy cocktails.
- Consider coming home early to give yourself time to plan healthy meals for the next week or so.