Vacations are an absolute necessity for mental and physical health. Numerous studies have found that productivity and creativity increase – while stress and anxiety decrease – after taking time off. It’s also a great time to assess how your body feels and enjoy the different activities and exercise options. Even though your standard gym equipment may not be readily available, you can still stay active while traveling. Here are 10 favorite, easy-to-package workout accessories to bring on vacation.
Bottle of water: It’s easy to stay hydrated while on vacation when you have a cool bottle to go with. We are biased 24 oz water bottleIt fits comfortably in a cup holder, backpack or handbag.
sport shoes: You’ll be more likely to stay active if you have the right shoes. Put a pair of running shoes or sneakers in your bag and go for a run, hike or walk. It’s the perfect way to explore your vacation spot and enjoy the stunning scenery.
headphones: Good music always puts us in the mood for a quick sweat. Bring your favorite pair of headphones and enjoy some of them Playlists created by VASA!
Jumping ropes are easy to pack and a great way to add cardio to your vacation.
Grab your headphones and sneakers and go for a run.
Resistance bands: Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you’re restricted to bodyweight exercises. for us resistance bands Take up minimal space in your bag (roll it up and put it in your shoes) and get three different resistance weights.
Jump rope: Whether you’re road-jumping cross-country or hopping on a plane to an exotic location, a jump rope is the perfect travel companion. Lightweight and easy to use just about anywhere, it’s the perfect cardio tool. Take a look at this Wireless option or choose more traditional version.
Fitness dice or FitDeckDo you want to break out of your gym routine, or just look for new challenges? Take part or take some of the fitness dice with you or check this out FitDeck From cards containing different exercises and reps. Make your workout as short or as long as you like, with minimal brainpower required. Kids will love it too!
sportswearWearing activewear makes incorporating movement into your vacation a little easier. Lightweight leggings, shorts, T-shirts, tanks and a hat easily roll into a bag or backpack without taking up valuable storage space.
Swimwear and goggles: If vacations near the water are your jam, pack a suit and goggles and go for a swim! It’s the perfect way to burn a few calories, boost energy, improve your mood, and work up a tan – all at the same time! PSA: Don’t forget to wear sunscreen.
massage ballEveryone deserves a little vacation rest and relaxation, including your muscles. It’s easy to pack a massage or lacrosse ball and is the perfect tool for getting rid of tight spots. Check out our blog on how to use one here.
ear plugsSleep is an absolute must if you want to put in the maximum effort during your workouts – and get the best results. Vacations are the perfect time to learn about some much needed things. Pack some earplugs with you to ensure you get a full eight hours of good, uninterrupted sleep. try this reusable pair or less expensive throw away cucumber.