How to stay healthy while abroad?
While in the states I was able to work out for free at my University's Gym. Unfortunately, there is no free gym where I am studying abroad. Should I dish out the money for a gym? Take up running? Pay for individual yoga classes? Thoughts?
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1. Embrace the art of travel yoga
2. Hiking is the best travel workout
3. Indulge in a natural mud bath
4. Be open to spiritual travel
5. Time for a digital detox?
6. You’ve GOTTA get enough sleep
7. Indulge a little
8. Learn how to eat healthy while travelling
9. Routine. Routine. Routine.
10. Stay hydrated
11. Always drink responsibly
12. Pace yourself
13. Workout while traveling
14. Walk as much as you can
15. Learn to love yourself
16. Open your mind and heart
17. Don’t forget your fibre
18. Keep reading and learning
19. Kill those germs
20. Fresh air is the best air
21. Alone time can be incredible
22. Pack lighter than you think you need to
24. Learn some basic meditation techniques
25. Secure your home relationships
26. Study basic first aid
27. Safety first
28. Listen to other travelers
29. Embrace the light
30. Coconut oil is your friend
32. Be creative
33. Learn to sleep whenever/wherever you can
34. Go vegan
35. Invest in travel insurance
36. Protect your skin
37. Wrap it up
38. See a doctor first
39. Take your vitamins
For resistance training, if you don't have the means to pay for a gym membership, you can buy some resistance bands. They have them at sports stores or online. You'll need to be creative with your environment. For example, if you have a stairwells near you, you can use them to wrap the bands and perform all sort of exercises. But this is harder if you only have something like a chair or table to wrap the bands. It really depends on the environment near you. You can also try doing body weight exercises - there's a lot of examples of them online which makes it super easy to set up a routine.
For cardio, you can always go run, biking, swimming, jump rope, etc. A lot more options here.
If you decide to get a membership, see if they offer special rates for college students. They may also allow you to sign a month-to-month or short-term contract instead of making a yearly commitment. This will benefit you when school is out at the end of the semester and you come back home.
If you don't think you can commit to monthly dues then purchase some dumbells or kettlebells and work out on your own in your dorm room. Like you mentioned, you could take up running and/or do bodyweight exercises too.
Nowadays, there are so many apps available on the play store/app store which can also guide while doing these workouts which can be customized based on the time available and for specific body parts as per the requirement.
Great question! If you find you can get out and run or cycle it is a great and free way to exercise, with plenty of local groups you can look at joining and meeting new people. Also check to see if there are any student deals for joining up to Yoga Classes or Gym Pass's - if that fails, invest in a few weights and look up exercise routines on youtube - there are great online resources to guide you that you can do indoors and outdoors!
Its great that you are careful about your health.
I think you can always take up the free online yoga classes available on the most popular platform youtube. You can also go for early morning running.
Apart from it, please try to avoid fat food and rely more on drinking lot of water and fruits.
A lot of places in Madrid offer discounts with student I.D.s make sure to ask other local students where they go to stay healthy and well that also give student discounts.
You can always use various free access workout channels on YouTube. POPSUGAR Fitness is a popular channel so the ones listed below.
Dr. Jackie recommends the following next steps:
Walking and running are a great way to get to know a new place. This can also be helpful to meet new people as you can usually find groups online for people with similar interests.