When traveling solo, the last thing you want to do is worry about exercise and fitness! But in the process, you definitely don’t want to fall sick, tire yourself out or feel too lethargic to explore. So, ladies take note – whether you’re planning a solo trip to the Himalayas or a forest trail in Coorg, here are a few healthy lifestyle choices that will keep you in good shape, no matter where you go!
Build your strength with basic exercises:
Before leaving your hotel or hostel room, do some stretches, jumping-jacks and spot jogging to get your blood pumping. Follow it up with a set of crunches, squats and pushups to give your body a quick strengthening workout. You can also do a set of suryanamaskars to get in some cardio. If you need some more inspiration, check out these 5 easy no-equipment exercises you can do to increase your stamina and help you walk longer or trek non-stop on your trip!
Eating right is just as important:
Nobody wants to hear the word ‘diet’ while travelling! But just eating right can help. Eat fresh, local food instead of packaged, processed or junk food that is high in carbs and fats. If in Rajasthan, eat their local thali (Dal Baati Churma), in Ladakh, eat homemade momos, in Bengal, have fresh river-water fish curries. You get the gist! This way you’ll be eating the freshest and most natural food in the region and also exploring the delectable local cuisine!
Calm your body and mind with breathing techniques:
Didn’t get enough sleep? Tired after walking all day? Fret not, because Nadi Shodhana or Alternate Nostril Breathing will calm your body and mind to help you relax. All it takes is 10 minutes before you hit the sack to ensure a restful sleep. Sit in a comfortable pose in loose and comfy nightwear, place the right thumb over the right nostril and inhale deeply through the left nostril. Then, close the left nostril with the ring finger and exhale through the right nostril. Repeat this on the left side too.