After a day spent pursuing the horizon it’s so important that you balance out that time spent behind the wheel with some physical activity. Doing a little bit here and there will make a difference to your overall health, sleep and your mood. We aren’t suggesting you run several kilometres per day, instead here a few simple exercises you can adopt while you’re travelling in your caravan.
- Good morning Push Ups
When you wake up in the morning before you flick the kettle on get straight down onto the floor for 10 push ups. You can work your way up to a higher amount, but it’s a great way to start the day and get the blood flowing. Good old fashion push ups are also a great one to do in the van throughout the day at the rest stops to waken your body back up.
- Squats at the Rest Stops
Get down and give us 15 squats at each rest stop. Do it out in the open fresh air or find a corner in the caravan if you want to do them privately. Again, this will get the blood flowing and will work towards toning those muscles.
- Powerful Planks
Planks are easy to avoid but they are also 30 seconds very well spent. Start on your knees and once you gain a bit of strength through your abdomen you can do this position on your feet. This is a great exercise for your entire core and will leave you feeling both exhausted and invigorated at the same time.
Stretching all of your muscles is a good way to iron out any tension left lingering from the day before. Focus on your neck muscles, shoulder muscles and lower back muscles as these are the ones that can get a bit tight while you’re driving. Stretching is often an overlooked type of exercise for most people but don’t underestimate its importance.
- Sit Ups
Easy to do when you’re laying down for your afternoon snooze, do a quick 20 sit ups to get your abdomen working. If you want to push yourself further, do them nice and slowly and hold your position at the midway point for a couple of seconds. Everyone knows how to do sit ups so this is an easy one to insert into your routine while you’re travelling.
All of these exercises are very simple and are easily added to your daily routine. Whether you are out on the road or at a campsite these manoeuvres are perfect when you can’t do your usual fitness activities. What’s even better is that you don’t require any equipment or too much space – so no more procrastinating please!
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.