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Keeping Fit While RVing

Posted on: May 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm, in

Exercise isn’t usually at the top of people’s minds when they’re on vacation. But if you’re going on months-long trips in your motorhome, then it’s a good idea to fit in some exercise to help you stay fit and healthy along the way. With very limited space inside your RV and unreliable weather outside (depending on the season), working out can be a challenge.

In this article, we’ve got some tips and exercise ideas to help you stay in shape on your next RV trip.

Exercising in your RV

On days when you’re on the move, there’s a lot of sitting around involved, which can be bad for your health in the long-run. So, get up occasionally and do some exercises in your RV. What you can and can’t do will depend largely on the size of your RV and the space available inside it. Here are some exercises that you might be able to do in the limited space available:

  • Push-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Planks
  • Yoga poses
  • Mountain climbers
  • Jogging/walking in place

You can add to your RV workout regime by bringing some small gym equipment with you. A set of dumbbells won’t take up much space and open up lots of exercise possibilities. If you don’t want the weight of dumbbells in your RV, then another alternative is resistance bands. These are highly portable, lightweight, and easy to use for people of all abilities.

Putting up RV shades on your windows and windshield will make sure you get enough privacy while working out and will prevent your RV from overheating.

Exercising outdoors

When you’re parked, you’ve got the great wide open as your gym. Exploring the area around you and going for hikes are great ways to keep in shape. If you’re looking for a more intensive workout, then you could go for a run around the park and its surroundings, too. Depending on where you are, there might also be somewhere for you to take a swim.

Of course, this is largely dependent on the weather. You might not feel like going for a jog if it’s cold and rainy outside. If you don’t feel like venturing out in the rain but there’s not enough space inside your RV, then you could put an awning up outside your motorhome and do a short workout underneath there. Jogging in place is one option, or you might have enough space under the awning to do some skipping.

What you eat makes a difference, too. So, make sure you pack some nutritious snacks and food to cook for your road trip meals. If you need any more RVing tips or equipment to complete your motorhome, then get in touch with Magne Shade. We have tire shades, windshield shades, and more.

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