How to fit in exercise or activity while on the road.
Five Exercise Essentials for your RV
- Let’s focus on 5 great needs to have in your motorhome or RV:
- Tennis Shoes
- Resistance Bands
- Exercise Mat
- Remember to block times you need to stay active!
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Let’s focus on 5 great needs to have in your motorhome or rv:
- A good pair of tennis shoes – go for walks or runs whichever you enjoy doing. Talking a 10 minute walk in one direction then turning around will give you obviously a 20 minute walk, burn about 75 calories (depending on your current weight). Take a hike along a river, on the beach, by the lake or in the woods. Hikes many times don’t feel like exercise as you’re simply enjoying the scenery.
- Have some resistance bands in your coach or rv – these are an excellent source of resistance training. You can attach them to a door and use them to work your arms and legs or simply use your hands and feet for resistance. These travel well and don’t take up really any room at all so they are quite compact for our limited space.
- Exercise Mat – this doesn’t take up much room either and can be great for stretching, yoga and multiple uses for simply exercising on the floor.
- DVD’s – I love exercise DVD’s in our RV as we all have TV’s with DVD players and there are numerous times the weather does not warrant outside activity so these DVD’s are an excellent alternative. Try the Leslie Sansone Walking DVD’s, a Yoga DVD or even The Sweatin to the Oldies Richard Simmons DVD. Either way, they are a lot of fun and a great activity for a cardio type workout.
- YOU – Of course you always have YOU, but have you tried various activities with just the use of your own body? You can put your hands on a wall or door and do simple standing push-ups. You can use a chair and do some dips (place your hands on the chair and dip down towards the floor – being cautious not to injure any shoulder area. From a standing position go down like your going to sit on the chair, but don’t sit. Do these repetitions for 10 times on each side.
Lastly, block of times you need to stay active. It doesn’t have to be 30 minutes in one sitting if you don’t have that. While doing the dishes……..do 10 reps, while watching a show do another 10, after you go get a drink of water another. You get the idea! It’s about making sure you do blocks of these and not necessarily try to put a huge time in for any then you too can bring activity in while traveling!