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Keeping Healthy and Active on a Vacation to Bangkok



One of the difficulties when going on vacation is avoiding pilling on the pounds. This can be avoided, but it’s necessary to stay active enough to combat any extra heavy meals or drinks consumed while away.

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Here are a few tips for how to maintain your health and fitness while abroad.

Walk Around Your Local Neighborhood

Spend a morning or an afternoon just walking around the area of Bangkok where you’ve chosen to stay. It’s an excellent way to get to know what’s going on in the area that might be of interest to you. It’s likely that plenty of street vendors, retail stores and other places of interest will be found locally.

For instance, if you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo done, then you might find a place that looks interesting or at least gives you some initial design ideas to mull over. Getting a tattoo Thailand Bangkok area is a good idea if you’re already comfortable with the process.

If you’re thinking of getting a Thai script tattoo with a catchy phrase, be sure to get it translated and double-check it before having it emblazoned on your body. Sometimes mistakes are made which cannot be undone easily later.

Use the Hotel Gym or a Commercial One

It’s difficult to go out jogging on the sidewalk because they tend to be uneven and it’s too easy to trip up. A good option if you wish to keep up your fitness is to stay at a hotel that has a gym on the roof or at the ground level. This ensures you can keep to your regular fitness routine even when you’re away.

If you don’t have a gym where you’re staying, then you can always pay for a day pass at a local gym instead. There are plenty of fitness clubs and gyms within the Bangkok Metro area; pick the nearest one with the facilities you need.

Visiting Tourist Attractions

Visiting tourist attractions is, surprisingly, a good way to pack some indirect exercise into the day. Walking between attractions isn’t always viable depending on how far they are from each other, but the grounds of many popular places to visit are often extensive. Other times, there are higher levels with many steps to climb up to reach the top position and then climb back down (Stairmaster, anyone?!).

So, it’s not even necessary to go off to Lumpini Park to go jogging if you don’t want to. There are so many places to explore and learn the lay of the land, you will likely be all tuckered out by the end of each day.

Also, consider the type of food that you will consume. Much of the food in Bangkok is stir fried, so oil consumption will rise. The Thai meals tend to have extra salt and sugar added too. Thai people compensate for this by eating smaller portion sizes. Also, many snacks and drinks sold in the 7-11 have plenty of sugar added, so grab water to avoid sugar spikes and the extra calories.

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