An RV Life Your Body Will Love
Simple tips to allow you have a healthier summer RV adventure.
Ask any RVer, and they’ll tell you one of the best things about RVing is the freedom that comes with it. All the control rests on us: where to go, when to go, what to do when we get there … it’s all up to us! RVing opens up endless possibilities for new experiences that are good for the soul and, when we do it right, good for our bodies, too. Now that summer has arrived and the sun is shining, let’s take advantage of the abundance of activities and fresh foods the season has to offer. Here are a few suggestions to have a healthier summer RV adventure and make it your best summer ever.
Fill Your Days with Physical Activities You Enjoy
This one starts with your trip planning. Feel like hiking in the mountains? Pick the mountains you want to explore, and then set up camp in the vicinity. Want to try your hand at kayaking? Find a lake that rents kayaks (or bring your own) and offers guided tours and point your RV there. Let your activities dictate where you go instead of the other way around, and you’ll be guaranteed to get loads of physical activity into your days. Plus, your trip will be much more fun.
Make Healthy Foods Part of the Adventure
Adventures come in all forms on RV trips, and with a little creativity, that can include food adventures, too. An RV trip is a great opportunity to explore new recipes and get out of your cooking comfort zone. You can even seek out local farmers markets and stock up on fresh in-season foods that are guaranteed to taste better simply because you’ll know you only have them since you’re right there at that moment. With a little planning and outside-the-box thinking, eating healthy and delicious foods can easily turn out to be the best part of the trip.
Ditch the Tow Vehicle and Ride a Bike Instead
Part of our culture is to drive everywhere, but we miss out on so much when we do. Not only is biking healthier, but it also allows us to move at a slower pace, giving us the opportunity to experience our surroundings and get to know an area in ways we can’t in a car. And don’t write off bicycling just because it’s been a while since you’ve been in the saddle. E-bikes are a great way to ease back into bicycling, giving you the confidence you need to go the distance.
Bring Along a Little Fitness Gear
Taking the time to pack fitness gear does something psychologically to our motivation levels. It’s along the same lines as that advice you’ve all heard: If you dress in the morning for physical activity, you’re more likely to DO some physical activity. Knowing you’ve got a set of resistance bands or a yoga mat stashed in your RV keeps the idea of getting some exercise in the forefront of your mind. If you’re thinking about it, you’re more likely to do it. And since you’re somewhere new and wonderful in your RV, it quite possibly could be your most scenic workout ever.