Packing up your moving truck and heading to another state can be an exciting and memorable experience. Spending hours at a time driving, however, can be tiring. Even though you may be spending a full day or more in your U-Haul, you don’t have to forego exercising. Rest stops, and even convenience stores, present you with unique opportunities to get in your daily activity. It can be as easy as thinking outside the box (or in this case, truck!)
Maintaining an active lifestyle has been proven to lower the risk of disease, improve your mood, and boost your energy level. The great news is that it’s still possible to get moving, even on the road. With a few quick and simple exercises in your arsenal, you’ll be able to combat driver fatigue and energize your cross-country move. Follow our simple tips below, and be on your way to your new home and better health.
Stop Often: It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. Stopping often will allow you and your family to reach this amount in ten minute increments throughout the day.
Explore the Area: Take some time at each stop to walk and take in the sights, sounds, and smells. Rest stops can be quite scenic, and even some general stores and gas stations have eye-catching surroundings.
Get Creative: Consider modifying a few of your favorite exercises to match your travelling style. Jogging in place, or doing lunges around the moving truck are more challenging, and will get your heart rate up quickly. Stretching is another great way to help circulate blood to tired extremities like your legs and feet.
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