Michele Cannell

Fitness professional certified in Personal Training, Wellness, CPR/AED, Cycling, Pilates, YogaFit, and Tai Chi, mother of two teenage daughters, and living with Celiac Disease.

1,2,3 and Go! (create your own emergency fitness aid kit)

Vacation DaysWhether you are going on vacation, celebrating over the weekend or simply enjoying a few lazy days of summer-You should be equipped to stay healthy. It’s not hard to create that emergency fitness aid kit. Just like your first aid kit-you need bandages for those days you know you won’t be active; and smelling salts for those days that you aren’t eatting well and your are feeling lazy. See below for the tools you need in your Emergency Fitness Aid Kit:

1. Bottled Water- helps with dehydration, hunger pangs and keeps metabolism elevated
2. Favorite Spice -preferably as hot as you can handle-hot sauces and spices will keep metabolism elevated. Add to all or most of your foods
3. Tennis shoes- take a walk, soak in the scenery, walk fast and slow for interval training
4. New piece of Fitness Equipment- this is two folds-meaning you will be excited to try out your new piece of equipment and should have the time (even if it is just 5 minutes per day). Examples would be a stability ball, bands, Pilates magic circle etc. Keep it small so you are okay with packing it in your suitcase.
5. Yoga Strap- just like a massage-stretching can make you feel good, it can release endorphins and is easy to add to your day.

Enjoy your vacation and/or weekend. Remember, if you create your own Emergency Fitness Aid Kit, you will jump back into your fitness routine when you return. Good Luck!

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