Even while in the room you are staying in, taking 10-15 min to run through some exercises, will keep your muscles from getting too lax. Bringing along some elastic bands that fold up so nicely and take up very little space, are great to have along. Also using just body weight it great, hitting the major muscle groups. Example: squats, lunges, heel raises, push up, tricep push ups, crunches, planks.
Taking a week off from everything isn’t going to effect you too much but anything more than that can. Recent studies have shown that even as little of 10 days of inactivity can start declining muscle and endurance efficiency but 10% and 20-25% by 4 weeks for the experienced exerciser.
Overall when going on vacation definitely take a vacation but getting out on the town is not only enjoyable, it can be beneficial to your health!!
Kerra Pietsch, LPTA
Andover Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Consultants Inc. February 5th, 2017
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