PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a fitness-enthusiast, Max Savar
proudly promotes a recent article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that encourages vacationers to stay on track with their health. The report notes, "It's time for you to take that much needed vacation - countdown mode started the second you booked your trip. But, while on vacation, staying healthy and making good choices can be a major challenge." With all-you-can-eat buffets, local food favorites, gas station pit stops, airports and other obstacles, the article sympathizes with vacationers. Even with all of the temptations to neglect a healthy lifestyle, the report states, "Setting up a game plan before you go will make it easier for you to stay on track."
Max Savar encourages vacationers to live by the "BYOF" rule: "Bring your own food." He recommends a "travel ammo bag" full of healthy snacks to ward off the sweet tooth and other indulgences that come with vacation. The article recommends packing "fruit, unsalted trail mix, raw nuts, low sugar protein bars" and other similar snacks for those flying. For the road trip adventurer, the report notes, "If you're taking a road trip you can pack a cooler with healthier choices. Take an extra 15 minutes to make sandwiches, fruit, granola, water and limit sugary sodas. This will help you stay on track and avoid the pitfalls of travel on the road."
According to Max Savar, "Just because you're on vacation does not mean your workout takes a vacation, too." The article recommends getting active, creatively implementing activities into the vacation that gets the blood pumping: "Instead of taking taxis or driving everywhere, take a walk or plan a hike with the family. I notice I have the best workouts while on vacation. You can take advantage of your downtime and try something new."
For the beach dwellers, Savar suggests taking a nice long walk on the beach in the morning. "You can get creative and try something different, like surfing or kayaking. Many resorts offer activities, so you can get the whole family involved." The article advises those embarking on vacation to drink plenty of water, try lower calorie drinks and not to eat until they burst: "Sometimes this can be challenging, especially with the unlimited choices before you ... plus you feel entitled since 'you're on vacation, right?' Well, a great way to combat this is to splurge on one meal but not every meal." Savar concurs that sticking to low-calorie choices, like egg white omelets for breakfast or whole wheat wraps filled with lean proteins and veggies will help travelers enjoy their stay without bringing home the extra pounds. Max Savar also adds that choosing what to drink can dramatically impact an individual's waistline.
has over 14 years of experience working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and athletic trainer. Max Savar currently works at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as a Regional Membership Retention Specialist. He earned his AA in Sports Management and a BS in Business and Management. He is currently pursuing his master's in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Savar is also ACE certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Weight and Lifetime Management Specialist.