There are many perks to the RV lifestyle, such as traveling to new places, family bonding, etc. But, in order to use your RV to its full potential, there is usually a lot of driving involved. Unfortunately, all that extra driving can take a toll on your body and physical health. As you get older, your muscles naturally start to deteriorate – a process called Sarcopenia. This is something that happens to everyone with age, but when you are constantly on the road the effects occur even faster.
While most RV campgrounds have great pools, trails, and fitness centers to exercise in, bad weather can sometimes deter you from going outside. If you find yourself stuck in your RV for a long time, here are 5 easy workouts that you can do that don’t require any extra equipment.
When you’re done, make sure you grab an apple from your kitchen for a healthy snack!
This is one of our favorites. Sometimes you know you should be exercising but all you want to do is lay in bed. This is the perfect exercise for those times. Instead of a normal sit-up, we found a way to make it an all-around body workout. Doing this will also encourage you to get up and have some RVing adventures afterward.
This workout is something you can do inside or outside the RV. The clapping wall pushups works out a blend of your chest, triceps and shoulders. You can even hold a plank position and work out your core muscles too.
This exercise focuses mainly on strengthening your calves. It’s not a muscle group we primarily think to work out all the time but it also increases strength and motion in the ankles. You can also do these on your entry stairs for even more resistance.
Do four sets of 25 of these.
With these simple exercises, you don’t need to worry about not having a gym anywhere near you. You can balance out your traveling and healthy lifestyle to stay physically young and active, despite how many hours you spend in your RV. RVUSA is dedicated to connecting you with the RV Lifestyle. Check back on the blog daily for our Monday Find of the Week, Travel Tuesday Destinations, Wednesday Dealer Spotlight, Throwback Thursday and, of course, more Friday Tips and Tricks. If you have any thoughts, memories or comments, leave us a message below!
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