Guest Post by Meagan Noble
“On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again.” Is this how you have been feeling? Is it time to get the RV ready to travel our beautiful country? Have you been a bit stir crazy in these COVID times and had to find alternative ways to see the world and stay active? If so, then fire up the music and let’s get the wheels rolling!
In these past few months, travel, fitness, and almost every aspect of life has been modified in order for us to continue living our lives and stay fit. We have made changes to our routines so that our mental, physical, emotional and social health can thrive in a world where so much has changed in such a short time. Are you ready to get back out and see the world? Here are some tips on how to thrive on the road.
Find your happy place: This could be behind the wheel of your RV, your favorite National Park or campground, or just being with your favorite people. Wherever or whatever your happy place is, get there as quickly as you can! Just remember to be safe on your adventure.
Get moving: Literally get moving, as in wheels rolling, legs walking, arms rowing. Whatever gets you out there and active! If you are traveling and find that you can’t get out and bike, hike or kayak, there are many things that you can do to stay physically fit. If you are confined to your RV, grab two water bottles or cans of soup, and work up a sweat. You can do arm raises, bicep curls, triceps extensions, bent over row, standing arm lift, military press, squats and a multitude of other movements to strengthen your muscles and feel the burn. A wonderful resource for more active ideas is Silver Sneakers. They specialize in activities, classes and exercise for those who are active and on the go.
Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses: If you have been feeling stir crazy and claustrophobic, find a state park, campground, lake or any place where you can step outside, get some fresh air, and feel the sunshine on your face. A change of scenery may be just the thing to clear your head and remind you that your possibilities are endless. All you need to do is take the first step.
Social distanced socializing: Call old friends or make some new ones! Maybe you have a friend or another couple that you like to travel with? It’s time to call them and travel to your favorite destination. And if socializing outside of your circle doesn’t feel comfortable right now, grab your partner, play your favorite music, and slow dance the night away under the stars before retiring to your RV. That is one sure way to thrive in all aspects of health.
Are you ready to take the RV in to get gassed up, serviced and ready for the road? Contact your local La Mesa RV and set the plan in motion. It’s time to dust off the road maps (or set your destination into Google maps), pack your bags and your fridge, and get back on the road again. I know Willie Nelson would like to come along!
Meagan Noble was born with a wanderlust that has never tired starting with a plane trip at the age of two months. She has traveled to 40 states and 3 continents, with the hope to travel all 50 states and 7 continents. With a Master’s of Science Kinesiology Education, she is currently a Tour Director with Tauck Tours running land tours in Ireland and river cruises on the Danube