With the swimsuit season in full swing, TripAdvisor recently asked U.S. travelers how they feel about keeping up with healthy habits while on the road. Today, we’re sharing the results of that survey, which found that healthy eating and exercise play an integral role in many Americans’ vacations. In fact, 69 percent of travelers say that healthy eating is important to them when traveling for leisure, and 53 percent always or often exercise when they’re on the road!
Other interesting findings from TripAdvisor’s 2012 health and fitness on vacation survey include:
-Among those who exercise on vacation, 31 percent say their primary motivation is to maintain their fitness regimen and 28 percent do so in order to avoid gaining weight.
-13 percent have taken a vacation dedicated to improving their health, with the same number planning to do so in the coming 12 months.
-In the interests of a balanced lifestyle, 62 percent choose to order healthy menu items while vacationing, and 37 percent store wholesome foods in the hotel fridge.
-36 percent have dieted in preparation for a vacation, while 33 percent have started a diet after a vacation – and 29 percent say they always or often gain weight during a trip.
Travelers’ Top Physical Activities on Vacation
1. Walking – 87%
2. Swimming – 46%
3. Hiking – 35%
4. Using cardio machines – 23%
5. Biking – 16%
Travelers’ Favored Spots for Vacation Work-Outs
1. Hotel gym – 52%
2. Pool – 42%
3. Beach – 38%
4. Hotel room – 27%
5. Flight – 9%
Wondering what else the survey revealed about travelers’ health habits while on vacation? Check out the full survey results here and share with us in the comments section below your regimen for heath and fitness when you travel.