So you decided you want to travel to Amsterdam, and are already looking for healthy places to eat at, places to workout or go for a run.
We want you to stay as healthy as possible and enjoy your time in Amsterdam at the same time.
Here are our top tips for staying fit when travelling in Amsterdam (or anywhere else).
Lookout for local parks
Make sure you search for local parks near your area. Parks are always great for outdoor activities and they are free!
There is nothing better than going for a run and being surrounded by nature, birds singing, and a lake view. That’s just priceless.
In Amsterdam there are lots of parks where you can go there at any time with your friends, play with Frisbees or picnic after a run.
Bring your food goodies with you
There is a lot of debate around this topic since some people will argue that you should try and indulge with the local food. While this can be true to an extent, you can do this without having to add on extra pounds.
A tip is to pack a stack of your favourite supplement that’s easy to take on the go. Examples of this can be protein bars or supplements in capsule form such as the ones mentioned at: http://dbalsupplement.com
These will be very easy to carry around and whenever you are feeling hungry you don’t have to settle for any muffin or cake from Starbucks.
Our advice is to pre-plan your day, so if you know that in the evening you will go and try some super high calorie local goodie then you can still do that and not miss out, but ensure that you do eat healthily prior to that. If you can’t find protein and vegetables, supplements will come in handy for that.
Research the local healthy restaurants
A man with a plan is always going to succeed. Many of us when travelling don’t want to be stressing about what we eat, the activities we engage in and so on. Thanks to technology nowadays, there are tons of apps and sites that can help you search for local restaurants and grocery shops. Some of these even help you select specific type of restaurants such as: vegan, vegetarian etc. https://www.diningcity.nl/en/amsterdam is a site that offers over 2000 restaurant choices in Amsterdam.
A final tip is that if you are going with friends who always like eating unhealthy or mainstream food, you can do your pre-research homework and suggest the healthy restaurants to them, that way you can at least eat in some healthy places as opposed to all of them being fast food.