Everyone looks forward to letting their hair down on their annual holiday, but should it come at the expense of the healthy lifestyle you’ve enjoyed during the rest of the year?

A break away from day-to-day stresses and strains helps us recharge our batteries, although there are still plenty of things you can do to stay fit while you’re away.

Read on for our top five tips for keeping your fitness on track on your travels.

Avoid all-inclusive

Having food and drink on tap throughout your holiday has plenty of appeal, but you can soon see your waistline expand if you go down this route.

Self-catering holidays allow you to stay in control of your calorie intake, but if you do go all-inclusive use a smaller plate and avoid repeated trips to the buffet counter.

Drinking in excess while you’re away can also pile on the pounds, so try and moderate your intake.

Explore your surroundings

Sitting in your hotel accessing Unibet promotions has plenty of advantages, but make sure you also set time aside to explore your surroundings.

Avoid using public transport and take in the sights on foot.

Alternatively, you could hire a bike and venture even further afield around your destination.

Activity holidays are great for fitness

Swimming is a great way to keep fit on holiday. Watersports like water polo or surfing are also excellent fitness activities and you’ll feel less guilty when you’re downing a few beers at the end of a fun-filled day.

Sailing, surfing, rock climbing and many other activities also take plenty of effort and are great ways to stay in trim while you’re away. If that sounds too energetic you could try some yoga moves on the beach at sunset.

Leave work behind

A holiday is designed to give you a break from work, so turn on your ‘out-of-office’ notice on your emails and switch off your business mobile phone switch off your business mobile phone.

Everyone is entitled to some down time and your health and wellbeing will suffer if you don’t switch off from your job every now and again.

Don’t forget your mental fitness

Doing activities that you enjoy, sharing time with friends, family or even on your own will ensure that you’ll get the maximum enjoyment out of your holiday and return home feeling fit and refreshed.

Meditating for just a few minutes each day can also reduce anxiety and stress, so set some time aside in a quiet place to boost your mental fitness.