How to Stay Healthy and Fit while Travelling for Work

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How to Stay Healthy and Fit while Travelling for Work

Traveling for business purposes can be a problem for many of those who have a strictly defined, well developed routine to achieve or maintain physical fitness and healthy nutrition. Although it may seem impossible at first, there are ways in which such obstacles can be easily overcome when you’re not on your own turf.

Use the stairs

Since your opportunities for your usual form of working out may be a bit limited, take any chance to keep yourself physically active. That also includes taking the stairs instead of opting for elevator rides. If your hotel room is on a higher floor, you have a perfect excuse to incorporate some short-term workout that will help keep you on the move, burn some calories and keep your muscles active.

Fitness centers and gyms

Nowadays, many good hotels that are truly focused on their guests’ comfort and needs include well-equipped fitness centers and gyms. If you are aiming to incorporate more exercise into your work-related trip, preferably, find a hotel which will take care of such necessities. Resort hotels such as  Byron Bay accommodation offer luxuries like yoga lessons, good gyms, tennis courts or bicycles that guests can rent in case they prefer biking to driving. Use those conveniences whenever you can, so you won’t have to miss out on proper workout sessions or stray too far away from your regular exercise-routine.

If there’s no gym or fitness center nearby…

Make your goal to set aside at least 10 or 15 minutes a day to exercise. In case your hotel doesn’t have a gym, resort to a bit of creativity to save the day. Think of exercise that you can do in your hotel room while watching TV or listening to music, like sit-ups, crunches and leg lifts, planking, etc. If there is a pool in or close to the hotel, go for a nice swim. Jogging sessions in a nearby park are also an excellent idea for those who would prefer to spend time outdoors.

Take walks instead of rides

In case you’re not in a rush to get somewhere or have to walk a really long way to get to your desired location, always choose to walk there instead of driving or riding the bus, train, and so on. If you have to cross a longer distance and still prefer to break a sweat, rent a bicycle and avoid idle sitting for the next half hour or so.

Steer away from tempting foods and beverages

Just because you’re not at home, it doesn’t mean that the rules and your habits should change completely. Rather than immediately accepting the easy way out, try to see the whole issue as simply having to adjust your fitness and health-maintenance habits to the given circumstances the best way possible. Keep yourself away from food you wouldn’t normally eat as much as you can, and don’t forget to remain properly hydrated. If you have a fridge in your room, you can equip yourself at a nearby store with vegetables, fruit, yoghurt, or other foods you generally include in your meals. Also, instead of alcoholic beverages and sugar-loaded drinks, drink tea, fresh lemonade, smoothies or similar healthy drinks.

The most important part here is to realize that even though you will not be able to follow your regular routine, you can still find a variety of ways to remain loyal to your lifestyle, which won’t make you feel like you have to compromise such an enormous priority as health because of your work.

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  • Kelly83 Reply

    OK so the key thing here is to walk a lot. And eat right. And exercise. Would be challenging when I am busy at work ;(.

    November 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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