When it comes right down to it, you put a lot of time and effort into staying fit. It would be a shame to lose ground while you are on vacation. When you are traveling, there are plenty of things that you can do to stay fit, so consider these tips and avoid losing out on your routine just because you are traveling.
*Do Your Hotel Research
With the travel industry now catering so the more health conscious individual, some hotels have exercise rooms that would put your favorite gym to shame. As this health trend gets more and more prevalent, you will discover that most hotels will step up. Whether you are looking for a basic elliptical and treadmill set up, or you need something with a full weight room, make sure that you find a hotel that shares your fitness goals. On a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to book a hotel that had all of the fitness amenities I care about (especially the fact that the gym was open really early in the morning) by using a travel site/app beforehand for research. I used a site called Gogobot which allowed me to see all of the hotels in San Francisco, and from there I could click through to see which one was the right fit for me.
*Choose Your Restaurants With Care
When you are out and about, it is very easy to default to things like fast food and buffets. The problem is that foods like are a big step backwards for the health conscious individual. Take a moment to look over menus before you step out for food. A little planning in revolving around every aspect your trip can go an extremely long way.
*Relieve Your Stress
Like it or not, even the best trips have some stress to them. You are staying somewhere that you don’t know, interacting with people that you might never see again, and probably running short on sleep. Fitness is a great way to relieve some of that stress. Many business travelers receive some of this stress and anxiety in bunches, and exercise can be a great way to alleviate some of that before a big meeting or after a long plane ride.
*Exploring Airport Gyms
Even airports are getting into the act. There is nothing quite as dull and frustrating as a four-hour layover in a town where you don’t know anyone. This time, however, take a look to see if the airport has any place for exercise. Twenty minutes on an elliptical can make sure that you feel a lot more refreshed and ready for action.
Traveling doesn’t have to ring a death knell for your diet and your hard work with regards to your body, so see what your you might need to do to stay in shape.
This guest blog is written by Mike Manning. For more great inspiration on healthy living, check out his blog here: http://mikemanningmusings.blogspot.dk/