How to Stay Fit and Eat Healthy While Traveling for Business

Published:  04/20/2018

Business trips can, and often do, interrupt one's normal diet and fitness regimen. The stress and hassles of traveling these days can often tempt one to skip workouts and make poor food choices. It is quite appealing to choose from widely available comfort foods when you are tired and jet lagged. To help keep up with your fitness and healthy nutrition program while traveling on business, follow these two easy tips:

Tip 1: Resist Unnecessary Calories

Tip 2: Incorporate Caloric Burn at Every Opportunity

  • Use stairs or walk at the airport while avoiding escalators, elevators, and people movers.
  • Revitalize with a workout in an airport gym or a connected airport hotel gym if you have an extended layover. Many airport hotels will permit access for a nominal day use rate and some even offer workout gear rental.
  • Instead of sitting at your gate, walk the terminal until it is time to board.
  • Stretch while you are on the airplane.
  • Sitting for long periods is a risk factor for blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. There are exercises you can do to improve your blood circulation. Try to get up and walk around when you can. When sitting in your seat, do ankle circles, heel lifts, shoulder rolls, butt squeezes and knee lifts.
  • Carry your luggage for strength training instead of rolling it, whenever possible.
  • Window shopping or otherwise walking through the terminals during layovers will burn fat, boost circulation in the legs, and relive stress.
  • Schedule time to go to the hotel gym and if you'd prefer, do this workout that I have created that can be done without equipment. And many hotels will bring a foam roller, bands or yoga mats to your room.

Categories:   Fitness  Weight Management 

Tags:   #travelexercise

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