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Squeezing in Exercise Even When You're Traveling



Whether holiday travel plans, vacations, or work has you on the road, it can certainly disrupt your usual routine and throw you off track. So how do you still get in a workout and eat right even when you're miles away from home?

It's absolutely possible with some intention setting and pre-planning. You may have to be traveling, but taking the to take care of you is critical no matter where you are. Here's how to do it without it feeling like a chore.

Tip #1 - Check out your hotel's fitness options

Most hotels have fitness centers or swimming pools. Find out what they contain before you book. If your company is footing the bill, you may not even have a say in where you stay, however knowing what exercise options you have available will allow yo to keep a fitness plan while you're traveling. Should there be no fitness room of any kind, you can stream videos in your room to exercise to or get in some walking as you explore the area you're visiting.

Tip #2 - Learn about the foods in your destination

Most places will have healthy eating options, though they might not be as robust a selection as you're used to. Find out what kind of food is available in your hotel and nearby. Some hotels have kitchenettes where you can cook your own food, which is an excellent option for keeping your own healthy foods on hand for your meals.

Tip #3 - Don't just sit there

Long flights mean lots of sitting, which affects your circulation. Get up and move about the cabin and do some exercises while in your seat to battle it. Trapped in the airport from a delay? Get up and walk around a bit before returning to the gate. Incidentally, if you're traveling internationally moving about more will help you beat jet lag faster. There's plenty to do and see in an airport, so have fun exploring and getting some extra steps in.

Tip # 4 - Stay hydrated