Taking Your Exercise Routine on the Road

Thursday, June 19 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

You did it! You made a promise to start an exercise routine and you've stuck to it. With warmer temperatures and lighter clothing filling store shelves, you couldn't have picked a better time to get healthy and fit. All you have to do is keep the momentum going. But, if you're among the many people who travel frequently for work, maintaining your exercise routine is not as easy.

Where there's a will, there's a way. You can ensure your exercise routine keeps up with you by following these simple tips:

  • Check to see if your hotel offers a fitness facility or a pool. Knowing how exercise conscious many business travelers are today, many hotels offer exercise facilities with cardio equipment and weights. If you're able to book your own travel arrangements, try choosing hotels that offer this amenity. If your hotel has a pool, you can also consider doing laps. Swimming is a great way to stay in shape.
  • Pack your exercise gear. If you plan to work out, you'll need the right equipment. Be sure to pack your sneakers, workout clothes, yoga mat, swimsuit, and any other equipment you might need, such as resistance bands or ankle or other small weights.
  • Go for walks. If your hotel is not in a high-traffic area, consider taking a stroll or walking laps around the hotel. You can also go for walks inside the hotel and try taking stairs instead of elevators and escalators.
  • Ask about running tours or nearby travels. If you're a runner, many cities offer running groups or tours for visitors. Ask the hotel desk if any such groups exist. Also look into any scenic running or walking trails.
  • Watch an exercise video or fitness show on TV. You don't need equipment to do yoga or aerobics. Check your hotel's cable TV listings to see about any exercise programs that might be airing. Or bring along your favorite exercise DVD to play on your computer.
  • Eat healthy. When you travel and are on the go, it's easy to break routine and eat foods you usually avoid, such as fast food. Be smart about your food choices when you travel.

With some planning and conscious effort, your exercise and eating habits don’t have to take a detour while you’re traveling.

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