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How to Stay Active While Traveling

How to Stay Active While Traveling

Connor Gray, CPT

 

It is very easy for someone to fall out of an exercise routine if they are busy traveling for work, leisure, or any other reasons. Although you may view traveling as a “break” from your workout regime, it is important to continue to stay active even while on the road. Staying active can make traveling much more enjoyable, and it can be a great way to avoid the struggles of your first workout back when you get home.

Although it may seem difficult to get a little workout in, or at least get your body moving and your heart rate up, here are some tips for staying active while on the road. 

If you are staying in a hotel, almost every hotel has a little fitness center attached to it. Even if you are unfamiliar with some of the equipment, the fitness center is a great location to walk on the treadmill or elliptical, hop on the bike, do some simple body weight exercises like squats, push-ups, step ups, bridges, and among others.

Being outside of your home element can also be difficult for your nutrition, as well. Depending on how long you are in one location, buying groceries for a few days can go a long way instead of always eating out. It is important to continue to drink water and stay hydrated, eat a healthy breakfast, bring healthy protein bars with you for in between meals, and always know what you are eating. 

In conclusion, some other ways to stay more active can include taking the stairs instead of elevators, parking your car further away in the parking lot, try to take a walk (weather depending) and burn some extra calories. However difficult you think staying active while traveling is, there are always little things that can help you out in the long run to becoming a healthier individual.

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