5 Fitness Tips for Traveling Workers
For many of us, traveling for work is just part of the job. It can be great if you get sent to Paris or Rome with some spare time in hand to enjoy the scenery, otherwise it can be a drag ending up in the middle of nowhere, with no friends to grab a drink with and no interesting attractions in sight.
One of the biggest issues regarding work travel, however, is how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. It’s difficult enough just to maintain a regular gym routine when you’re at home, let alone somewhere new. While it might seem impossible, it isn’t, especially if you have a plan or set up some ‘rules’ in advance. This is where the Huffington Post can help, as they’ve put together a short list of tips for keeping yourself fit while traveling:
Training Without a Gym
The worst case scenario is that there’s no gym nearby and the hotel doesn’t have any fitness equipment for you to use. At this point, you may decide that you have to simply skip your workout session and wait until you move to the next place. This isn’t the case at all.
One option available to you is to simply go out for a run. You may even be able to rent a bike at a reasonable price. Cardio is relatively easy to fit in because you already have the outside world at your disposal, but strength training can be harder.
You may be lucky enough to be in an area with a child’s playground. These are great for bodyweight exercises because you can use the bars for everything from push-ups to pull-ups. You won’t be able to hit a personal best on the squat, but bodyweight exercises can keep you in good shape.
Another option is to bring some resistance bands with you. These are compact and take up a minimal amount of space in your bag. Feel free to use them in conjunction with bodyweight exercises in the comfort of your hotel room.
No gym? No problem. How about time? Diet? And the ever present issue of sleep? Well, head over the Huffington Post for tips on those as well.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.