Fitness Tip: Stay fit while on the go
August 14, 2018
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can stick to your exercise routine when you're on the road, and with a little planning, you can stay fit while you travel. Following are some tips, from the National Institute on Aging to help you get started.
• Pack your fitness clothes: Be prepared. Take along your sneakers or walking shoes, exercise clothing, and bathing suit.
• Stop along the way: If you’re traveling by car, take frequent breaks; get out and stretch or walk around.
• Explore the neighborhood: Ask the hotel staff about local parks, walking trails, shopping malls, or recreation centers. If traveling for work, take a break at lunch and go for a walk.
• Check out local exercise facilities: Many hotels have workout rooms or pools for guests.
It may be easier to be active when you're on vacation, but even on a business trip, it's possible to squeeze in 30 minutes of physical activity sometime during the day. If that feels like too much, try splitting exercise into several 10-minute periods throughout the day. Try to stick to your routine as much as possible. Being active is one of the most important things you can do each day.