Staying Fit While Traveling- Fight The Urge To Be Lethargic

Bondi Barefoot RaceMaintaining a fit and healthy body requires some serious dedication, and doing so while traveling can be tough. Nevertheless, many fit individuals find ways to stay active during their vacations and business trips. Learning their secrets will make it easier to avoid interrupting your routine every time you travel.

Staying fit on the go can be complicated, so make sure you plan ahead. Some people may benefit from scheduling their workouts in advance, especially if they have strict travel itineraries. Different hotels have vastly different fitness facilities, so try to choose one that allows you to continue your routine. On a recent trip to San Francisco I made sure to do some research on a travel site before I booked a hotel. I used a site called Gogobot, which gave me a list of all the San Francisco hotels and from here I could see which ones had gyms that were open early in the morning and also had the right equipment to continue my workout plan. Keep an eye out for any trails, beaches, and parks in the area as these locations are perfect for running and other cardio work.

If you settle on a hotel with inadequate fitness facilities, you can still stay fit without even leaving your room. Those who want to stick to bodyweight training should check out the Insanity workout. Insanity gives you an intense full-body workout without the use of equipment. If you don’t mind buying some accessories, many TurboFire workouts can be completed using nothing more than a resistance band. TurboFire consists of cardio conditioning exercises that range in length from 15 minutes to an hour.

Those traveling on business should be especially diligent about maintaining active lifestyles. Traveling can be stressful for anyone, and the nature of business travel often results in unhealthy levels of stress. According to experts, much of this stress is due to the fact that business travelers are unable to burn off their accumulated stress chemicals. Exercising mitigates the problem by triggering the release of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are important neurotransmitters that relieve both pain and stress. At least 15 minutes of exercise per day will release enough endorphins to make a hectic travel schedule more manageable.

If you are traveling for recreational purposes, consider choosing a vacation spot that guarantees some physical activity. Those who enjoy the outdoors will love hiking along the Rogue River Trail in Oregon, and some programs in the area offer wine tasting and gourmet dinners during trips. Hikers will also love the inn-to-inn hiking program in Estes Park, Colorado. Guests eat full breakfasts and dinners at different inns each day, and baggage is transported from place to place by car.

Health should be a priority no matter how far you travel. While exercising in a different city or state is never easy, these tips should make the task more manageable. With proper planning, a relaxing vacation can be good for your body as well as your mind.

by Mike Manning

Mike Manning is a fitness and healthy living enthusiast. You can read his future posts at

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