5 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

Having a routine makes the effort to lead a healthy lifestyle a lot easier: you can plan your week ahead, hit the gym, do meal prep and hydrate properly. But being on the road or away from home should be no excuse to fall off the wagon.

Here are a few tips for incorporating physical activity while traveling, be it a business trip or a long deserved vacation:

Schedule workouts during the day

Whether it’s a quick trip to the hotel gym before meetings or going for a run before bed, make time to get some exercise: you will feel so much better! Or, if you are on vacation, you can make exercise a part of your trip—rent some bikes, take a hike or go for a swim.

Walk, walk, walk

If your business trip is packed with back-to-back meetings and that leaves little room for more complex physical routines, you can always turn to one of the best yet simplest exercises: walking. Are you a mile from the convention center? How about walking there instead of taking a cab? You can also make your lunch a short one and take a city stroll. For a little extra effort, chose the stairs instead of the elevator every time.

Make the most out of your hotel room

No hotel gym? Not a problem. Most hotel rooms are pretty spacious (or you can make them so by moving around a table or chair), and with so many bodyweight-only workouts available online, there is no excuse. My team and I actually have a fitness web portal, where you can chose among many fun and effective routines: take a look here!

Look up bike-share programs

If you are traveling to a metropolis, it’s very likely that you can get some pedaling done. Most big cities nowadays have bike-share programs and there is usually an option for people who intend to use the service just for a couple of days.


Schedule time to rejuvenate, sleep well and have a relaxing soak in the bath. True relaxation and meditation can positively enhance your overall feeling of wellness and boost your results.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that when you take care of your body by eating well and exercising, you’ll feel better, you’ll have more energy and you’ll be more relaxed. Make regular exercise a priority and your body and mind will thank you for it.

Samantha ClaytonOLY, ISSA-CPT – Vice President, Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness

Samantha Clayton represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in both the 200m and the 4x100m relay events. She is a certified personal trainer with specialty certifications in group fitness, youth fitness programming, senior fitness and athletic conditioning. She has direct responsibility for all activities relating to exercise and fitness education for Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors and employees.