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

Whether it’s a quick trip to the hotel gym before meetings or going for a run before bed, schedule exercise into your day. Planning to include a workout will help you better organize your day and not leave exercise to chance. 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.

Exercise in 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.

Consider these 5 exercises you can do anywhere:

Exercise you can do anywhere

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.

Make the Most Out of the Airport

If your travel involves catching a plane, you can definitely make the waiting more dynamic. You’ll probably have on you a laptop bag and a carry-on bag: perfect items to try the farmer’s walk.This simple but incredibly effective exercise consists of walking with heavy objects in your hands. The farmer’s walk activates many major muscle groups: your core, forearms, shoulders, and legs.

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.