When you’re traveling for business, it can be hard to stay fit and healthy. You’re often on the road and eating at restaurants that aren’t as nutritious as you’d like them to be. You may also find yourself staying in a hotel with limited exercise equipment.
All is not lost — it’s possible to exercise while traveling and still maintain your fitness routine. Here are some tips for staying fit on the road:
- Pack in-room exercise equipment If you have a room with full gym access, great! If not, pack in-room exercise equipment like resistance bands or weighted gloves. Those small items can help you squeeze an extra workout into your day. If your hotel doesn’t offer towels and water bottles, buy some from the front desk or bring your own from home.
- Pack your workout clothes. If you’re going on a business trip, chances are good that you’ll be staying at a hotel or a conference center where there will be a fitness center. Pack a gym bag and make sure it has everything you need. For example, if you’re traveling by plane and want to work out in the hotel gym, make sure your sneakers fit in your bag (or get a pair of running shoes that are easy to pack). If the hotel gym doesn’t have free weights, throw some in your suitcase so that you don’t have to buy them at the hotel store at an inflated price. Pack workout clothes and any toiletries that might be helpful while on vacation—it’s easy to forget these things when traveling!
- Schedule time off into your itinerary if possible. When booking flights, hotels, and car rentals ahead of time, try to arrange schedules so that they all align with each other—this will help prevent having to cancel plans due to unforeseen delays or traffic issues. Don’t hesitate if it means spending an extra night or two at an airport hotel before continuing on with your trip