Four Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling
When traveling, either for business or pleasure, many people find it tough to stay on a healthy track. And some simply use traveling as an excuse to throw caution to the wind, skip exercise and enjoy calorie spurges at mealtime. If you're working to lose weight, don't let a trip away tank your fitness and weight loss efforts. Metabolic Research Center offers these tips for healthy traveling:
- Book your stay at a fitness-friendly hotel: At the very least, confirm whether the hotel you're considering has an on-site exercise center or has a deal with a fitness club nearby, preferably within walking distance of the hotel. Keep in mind that many hotels now offer group exercise, walking, running or yoga classes open only to guests. Other fitness-centric amenities offered by savvy hoteliers are in-room exercise equipment, bicycles that can be checked out and kits that include exercise apparel, yoga mats, stretch bands and even MP3 players pre-loaded with workout-friendly music.
- Pack smart: When packing for a trip, be sure to include workout clothing and shoes. Pack them on top so they're the first thing you see when you open your suitcase and place them beside your bed so you're inspired to put them on when you wake.
- Take in the scenery on foot: Make the most of your sight-seeing by taking brisk walks, jogs or runs through the local area. Many hotels now offerscenic running and walking route maps that begin and end at the hotel and take you past historic landmarks and other interesting spots. Ask for maps at the front desk or chat up the concierge about the best outdoor exercise spots in town.
- Pack healthy snacks: Healthy snacking options can be scarce or simply too pricey while traveling. Pack bags with nuts, fruits and veggies or other low-calorie, low fat snacks to take with you. If you're flying, be sure to pack them in your carry-on bag so they're always handy.
Planning a trip soon? Before you go, schedule a consultation with a weight loss specialist at your nearest Metabolic Research Center. We can help tailor a nutrition and exercise plan that works, whether you're on home turf or travelling abroad.
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