Four Fabulous Weight Loss-Friendly Travel Tips


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For many, traveling is one big excuse for throwing caution to the wind when it comes to health and fitness. If you're looking to lose weight and planning a trip soon, don't fall to temptation. Metabolic Research Center offers these tips for healthy, weight-loss friendly traveling:

  • Choose your hotel well: When choosing hotels, call ahead and ask about all fitness-related offerings. While 84 percent of hotels today have on-site fitness centers, many offer guests the choice to work out at nearby fitness clubs. Also, savvier hotels increasingly are offering group exercise and yoga classes, as well as walking or running excursions open only to guests. Other fitness-friendlyamenitiesmight include 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 energizing music.
  • Make fitness a priority when packing: When packing for a trip, be sure to include workout clothing, shoes and other gear you'll need. Pack these items last so that they're situated on top of everything else in your suitcase. They'll be the first items you see when you unzip your bags, reminding you to make getting a daily workout a priority while traveling.
  • Keep healthy snacks handy: Healthy, low-calorie and low-fat snacking options can be tough to find while you're traveling. Airports and hotel minibars may have them, but you'll pay extra. Instead, pack your own heathy snacks such as nuts, oats, fruits and veggies. If you're flying, be sure to pack snack in your carry-on bag so they're alwayswithin reach.
  • Sight see on foot: Among the best parts of traveling is seeing new sights. Turn your sight-seeing tours into fun workouts with brisk walks, jogs or runs through the local area. Ask your hotel concierge or friendly locals about the routes that take you past historic or interesting landmarks. Some hotels even have running or walking programs with outings led by fitness concierges, so be sure to ask.

If you're planning a trip, prepare byscheduling a consultation at your nearest Metabolic Research Center. We'll develop a custom nutrition and exercise plan designed to help you lose weight whether you're a home body or a road warrior. Call 800-501-8090 to set your appointment today.

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