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Here’s How to Stay in Shape While on the Move

Posted by on October 7, 2020 in Travel and Entertainment with 0 Comments

There are tons of websites, blogs, and books on how to get in shape and stay in shape. The problem is, you need some constants to adhere to an exercise routine, such as a predictable calendar. But then, if you travel often, your days are unpredictable, and it's easy to push off your fitness goals until things settle down.

You don't have to. In fact, you can stay in great shape as you hop from city to city. Here are five tips on how to get started.

Choose your hotels wisely.

After a long flight, you naturally want to get to your hotel and relax. If you can find one close to your place of assignment, even better! But then, when you're consciously trying to stay in shape, proximity to your appointments can't be your only priority.

Instead, find a hotel that's close to a public park, river, or hiking trail. These are prime spots for a nice morning walk or run. While researching hotels, also keep an eye out for one with a sophisticated gym. That would be a massive bonus!

Get a fitness band.

The average human burns approximately 3,100 calories daily. If you walk 10,000 steps per day, you can add 500 calories to that number. When you're on a tight schedule, just getting those steps in can be enough. Get a fitness band or a pedometer to track your daily steps.

Alternatively, you can install apps like pacer and charity miles to track your activities. A quick walk between meetings, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and going for a morning walk can help you achieve more than you think.

Drink lots of water.

You probably already know that staying hydrated is a critical part of staying in shape. Drinking lots of water can improve your metabolism, flush out waste products, and even suppress your appetite. More than that, drinking water can help you avoid the extra calories that come with “refreshing” sodas.

Few things are more appealing than a chilled can of coke on a hot, stressful day. However, every gulp brings calories you don't need. Opting for water can help you cut those calories and maintain your fitness goals.

Eat smart.

It's hard enough to eat healthy when you're home. Cooking your meals and exploring healthy restaurants are strategies that often help. However, when you're on the road, these are rarely viable options. You're not helpless. For example, you can opt to get protein or salad dressing with every meal.

They are filling without all the extra calories. You can also read the nutritional information on snack bars before you munch away — a bag of chips has 1,200 calories! Maybe grab a protein bar instead.

Get a mobile gym.

More than just staying in shape, some people enjoy working out for the thrill of it. For them, the adrenaline rush they get from lifting weights is unparalleled. If you’re in this category, a mobile gym is your best option.

They are light, portable, and can help you hit all your favorite muscle groups. Some mobile gyms even come with adjustable resistance settings, in case you like variety. The BodyBoss Home Gym is one of the best ones on the market so far.

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