Exercise Tips for Travelers

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it is possible to stick to your exercise routine when you’re on the road. With a little planning, it can be easy to stay fit when you travel.

Pack your fitness clothes. Be prepared. Take along your sneakers or walking shoes, exercise clothing, and bathing suit. If you’re taking your laptop, you can watch any of the Go4Life exercise videos on our YouTube channel.
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Stop along the way. If you’re traveling by car, take frequent breaks; get out and stretch or walk around. Not only will it help you feel better, it will help you stay more alert while driving. If you’re flying, walk around the airport while waiting for your flight.

Explore the neighborhood. Find out about local parks, walking trails, shopping malls, or recreation centers. Build physical activity into your sightseeing, try exploring on foot rather than by car.

Check out local exercise facilities. Many hotels have workout rooms or pools for guests. Some fitness centers may even offer guest memberships or day passes to travelers.

Stick to your routine as much as possible. Try to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day while you travel. If you’re a morning person, exercise before going out for the day. If you’re working, try fitting your exercise in on your lunch break. Or, if your day is too hectic, try a workout in the afternoon or early evening.