Staying Fit While Traveling for Business

Business trips can wreak havoc on your fitness and diet plans, especially if you are a frequent traveler. Even still, business travel shouldn’t be seen as an excuse to avoid hitting the gym and eating healthy. All it takes is a bit of planning.

Keeping active will help keep weight gain at bay. Try seeking out local gyms and fitness facilities. Some gyms, such as 24 Hour Fitness, have locations across the country.  Walking the town or taking bike rides are great ways to get some physical activity and familiarize yourself with new surroundings.

One of the biggest health traps while traveling is the constant dining out. Try to avoid frequenting restaurants and ordering carryout. Corporate housing options provide full size kitchens so you can go to the grocery store, cook your own meals and keep to your normal diet routine.

Remember to stay hydrated. Flights can dehydrate you and cause you to retain water, which can make you feel bloated. It’s recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

Travel with your own snacks. Airports can be particularly dangerous for weight-conscious travelers. Finding healthy food at airports is a challenge.  Healthy choices are available, but not easy to find. Try to bring along your own snacks and meals and if you can’t bring your own, opt for purchasing fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt or salads (but go easy on the dressing).

Staying fit while on the road will have you feeling healthy and productive.

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