Good morning! Like many of you, we regularly follow a fitness routine and a healthy diet. It is however challenging to eat healthy and to get that workout in when traveling, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure there are some things you can do so all your hard work doesn’t fall by the waist side. To help you out we have compiled a few travel health and fitness tips to keep you on track.
Five Travel Health and Fitness Tips
Tip#1 - Pack Healthy Snacks
When away from home the urge to grab something from a vending machine when you feel those hunger pangs can be overwhelming, but a little preparation can go a long way. When packing your bags put together snack packs for your trip. Some mess free snacks you can take along can include protein bars, nuts, whole grain crackers, and dried fruit.
Tip#2 – Pack Athletic Shoes
Walking is great exercise but walking in high heels or dress shoes doesn’t inspire you to take those extra steps. Wear your sneakers and take the stairs, walk to meetings or attractions close by, take an after dinner or early morning exploration stroll of the neighborhood or if you prefer just walk the hallways in the hotel.
Tip#3 – Drink Plenty of Water
Rather than have that sugary beverage or glass of wine, opt for water. We are all aware of the benefits of drinking water but did you know that it is especially important to drink water when you are flying? It is easy to become dehydrated on airplanes, especially on the longer flights, due to the dry air in the cabin. Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after a flight will help you to feel refreshed and ready for whatever you have planned.
Tip#4 – Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sometimes it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. To help ensure you get the best rest you can, prepare ahead of time. When packing for your trip make sure to include your must have sleep supplies. Some things you may want to pack might be your favorite pillow, comfortable sleep attire, earplugs, an MP3 player loaded with soothing music or a sleeping mask.
Tip#5- Utilize the Hotel Gym
Hotel gyms are a great resource. At the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel, our Fitness Center is equipped with a variety of work out equipment including cardio, free weights, and an outdoor pool (open from Memorial Day through Labor Day). Take advantage of the variety of weight training and cardiovascular exercise equipment offered and add some spice to your routine.
Stay fit and healthy no matter where your travels take you.
See you in the gym,
Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel