Ever wondered what fitness hacks can keep you on track?
Should you try running, rely on the hotel gym, work out in your room or aim to walk for 20 minutes each day. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do – just do it!
Exercise has enormous health benefits and reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise also helps to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels down. And it’s an excellent form of weight management reducing fat and increasing lean muscle tissue.
Good fitness levels will also reduce any stress, tension or anxiety you’re experiencing, increase your energy and help you to enjoy a better nights sleep. All these health benefits mean you’ll work smarter and more effectively for the duration of your business trip.
It’s all about the shopping
You don’t need to spend a fortune or pack a whole load of kit when you’re on the road. A good pair of trainers are essential to give you a stable base to work from and it’s vital ladies invest in a good sports bra. Other than that you should wear what you feel comfortable in. Workout gear made from technical materials which will keep you dry, cool you down or insulate you is widely available but not essential.
Know your why
Whether it’s general health, muscle building or you simply want to feel comfortable in your clothes again knowing why you’re exercising keeps you motivated when you’re on a busy schedule.
Consider how much time you realistically have available to exercise whilst you’re travelling for business and then block those sessions into your diary.
Track your progress
If you’re not tech savvy don’t panic, you don’t need an expensive gadget or even an app to monitor your progress. Simply start an exercise diary using an actual pen and paper! Seeing your progress on paper gives you a real sense of accomplishment, motivates and keeps you focused.
Dance to your favourite tune
Dancing involves exercising your whole body, especially if you’re alone in your hotel room and can really let rip! Put on your favourite tunes and dance like nobody’s watching. Even the busiest of you can find time for this one!
Remember the most effective way to stay on track with your fitness whilst travelling for business is to choose an activity you actually enjoy. So if you don’t like running, go for a walk or if gyms intimidate you, work out in your hotel room.
Maintaining a regular exercise schedule when you’re away from your normal routine isn’t about finding the time it’s about making your health a priority.
© Extravitality 2017
Need some light weight equipment to aid fitness when travelling?
Here are a couple of items which you can easily tuck into your overnight case. All are available from Amazon, below 200 grams in weight, and can be easily shipped to any location.