3 Ways to be a Healthy Traveler
I'm good at working out and eating (aren't we all good at eating) but in the past I had not been that great at staying in shape. However, for the last 2 years or so I've had to travel a lot for work and during this time I've figured out a diet and workout equation that works for me so that I can maintain my healthy lifestyle both at home and on the go. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't share my travel tips with you? Let's go....
If you will be there for 3 or more days go to the grocery store. I have yet to stay at a hotel that doesn't have a refrigerator and a microwave. I believe that should come standard in a room and if it doesn't, I'd try to stay somewhere that has this amenity. Going to the grocery store allows you to buy fruits, vegetables, brown rice cups, cooked shrimp, sandwich meat, bread, tortillas, mustard, microwaveable frozen veggies, etc. Also, the grocery store has steam bags and you can throw a whole meal in there. Picture this: sweet potato, frozen chicken strips, and broccoli steamed to perfection and good for you too! Yum!
Figure out which workout you can easily do everyday, doesn't require a lot of equipment, and will actually help you burn calories that you know you won't burn when sitting in hours of meetings everyday. For me, running is my go to. Running keeps me in shape and I burn a ton of calories. Other workouts that can be done are yoga, jumping rope, body weight HIIT, and walking. You just have to figure out what's best for you!
Drink a lot of water. I travel with two bottles; one for my room and one for my handbag. I try to drink at least 100 ounces each day. I know you’re worried about getting up to use the bathroom a lot but are you worried more about what others think about you or your personal health and wellness? I’m just saying….
When folks get up to leave the room, no thoughts cross my mind because I’m paying attention to the meeting. I’m sure the same goes for most.
Enjoy getting in shape and stop using work travel as an excuse to be unhealthy.
Love and light,