Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Staying Fit

With our busy month of July, I was left trying to figure out when and how to fit in some exercise. I had to put on  my creative hat while away and work in some not so typical type activities. More running around the yard chasing nieces and nephews, more stationary type workouts, more going with the flow. 

It's tough when you're away from your gym or the place you usually get your sweat on. My guest today wanted to share a little advice on how, maybe, we could make this easier on ourselves and take advantage of the "away" surroundings. 


If you are a person who loves to exercise, then you understand how traveling can put a damper into your routine. Whenever you have to take a trip, everything seems to change. This includes your energy levels and your stress levels. After being away from home for a few days and not being able to exercise, then your energy levels will decrease, and your stress levels will increase. When this happens, your entire trip will turn into a disaster. Luckily, by doing a little research, you can find yourself with many possibilities for your daily exercise.

When you begin to make preparations for your trip, it is important to do a little research about your hotel. If you want to ensure that you can exercise, you must know if the hotel has any exercise amenities. Also, since you may be familiar with doing a certain type of exercise, you must make sure that the hotel has the facilities and equipment for that particular routine. For example, if you often do strength-training exercises, it is important for your hotel to have weights and resistance bands available for you to use. If you are a person who likes to participate in exercise classes, then you should search for hotels that have those types of classes available. On a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to book a great hotel for my fitness and monetary needs by searching a travel reviews site. This site gave me a list of the best hotels in the San Francisco area and I could scroll through them to see the amenities offered and the reviews from people who have previously stayed there. This really made my experience so much better.

Also, you should pay particular attention to your flight reservations when you are planning your trip. Being at the airport will be one of the most stressful times on your trip, and it can also be one of the places in which you spend a considerable amount of time. As a result of this, many airports have begun to offer people the opportunity to exercise as they wait to board their flights. The San Francisco International Airport allows its passengers to eliminate their stress in yoga and Zen rooms. On the other hand, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport allows its passengers to eliminate their stress by walking on one of its many walking paths.

When you begin to make plans for your trip, it is important that you have all of your necessary items; however, having the opportunity to exercise will lessen the stress that may come if you forget one of these items. As you exercise, be sure to also pay attention to your diet. A diet that has many unhealthy foods can contribute to an increased level of stress; therefore, you should aim to eat healthy portions of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
Wherever you travel and for whatever reasons, the most important thing you can do is create an itinerary and do some research. This is how you can find time to exercise, but also have it mapped out to where, when, and what workouts you are doing. I used to be a serial procrastinator when it came to this kind of stuff, but now I focus on the end goal and make sure to figure it all out beforehand.

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Thanks so much Mike for sharing with us today. I hope you were able to pull something from his advice. Have a great Wednesday!!

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