This week’s article is brought to you by Mike Manning. As a pilot, keeping fit while spending your life on the road can be a challenge. It is not, however, an excuse not to exercise. There are a lot of options, from p90x to tons of crossfit ideas and gyms. Besides, exercising during a vacation or travel can keep the energy level high and also reduce stress – particularly if you do Yoga. Some great ideas here.
Just because you are traveling it doesn’t mean that you can skimp on fitness. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can still get some kind of exercise in. By doing so, you will come back from traveling feeling refreshed. Fitness while on the road will also relieve some of the stress and anxiety that goes along with traveling. The following tips will help ensure that you keep your fitness routine no matter where you are traveling too.
Research Your Options
Before traveling, research the fitness options available. You might be surprised at some of the different fitness amenities that various businesses are offering now. For example, some airports such as the Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport have walking paths available for their travelers to use. Also, make sure to do some due diligence on what hotel you stay at. On a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to book a hotel with a 24-hour fitness center by researching a travel review site. This site gave me a list of San Francisco hotels and from there I was able to discern whether the fitness amenities were up to par or not. Don’t forget to look for healthy food choices around where you are staying. Eating healthy is an important part of fitness. If you can, stop by a grocery store at your destination and pick up some healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables that you can munch on at your hotel. These snacks will keep you from binging on unhealthy vending machine items if you get hungry in the middle of the night.