FUEL YOUR LIFE
5月 19, 2017
When you travel – for work or pleasure, it can be challenging to maintain your exercise routine. You name it – jet lag, early flights or long car trips, different time zones, packed schedules and having to tote workout gear – all can discourage you from getting your sweat on. Even the most diehard fitness fanatics know the disappointment in finding the hotel fitness center small, uninviting and equipped by out-of-date machines.
Adding to this, big meals, on-the-go snacks, and social activities surrounded by food, and it’s easy to get in a fitness funk on the road. But with all the sitting that typically accompanies travel, along with the many other obstacles, exercise is exactly what you need to feel better and enjoy your time away from home.
It IS possible to exercise while traveling, but it takes some forethought, planning and commitment. Before you pack your next bag, consider the following recommendations for travel workouts:
- Seek out fitness centers before your trip – If you can select your hotel (and your company is not booking it for you), check websites to see which has a fitness center, or call the front desk and ask what equipment is available for exercise.
Get Fit Without a Gym
5月 16, 2017
In an ideal world, everyone would belong to a health club and would exercise consistently to take care of their health and fitness. The reality is that only a fraction of the U.S. population are members of health clubs, and not nearly enough people are committed exercisers. While health clubs are ideal places to exercise, and provide a lot of variety for workouts, you can get fit without a gym.
What’s nice about health clubs is the various equipment, classes and training opportunities, which make it easier to follow a cross training regimen. But with some planning, commitment and investment, it is possible to develop a healthy fitness routine on your own. Consider the following:
- Walk, run, bike or inline skate outdoors – Hit the pavement, find a nature trail, follow a beachfront path, or seek a track at a local school for outdoor exercise. Better yet, identify several paths so that you can vary the scenery and stay motivated during workouts. Monitor and dress for the weather, and depending on where you live, this can be a refreshing year-round endeavor. Just be sure to have a Plan B if the weather doesn’t cooperate.