The prospect of traveling can fill a person with anticipation. It can also be fraught with stress, what with the toll that a long journey can take on a person, the demands of a working trip, and a full schedule. Be sure to include fitness into your plans. You will feel better, be able to handle the pressures that are placed on your shoulders, and have a more positive experience.
Stay on the Move as Often as Possible
If you are driving to your destination, plan breaks along the way to get out in move. Sitting for too long is dangerous for your health and can lead to fatigue as well. Pull over at a rest stop and take a walk. If you see a pleasant park, stop a while, stretch, and stroll on the path. If you're waiting in the airport or a depot, get moving. Take the stairs several times and make the rounds until it is time to depart. If you're fortunate to be in an airport like San Francisco International Airport or Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, you can even take advantage of yoga classes and a walking path. Once you are on the plane, you can continue to take walks on the plane. According to travelfitness.com, this is important for staying limber and having good circulation. Bring your own water bottle to maintain hydration.
Your Hotel- Choose Wisely
When you are planning your accommodations, select a hotel or resort with a quality fitness center and a pool. Many hotels are now offering exercise classes as part of the passage for health-conscious individuals. On a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to book a hotel with a great fitness center because I did a little due diligence on a travel reviews site. This review site gave me a list of the best hotels in San Francisco and I could see what type of fitness center they offered and if they had good fitness classes complimentary. Once you arrive, if it isn't too late, get out and take a walk around the area. If you are a runner, now might be the time for that jog. Be sure to include your exercise routine, whether you swim, go to the fitness room, or sign up for a class. Don’t forget to pack your fitness attire (and your runners) and add a resistance band in your bag for some simple strength training. Last, make sure you get plenty of rest. A good night's sleep allows your body to make repairs and recharge, maintaining systems at optimal levels and a good supply of energy.
Executive Fitness in Vancouver, Canada
If your travels ever take you to Vancouver, British Columbia, I'd like to introduce you to The Bentall Centre Athletic Club....located in the heart of Vancouver's business district at 1055 Dunsmuir Street. Whether its Squash, Boxing, Weights, Yoga, Treadmill, Spin, Boot Camp, or 1on1 personal training, the full service 22 000 sq feet of recreational space has all the amenities you desire. For more information, class schedule, and panoramic virtual tour visit www.bentallcentreathleticclub.com.
And don't forget to enjoy a eucalyptus steam before you leave...