Monday, February 8, 2010

Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling

Anyone who travels a great deal needs to stay healthy and fit. But just do you do it? Here are a few tips from Olympic athletes and frequent business travelers.

Drink...and then drink some more.
It doesn't matter if you are on a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam or from Phoenix to need to stay hydrated. Carry an empty refillable bottle through security and fill it before you get on the plane. On a long flight, ask the attendants to refill it from their bottled water.

Take a walk, go for a run, do some sit-ups or some squats. Whatever is your exercise of choice, don't forget about it when traveling. Have a long layover in an airport? Go for a walk. Depending on how long your layover is, you may be able to walk to the next terminal! Heading to the beach? Take advantage of jogging or walking in the sand. Your body will thank you for it.

Eat right.
Almonds make a healthy snack and so does fruit. If you pack some in your backpack or carry-on you won't have to buy the airport not-so-healthy food and it won't cost you as much. Don't forget to start your day with a good breakfast, especially if you have a big day ahead of you.

Plan ahead.
Packing the right snacks and a water bottle, scoping out the airport ahead of time and allowing some time for exercise while traveling will make your next trip a healthy one.

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