Travel Fitness Tips - How to not let traveling interfere with your fitness routine

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Hey guys I do not travel a lot so I got someone who knows a little about traveling and fitness to share some tips with you today. Mike Manning will share tips on how you can stay fit even when you are traveling...

Probably one of the most overlooked aspects of traveling is the effect it may have on your fitness routine. The many temptations offered on a typical trip can throw you off of your rhythm, making it that much harder to resume a healthy lifestyle when you return from your trip. Here are a few ways to break that tendency and maintain your physical fitness level.



travel fitness tips, don't let traveling interfere with your gym routine
Staying fit on the road

Research your hotel


Before you even leave on your trip, do some research first to find hotels that will make it easier for you to maintain your fitness. Many modern hotels now offer gyms, exercise equipment -- even fitness classes. On a recent trip to San Francisco I used a travel site called Gogobot in order to do my research on hotels, their prices, and their amenities. Here I was able to look at a list of San Francisco hotels and could make sure I booked a hotel with a 24-hour gym. When you arrive, you should avail yourself of these opportunities.


If your hotel does not offer such facilities, there are still some ways to get in some needed exercise. For example, you could pack a set of dumbbell weights. Some travelers prefer resistance bands because they are much lighter and pack more easily.


Some hotels also have running or nature trails nearby. You could do some running, jogging, or hiking there. Do not forget to pack your running clothes and shoes. You should also inquire about the area to make sure it is safe. Keep in mind that some areas may be safe during the day but dangerous at night.


Airports


In addition to the trend of hotels offering fitness facilities, some airports have begun providing exercise options for their travelers. Some airports, like the San Francisco International Airport, now offer "Zen rooms" and other options. This gives you a great opportunity to use your time wisely if you have a layover.


Healthy eating


Probably one of the most difficult temptations for most travelers is the lure of exotic, and often poorly fattened food. You can prevent this by researching restaurants that cater to your individual dietary needs. Many restaurants offer special menus for such diners.


Also, be sure to control your portion sizes. Many restaurants give you much more food than it is healthy to eat in one sitting. Order smaller meals, or request a carryout box for any leftovers. These make great lunches for later.


Back home


Finally, be sure to get back into your normal routine as soon as you can. Habits are hard to form but easy to break. The sooner your resume your fitness regimen, the more likely it is you will maintain it upon returning home.

This post was written by Mike Manning, he is into the outdoors, he likes hiking, weight training, cooking, camping, running and travelling the world and exploring nature so be sure to check out his blog http://mikemanningmusings.blogspot.com/ for more cool tips of health and fitness.


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