By M. Manning
Staying fit and eating healthy not only help you live longer, but they also make you feel great today and give you better performance in all areas of life. Those who value their fitness know how important regular exercise is to feeling their best. On vacation, exercise can present special challenges. Fortunately, it’s becoming easier at many hotels and airports. Below is a deeper look at staying fit while you travel.
Staying Fit at Home Compared to on the Road
At home, an exercise routine is often simple to sustain as long as health and schedules allow. During trips, however, exercising can require planning and creativity to stay on track. Not all hotels have gyms or the right equipment, and not all areas surrounding hotels are ideal for running or walking. The surrounding city may contain a gym, but it might not be close enough to visit if time is short. Although these issues require fitness enthusiasts to work for their exercise, places are increasingly accommodating travelers who want to exercise while they’re away from home.
Numerous Advances Being Developed
Hotels and airports are making big changes in their support of fitness-minded guests. Many hotels have had basic gyms for decades, but some are going further today with fitness classes and special room designs that cater to people who favor yoga or cardio exercise. San Francisco International Airport gives travelers the option of doing yoga in a special zen room, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has created several walking paths for travelers who want to hoof it before catching a flight.
Ensuring Exercise Options During Future Trips
It’s best to research hotels and travel areas before departing to be able to count on staying fit during a trip. Doing some research before booking a hotel is not only important for price, but also for your overall experience. On a trip to Las Vegas I did plenty of research on the Internet before book the hotel I stayed at. I searched review sites, social travel apps, and listings for the best hotels in Las Vegas for my particular interests and personality. The reviews and social icons helped me choose because I saw what hotels other people that are similar to me liked. Hotels also usually have information about running trails in the area. Online inspection of street-level views can also give insight into whether areas are friendly to walking or jogging. In cases of ongoing travel to numerous cities, the best deal may be to get a regular membership at a nationwide gym chain.
Eating Healthy on Trips
Although many hotels offer a good variety of healthy vittles, it’s often best to research areas beforehand to locate delivery services and eat-in restaurants with preferred options. If an extended-stay hotel is a choice, groceries can be purchased in town and cooked in the hotel room as desired. Otherwise, there are plenty of simple meals that can be prepared with or without a microwave, which is included in most hotel rooms. Local groceries and health food stores also have plenty of portable, nutritious options.
Fitness can be more difficult to maintain during travel, but it can also be an exciting challenge that revitalizes a fitness regimen. Ultimately, there are plenty of ways to simplify exercise while taking a trip. If you plan ahead and stay open to new possibilities you encounter on the way, you can take your exercise program on the road without a problem.