Staying Fit While Traveling

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Question: I have a new job and it requires travel. I don’t have the time or ability to train as I used to and besides the weight I am starting to acquire I don’t feel energized like I did when I was training regularly. Any tips on how to at least maintain when having to travel?
Answer: When you are on the road and traveling by automobile, make time for stops to gets out and move every one to two hours. Move around and stretch. Don’t just get out of the car but actually flex and stretch your muscles. You may look different from everyone else at the welcome station but you will feel much better.
When you arrive at your destination hotel, go ahead and train. It won’t be as effective as your normal workouts at your regular gym but it will get your blood moving and body feeling better.
Both of these are important for air travel as well. Get up and move about the cabin as frequently as possible. If you change time zones training can help your body adjust to the time difference. With both modes of transportation but especially for air travel try to remain hydrated.
Make every attempt to avoid snacking too much as you ride in your car. It does help pass the time and it can hep you deal with the boredom but it doesn’t do your body any good to eat because you have little to do. Exercise and maintain your hydration levels whether you travel for business or pleasure.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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