In all probability, you may not use many of your emergency supplies–things that you lug around in one corner of your bag; but chances are that a few of them may turn out to be helpful. Its, true, travel can cause undue stress on even the best of fitness enthusiasts and make the going get tougher-as long hours on the road or in-flight make them forget their regular exercise regimes and other activities that keep their muscles relaxed and in order.
A little bit of precaution and the right steps go a long way in helping you stick to your crunches and push-ups and making you feel fit and healthy-even after a long day of traveling for pleasure or business. Read on for a closer insight into some easy means of exercising on the move.
Tip 1 # Plan Ahead
Most business and luxury hotels offer exercise options – a spa, fitness center, pool, or TV workout program. Before booking, it is a good idea to check upon the facilities offered and plan accordingly. Sheraton hotels usually offer “workout in a bag kits” for their clients; which features a stretch rope, mat and some other items that you may like to use in your room. (image by Sheraton Hotels and Resorts).
Most urban dwellers are quite used to working out in the evenings or before going to work. If you are used to gym equipments and tools and would not like to spend a day without them then you should review the facilities offered by the hotel and consider one that has options working out indoors. If you think that this is impossible; then you need to think again. Hotel Gym Review is an online portal that makes it easy for you to get good workouts on the road. It boasts of information on hotel gymnasium facilities, user-reviews and the amenities offered by various hotels, located globally.
Luxury hotels also offer in-room workouts via the Cable Station and Exercise TV: Hyatt, Double Tree, Marriott, Radisson and Omni are some of them.
If you are fond of running and cannot do without your morning jog, then run.com will aid your quest for safe, measured running tracks in unfamiliar places. Here, you will find routes for various countries around the world.
Tip #2: Smart Workouts
It is possible to get good strength and a conditioning workout in the privacy of your hotel rooms too. For instance, you can squat to exercise you quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves all at once; Target the muscles in your glutes, quads, hips, hamstrings and calves with lungs or do 2-3 planks for 15-20 seconds-this will work on your abs, legs , back, arms and also help your internal abdominal muscles. Pushups are great for chest, back, shoulders, triceps and abs; do at least three sets of 5 for best results. (image by Katie Evans).
Tip #3: Eat Less, Drink More
And yes, a little bit of cutting back on what you eat and drink will also go a long way in helping your overall digestive system. Remember to drink loads of water and eat light-especially at night. It’s best to aim for nutritious and healthy food and substitute pastas, breads and whole grain foods with salads, veggies and fruits.
Precaution is definitely better than cure-the adage being all the more true when you are traveling.
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