5 Tips on Staying in Shape While You Are Traveling

5 Tips on staying in shape while you are traveling

Two of the biggest problems I struggle with when traveling, especially when I’m on the road for extended periods of time, is lack of time and the will-power to work-out. But not keeping up with my daily workout routine when traveling ultimately makes me feel worse in the long run. Travel is definitely hard on the body as it makes you continuously adjust to new schedules, routines and time zones.

To try to combat my lack of fitness while traveling, I had a chat with Eraldo Maglara, a certified personal trainer, author and fitness consultant and the host of TV show “Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo” airs on WMCN TV in Philadelphia and New Jersey, about his top 5 tips for staying in shape while traveling.

1. Eat Healthy

Easier said than done…right? But according to Maglara making wise decisions in your food selections can pay big dividends while you are on a trip.

“If given the opportunity select food items that are fresh, organic and non-processed to add value to your overall health,” he says. “Try to make a conscious effort to minimize your intake of salt, sugar and saturated fried items as well.”

2. Get Moving

“Whether you are walking, jogging, lifting weights, cycling or playing tennis, the act of keeping your body in movable state will help you not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well,” Maglara says.

3. Stay Hydrated

This is a big one, especially if you’re on the move a lot. I know I have trouble remember to drink enough water, but Maglara says not doing so keeps you from reaching your peak performance level.

“Staying hydrated is key to keeping our systems working properly and functioning at a high level,” he says. “To make sure you don’t fall short of our daily intake of H20, always carry a bottle with you wherever and whenever possible. As for your consumption of alcoholic beverages all I can say is…. drink responsibly.”

4. Choose A Hotel With a Gym

It is pretty standard for hotels and resorts to have some type of fitness center or exercise room these days, which means there is no excuse to not set aside at least 30 minutes each day to working out like you would at home.

“If a gym or exercise facility is not available to you, there are alternatives you choose from like running, jogging or body weighted exercises you can do in the privacy of your own room,” Maglara says.

5. Sleep Well

Sleep deprivation is a familiar theme these days with people dedicating less and less time to sleep as life’s daily stressors take up more of our time. But sleep is imperative for wellbeing, especially when traveling across multiple time-zones.

“The long-term effects of this deficiency can cause serious health issues for many. Make it your mission to establish a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night when possible,” Maglara says.


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Glovo
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Glovo
Grammarly
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Grammarly
Julian Teicke
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Julian Teicke
Insurance
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Next Insurance
McDonalds
10 Stocks to Consider if you Like McDonald’s
Nintendo
10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Nintendo
Nike
10 Stocks to Buy That are Like Nike but Cheaper
Home Depot
10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Home Depot
Darmstadt
The 20 Best Places to Live in Germany
Dar es Salaam- Tanzania
The 20 Best Places to Live in Africa
Bar Harbor, ME
The 20 Best Places to Live in the Northeast
Phoenix Neighborhoods
The 20 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Arizona
Hong Kong Restaurant
The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Berkeley, CA
The Prince Sakura Tower
The 20 Best Hotels in Tokyo
Palmers Fresh Seafood
The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Lexington, KY
Boardwalk Resort Aruba
The 20 Best Hotels in Aruba
Everything We Know About Aston Martin’s Limited Edition V12 Speedster So Far
2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lamborghini Huracan EVO
Ford Mustang Mach-E
20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ford Mustang Mach-E
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR
The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept
Fossil Q Control
10 Best Fossil Smart Watches Money Can Buy
Stowa Prodiver Lime and Orange
The 20 Best Stowa Watches of All-Time
Spinnaker Hull California Automatic Black Tan
The 20 Best Spinnaker Watches of All-Time
Mido Multifort Automatic Anthracite Dial
The 20 Best Mido Watches of All-Time