Keep Active Away From Home Vacations, family visits, and business trips can interrupt your typical fitness routine and even get you a little off-track. With the temptation of drinks and indulgent foods, back to back meetings, or the influence of other’s eating habits, it’s no wonder those who travel often can have a hard time staying in their ideal shape. Though it takes some effort and determination to make healthy choices, it is possible to take time away from home and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, don’t undo your hard work by splurging on extra calories and becoming sedentary! Keep Your Healthy Habits To figure out your fit-traveling plan, take some time to think about your current and typical routine. Are you a morning exerciser, or do you wait until after dinner? Do you eat 3 big meals a day, or snack on small meals every few hours? Evaluate the timing of your healthy habits and think about how you can maintain a similar schedule on the road. For example, if you always workout in the morning, you can still do so on vacation or while away for work – you may need to set your alarm a tad earlier, but you won’t regret the workout. Often when we travel our eating habits generously shift. While you can certainly indulge in foods you’d typically stray away from, do so in moderation. If you are a snacker , keep small bags of nuts, trail-mix, or fruit handy throughout the day. Eating throughout the day will keep your energy level and blood sugar level consistent, helping you avoid binging later in the day on less nutritious foods. Stay Active Aside from sticking to your regular healthy habits, it is also important to carve out a bit of extra time to devote to your health. After a meal (you choose whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner), head outside or around the hotel for a 10 minute power walk (stairs are a bonus!). Getting moving shortly after consuming a meal can help keep your waistline in check. The final to-do in terms of returning home just as fit and energized is to indulge. Indulge in extra sleep! Time away from your typical schedule can take away day to day distractions. Use this opportunity to log a few extra z’s and you will return home feeling rested and rejuvenated. Time away from home doesn’t have to derail your fitness strides. Do your best to follow our tips and you’ll be surprised how great you feel by the time you return to “real life”! About the Author: FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box’! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|