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November 10, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC

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I’m out of the country working and have been trying to make sure that I stay on track with my workouts and health routine.

When I connected with the advisors at the Physical Activity Line I mentioned that I would be travelling in the near future, and asked for tips on ways that I could fit in smaller workouts with limited equipment.

They gave me a few exercises that I can easily do in my hotel room – things like push ups, crunches and squats.

The key is to find things that you can do that don’t require a gym. I’m also bringing my running shoes, just in case I’m able to fit in a run or two. What better way to see a new city than by hitting its streets and going for a walk or a jog?

Do you have any fitness and travel tips to share with me so I don’t fall behind?

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Lynn Bowen

Posted on Tuesday November 15, 2011 a 7:58pm

Creative scheduling seems to be critical when working fitness into a business trip. I either wake up early and work out at the hotel gym facilities or schedule in a work out before dinner. Depending on the city one is conducting business in, the concierge can provide information on local fitness centres or yoga studios. To relieve stress a yoga class does wonders. If I don't have time to attend a yoga class, I stretch throughout the day during meeting breaks. If I don't exercise on a business trip, I don't feel well. Perhaps I am somewhat addicted to exercise, so it's a priority to me. Here are some tips that may be helpful: - Schedule in exercise just as you would a meeting. - Wake up early and go to the hotel gym, even if it's just for 1/2 an hour, you will feel accomplished and it's a great start to the day! - Take stretch breaks throughout the day. - Talk to your hotel concierge to find out local walking or running routes - Use the hotel stairs rather than the elevator. My health challenge when travelling is not fitting in exercise but, rather, eating healthfully. Does anyone have some tips for eating well when travelling?

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