Oh the joys of life on the road. In a previous life (aka before kids), I traveled every week for work. I would leave on Monday EARLY and come home Thursday late. It was my “normal”. I spent a lot of that time figuring out how to make sure I maintained a healthy lifestyle.
I picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way and now that I’m traveling again for work, I’m finding myself slipping back into old habits with a new “mommy” twist.
So I thought I would share with you 5 Tips for healthy travel.
- Plan Ahead: Routine is not a word that is synonymous with travel. You have to be prepared and when the opportunity to workout presents itself, you have to take it. Look at your options ahead of time. Look for running groups or boot camp classes that you could join
- Gym Going On The Fly: We all know hotel gyms are not necessarily the best but sometimes that’s all you have to work with. When that happens, consider taking advantage of all the my “Do Anywhere” Workouts. Depending on where you are and what hotel you are at, ask the front desk if they have any partnerships with local gyms. Sometimes you can get a free guest membership while you’re staying there. The Renaissance in Pittsburgh was great about this.
- Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep: This is especially important to be aware of when you travel. It’s easy to let the task at hand get the best of you but I always travel with a Nuun water bottle and plenty of nuun.
- Pack For Versatility: I love Oiselle for so many reasons but especially when traveling because their clothes are so versatile. I try to pack workout clothes that can serve as casual clothes as well. The Rundelicous top is perfect and so are their stripey shirts.
- Safety First: If you’re a runner like me and like to explore new cities, make sure you do it safely. Don’t go alone if possible but if you have to, make sure you’re equipped with phone, money, keys and GoSportID if possible.
I don’t want to leave you breastfeeding traveling moms out, I did a few posts on how I do this. This is my second time around doing this and it seems to work so far.
16 Hours of Meetings and 11 Ounces of Liquid Gold | Breastfeeding The Second Time Around
Just like with anything, maintaining your health isn’t necessarily easy but if you commit to it, you can do it anywhere, anytime.
What are some of your best tips for staying healthy on the road?
Don’t forget to link up your favorite race recap on yesterday’s post.