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Round Up of Healthy Traveling Tips!

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

Traveling is one of the greatest pleasures in life!  You get adventure, new perspectives, great memories, new friends, relaxation, an escape from your daily routine and environment, heck, if you are lucky, you even get your bed made for you!  However, most of us do a lot of traveling—business, social, leisure, academic–not just a once a year vacay, so it never hurts to do a little planning and preparation to keep your health and fitness routine on track, so you feel your best during and upon returning from your totally awesome adventure!

I put together a round up of great posts and articles and tips for having a healthfully indulgent and fitness friendly sojourn from around the blog world, I am sure you have seen them before, but they are worth another glance!

Kath - Snack Packing for International Travel —covers that often forgotten vacation period the transit time to and from your destination!

Meghann - Healthy Snacks and Running Gear!

Tina-Easily Transportable Fitness Gear!  I love this post.  And also be sure to check out Tina’s great  travel articles for Health!

Gena— Travel Wrap Up-Be Prepared

Me!   I did a LONG post on Staying Fit While Traveling a while back covering everything from weekend trips to study abroad, my attitude is much the same, as when I wrote this post.  However, tomorrow I will share my specific fitness plan for this trip.

Checklist for travel friendly fitness:

-take advantage of all the time you have to be away from a desk and on your feet—walk, walk, walk

-sightsee rigorously—blasting hundreds of calories per hour at the same time—doing it on foot rather than on tour bus will help you in this effort

-plan fun natural exercise activities including, but not limited to: hiking, golf, mini golf, sailing, water skiing, surfing, rock climbing, basketball, tennis, swimming, scuba diving, volley ball, beach walks and runs, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, etc.

Easily packable items:

-Ipod

-Ipod charger for wall outlet (I have a Griffin-best purchase ever)

-sneakers

-weather appropriate workout clothes

-bathing suit

-Dyna band

-workouts torn out of magazines

-workout dvds

-deck of workout cards

-misc. books such as the NYC Ballet Workout

 

Other things to look out for:

-FitTV

-one day gym passes, guest or daily fee

-friends that want to get in their workout and will take you along for a run or exercise class

-hotel stairwells or football field stairs

-Wi Fit and an energetic nephew

-opportunities for power shopping

-turkey trots/local races or even City Running Tours

-youtube workouts

-downloadable ipod workouts such as my beloved Serena Williams’ Workouts and numerous coached runs

Happy Trails!

Traveling is one of the greatest pleasures in life!  You get adventure, new perspectives, great memories, new friends, relaxation, an escape from your daily routine and environment, heck, if you are lucky, you even get your bed made for you!  However, most of us do a lot of traveling—business, social, leisure, academic–not just a once a year vacay, so it never hurts to do a little planning and preparation to keep your health and fitness routine on track, so you feel your best during and upon returning from your totally awesome adventure!

I put together a round up of great posts and articles and tips for having a healthfully indulgent and fitness friendly sojourn from around the blog world, I am sure you have seen them before, but they are worth another glance!

Kath - Snack Packing for International Travel —covers that often forgotten vacation period the transit time to and from your destination!

Meghann - Healthy Snacks and Running Gear!

Tina-Easily Transportable Fitness Gear!  I love this post.  And also be sure to check out Tina’s great  travel articles for Health!

Gena— Travel Wrap Up-Be Prepared

Me!   I did a LONG post on Staying Fit While Traveling a while back covering everything from weekend trips to study abroad, my attitude is much the same, as when I wrote this post.  However, tomorrow I will share my specific fitness plan for this trip.

Checklist for travel friendly fitness:

-take advantage of all the time you have to be away from a desk and on your feet—walk, walk, walk

-sightsee rigorously—blasting hundreds of calories per hour at the same time—doing it on foot rather than on tour bus will help you in this effort

-plan fun natural exercise activities including, but not limited to: hiking, golf, mini golf, sailing, water skiing, surfing, rock climbing, basketball, tennis, swimming, scuba diving, volley ball, beach walks and runs, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, etc.

Easily packable items:

-Ipod

-Ipod charger for wall outlet (I have a Griffin-best purchase ever)

-sneakers

-weather appropriate workout clothes

-bathing suit

-Dyna band

-workouts torn out of magazines

-workout dvds

-deck of workout cards

-misc. books such as the NYC Ballet Workout

 

Other things to look out for:

-FitTV

-one day gym passes, guest or daily fee

-friends that want to get in their workout and will take you along for a run or exercise class

-hotel stairwells or football field stairs

-Wi Fit and an energetic nephew

-opportunities for power shopping

-turkey trots/local races or even City Running Tours

-youtube workouts

-downloadable ipod workouts such as my beloved Serena Williams’ Workouts and numerous coached runs

Happy Trails!

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