FitnessMost people throughout the year will travel for one reason or another, it may be a holiday, on business or visiting family or friends but do you still include fitness into your travel plans?

Simply put, your physical fitness should not suffer just because you’re traveling. Practice the following 5 tips for staying fit when you travel and you won’t return from your next holiday or business trip with an unwanted extra stone of body weight.

1 – Add Fitness To Your Travel Itinerary

Are you about to take a business trip? Perhaps you are heading out on a much-needed holiday. Either way, you need to consciously add sessions of physical activity to your travel plans. That dream holiday is much more enjoyable when regular exercise keeps you from developing stress, anxiety, heart burn and possibly dangerous heart conditions due to a lack of physical fitness.

2 – Book Your Lodgings Where Workout Facilities Are Provided

If you have a say in where you will be staying, choose a hotel, motel, or resort that comes equipped with a gymnasium or health club. It’s much easier to stay physically fit when you travel if a quick session of aerobic exercise or weight lifting is conveniently available right down the hall. Hotel and motel workout facilities are notoriously under-used, meaning no waiting in line or sweaty equipment.

3 – Carry a No-Excuse Workout Package

Pack a heart rate monitor and skipping rope in your luggage. Don’t forget your ankle weights, dumbbells and portable chin-up bar. When you carry workout gear with you on any trip you will begin to look for time in your travel plans to enjoy some physical activity.

4 – Turn Sightseeing Into Effortless and Enjoyable Exercise

If you are traveling to a new town or city, there are so many discoveries that await you. Sightseeing feeds your brain and emotions and before you know it, you can walk 10 or 20 miles while you are enjoying all that this new destination has to offer.

5 – Get Up 1 Hour Early

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will probably have a schedule. Wake up 1 hour earlier than you absolutely must. This leaves plenty of time for a walk, a jog, some yoga or Pilates, and even provides time for a luxurious shower before you are off on your first travel requirement of the day.

Remembering these 5 key tips to maintaining your fitness will serve you well when your return home to your normal routine.