The Fitness Zone
Business travel often involves the triple threat of jet lag, high-calorie restaurant meals and a general lack of fitness facilities so it can spell disaster for even the most committed health enthusiast. The founder of Fit Tours NYC, Mike Riordan, provided these do's and don'ts in order to stay at the top of your game when travelling for business.
- Plan your workouts before you leave. Make sure to take into account the facilities and time available to you.
- Map out the local area. Chances are you can find a good running route, with the added advantage of enjoying the local scenery while you exercise.
- Ask the hotel concierge for assistance. They will likely have access to trainers who work with hotel guests regularly.
- Seek out local fitness tours. These combine workouts with sightseeing, and allow you to enjoy the best parts of your host city without having to compromise your workouts.
- View your business trip as a holiday. Instead, stick to the healthy routine you've already established at home.
- Make excuses about time. Instead, plan around your itinerary as early as possible.
- Bend to peer pressure. As tempting as happy hour is, the price you'll pay generally just isn't worth it.
- Let tiredness stop you. Working out may be the last thing you want to do if you're fatigued but it can give you a natural energy boost, unlike the artificial highs sugar and caffeine bring.