Staying Fit on the Road

A vacation doesn’t have to completely unravel all your hard work to stay healthy. Travel Channel host Christine Pitkanen offers tips to help keep your body in tip-top shape while traveling.

March 04, 2021

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A vacation doesn’t have to completely unravel all that hard work you’ve been doing at home to stay healthy. In fact, maintaining your fitness routine on the road will give you the energy and stamina you need to explore your destination. Plus, you won’t have to feel guilty when you indulge in the local cuisine. Travel Channel's Christine Pitkanen offers 6 tips to help you keep your body in tip-top shape while you travel.

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1: Pack workout gear, always. T-shirts, shorts and a pair of sneakers. If you don’t have them, you won’t be working out.

2: Plan for shorter workouts than you do at home. The quicker and easier your workout is, the more likely it’ll happen. So don’t schedule 1- to 2-hour workouts. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes instead.

3: Don’t rely on finding a gym. Make the new city or countryside your training ground. Go exploring. Find a green space and do some crunches. Sprint up city steps. Do jumping jacks or burpees on the waterfront.

4: On airplanes, drink tomato juice, water or green tea. You need to stay hydrated, and everything else is full of empty calories.

Adults Need Seven To Nine Hours Of Sleep Each Day

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Medical specialist agree in general that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each day. Prolonged lack of sleep depletes your energy, of course, but it also decreases brainpower, ages your skin and puts you at risk for serious illness.

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5: Early to bed, early to rise. Travel is exhausting. Bank all the sleep you can. Excuse yourself early after dinner, take a brisk walk back to your hotel, and hit the pillow.

6: Pack healthy snacks. When the munchies hit, it’s best to have carrot sticks or an apple on hand. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself eating unhealthy alternatives.

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