How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Keeping up a healthy routine when you’re traveling can be a challenge. You may find that you have less control over when you eat and—sometimes—what you eat. You also may not have access to a gym or time to go for a run. But fret not. There are lots of helpful tips and tricks to help staying healthy while traveling:

Pack snacks

Not knowing when—or what—you might have for your next meal means you should always carry a snack for the plane, hike, business meeting—wherever you’re headed. I like to bring a bar because they’re easy and filling. Fruit and nuts are good, too.

Find 15 minutes

Maybe you don’t have an hour to dedicate to a sweat sesh, but you can get a lot done in a lot less time. If you can carve out 15 minutes (and even if you don’t have any equipment), you can do push-ups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, triceps dips, and much more to get your heart rate up.

Tap the Internet for inspiration

If you have Wi-Fi, there are tons of great online workout classes you can follow along with depending on how much time you have.

Stay hydrated

This goes without saying, but it’s surprisingly easy to forget to drink water when you’re traveling. Remember to bring water or refill your Nalgene. Water is one of the most important things you can do for your health, so make sure to fill up.

Get enough sleep

Another obvious one, but you can’t perform at your best if you’re tired. It might be hard to get enough (quality) sleep when you’re not in your own bed, but definitely make this a priority. It’ll help you stay committed to eating well and getting in at least 15 minutes of activity each day when you’re well rested.

Bon voyage!

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