One of the issues I am constantly struggling with is staying healthy when I travel. It is so easy to eat badly, drink a lot of wine, and let work get in the way of working out. I get reader questions about this too, and I have discussed it with fellow travelers, so I know it’s not just me! Recently, an article came out from MSNBC Travel that addresses this issue. Some key take-aways:
- Sites such as HotelGymReview use “user generated reviews” that let travelers know where the best facilities are. Run.com gives information on safe running trails in different cities.
- Sheraton hotels offer free “gym in a bag” kits that include a mat, stretch rope, and other items. Some Westin hotels have exercise equipment in selected guest rooms. Kimpton hotels offer guests a yoga kit at check-in.
- Exercise TV content is available in hotels all over the place, including Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt. There are also podcasts for yoga and other workouts.
Obviously it’s never going to be easy, but if you have a commitment to maintaining your workout routine in spite of a harried and hectic travel schedule, there are ways to do it. Good luck, and stay active!