It’s Easy: Make Good Choices & Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

June 8, 2022

The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and that only means one thing: Your busy season has begun. It feels like you’re traveling more often than you’re not, and if you’re not traveling, you’re calling upon US Sedan to provide executive transportation for someone who’s traveling to you. Here it is, mid-March, and you’ve done so well to keep on top of your New Year’s resolution to get, and stay physically and mentally healthy; the last thing you want to do is derail all that now. The entertaining, the hotels, the meals out — they could make the right choices a little more difficult to… make.

But they don’t have to, not with these: A few helpful tips for staying healthy while traveling for business

Plan ahead.

If you’re flying to reach your destination, don’t depend on winging it to find healthy food at the airport, or on the airplane. Bring your own sandwiches and salads whenever possible, or contact your airline ahead of time to determine the availability of low calorie, low fat choices. Ditto for when you’re traveling by executive sedan; and in fact, this makes your choices even more plentiful. Pack a cooler with fresh fruits, low-fat cheese sticks, granola bars, and lots of water. And stay away from the temptation of convenience store snacks.

Don’t let boredom make you overeat.

When you’ve got hours of travel ahead of you, what else is there to do but eat? Plenty! Bring along a great book, your iPhone music library loaded down with your favorite music, magazines, crossword puzzles, or Netflix on your laptop to keep you from constant snacking.

Limit your alcohol consumption.

Conferences and business trips are filled with long nights out, and happy hours at the hotel bar. Just think of all the calories. The truth is, no one will bat an eye if you choose to sip on club soda instead. On the occasion you do want to enjoy an adult beverage, opt for diet-friendly choices like wine, or light beer.

When possible, book a hotel with a fitness facility.

At home, you’ve got your gym routine locked down, but all that change — and it’s easy to make excuses when working out just isn’t convenient. But there’s nothing more convenient than a gym that’s an elevator’s ride away. Check meeting schedules and appointments, and plan your workout time in advance.

Be determined and committed, but also flexible.

The ultimate goal is to not let your travels become an excuse to stop working out, but sometimes life gets in the way. There may be a day you have to skip, or a day you’re only able to spend a half hour at the gym instead of your regular two hours: That’s okay. Because some activity is better than none.

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