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5 Tips to Stay Fit During Travel

By Chris Brown

Exercising on the road can be a challenge with the inconsistency of constant location changes. Sometimes you may find yourself at a fully furnished hotel, complete with gym and extended outdoor running space, other times you may be waiting all day outside of an airport terminal. Finding ways to complete any amount of workout daily keeps an exercise momentum and makes it much more likely for you to re-enter the gym upon return.

Here are some ways to help you keep working out. 

Seek out hotels with gyms - When booking, research hotels with gyms or, perhaps, in locations near branches of gyms for which you're already a member. This can help you keep your regular gym routine without the excuse of travel. Additionally, many airports also have gyms available (for a price) if you seek them out.

Bring easy-to-carry, portable workout equipment - Small, lightweight exercise equipment, such as jump rope, resistance bands, and gliders, can give you the leg up on your exercises in any environment. For regular travelers, keeping a small "workout travel bag" can make bringing your travel equipment hassle-free.

Build an on-the-road, basic workout routine - Build a routine of body weight exercises that can be accomplished in any space. A simple routine based around exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, bodyweight squats, and various aerobic exercises (jumping jacks, running in place, or stairway sprints) can get you sweating, with your muscles burning, in any location.

Creatively incorporate your surroundings and luggage into your routine - Anything can be a weight if you get creative. Wearing a full backpack can add resistance and difficulty to bodyweight exercises and that awkward, heavy luggage can be utilized for curls or shoulder presses. Look around your travel location for opportunities to utilize the environment. Stairs, furniture, outdoor spaces, and even open wall space can be incorporated to boost any on-the-road workout.

Explore your town while staying fit with a sightseeing run - Going on a sightseeing run can knock off both your daily aerobic exercise and your ability to see your travel destination. Additionally, walking to locations, rather than taking taxis or public transportation, can be a simple way to add fitness while experiencing the new location.

To boost your travel health at any U.S. destinations, one of The Joint Chiropractic's over 600 clinics is likely nearby to correct any disfunctions resulting from strenuous travel. Adjustments are affordable without insurance and its walk-in sessions make it a convenient travel stop.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Davis, Calif.

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