despair if cross-continent business trips and
out-of-state family gatherings are putting a
dent in your exercise program. A little planning
can help you get back into the groove.
Variety is the spice of life, so use your travel
as a chance to try something new. Look for new
fitness classes at local gyms, try a new cardio
machine, or consider taking your bathing suit
if you're staying at a hotel that has an indoor
if you're hotel offers a morning or evening
running/jogging group - many properties are
now implementing such programs - which will
keep you fit and also show you a bit of the
area from a new perspective.
If the only equipment that you can find is the
standard treadmill or stationary bike, create
an interval training program for yourself by
alternating several minutes of high intensity
with several minutes of recovery time. You'll
burn more calories and each interval gives you
a goal on which to focus so that you don't get
bored-or at least not as quickly.
Maximize your time by combining your strength
training and your cardio into a high intensity
interval program. After warming up, alternate
five minutes of high intensity cardio with one
to two minutes of body-weight exercises such
as squats, lunges, sit ups, push ups, and dips.
Travel is the perfect time to experiment with
your fitness program, so get creative and you
just might find something new that works for
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