Stay Fit On The Road

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert John Basedow shares his top tips for working out while on the road.

    John Basedow: Finding the time and energy on a regular basis to watch your diet and get in your 30 minutes a day of exercise can be difficult. Throw a busy travel schedule into the mix and you could be setting yourself up for failure. Here are a few simple tips you can take so your hard work at home or in the gym doesn't go by the way side when you are on the road.

    Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, nine times out of ten your schedule is going to be hectic. Instead of trying to carve out a full 30 minutes, make your workout bookend your day.

    Spend 15 minutes in the morning doing a little exercise to get the blood flowing and then spend another 15 minutes in the evening to help reduce overnight fat storage and relieve stress.

    You don't have to go to a gym to stick to your fitness routine; you can work out right in the comfort of your hotel room by doing push-ups with different hand positions to workout your entire body.

    Bring the gym with you. Plan to carry small light weight equipment, so you are always ready for a quick workout. Push-up bars, resistance bands and portable free weights are easy to throw into a bag and allow you to add some strength training to your routine.

    Once your trip is booked, be sure plan out your workouts. If you have already scheduled the time and made yourself available, it could be less likely to skip the gym. If possible book a hotel with the gym. This will eliminate the need to bring any equipment with you and you can workout on your own schedule.

    Just because you are traveling, doesn't mean you can't workout. Follow these simple tips and you'll be a road warrior in no time.