How to stay fit during your business trip

Business travel usually stands for fast-paced days abroad, new locations, people, cultures and food. With all that, it’s easy to lose track of your regular fitness regimen – but your business journeys don’t necessarily have to interfere with your health routine. Here’s our advice to fit fitness into your next business trip.

Stay fit on your business trip

Before you leave

Travelling for work is all about packing light. There are plenty of workouts you don’t need any gear for, so if you just take your (light) workout clothes along, you’ll be fine. Make sure you also pack some travel-friendly snacks for your journey. Travelling often means waiting and waiting means eating ;-) So you might as well anticipate and at least eat something healthy and nutritional instead of raiding the closest vending machine.

When you’re on the move

One of the benefits of train travel is that you can walk around a bit during your travel, stretch your legs and stay active. Another advantage: you can take as many snacks and drinks as you want, and we all know that it’s important to stay hydrated… so stock up on water!

At your destination

If you haven’t booked a hotel with a gym, that’s completely fine (although, should you want to, Fit For Business offers an overview of hotels with good fitness facilities worldwide). You don’t need to even leave your room to work out. There are some great apps that help you exercise without equipment, wherever you are. The 7 Minute Workout app is one of those: it’s designed to help you get the most out of every minute if you don’t have much time.

When it comes to food, use your common sense when you’re in front of the hotel buffet – or the minibar for that matter! Especially avoid alcohol, which is rich in calories and increases appetite.

Of course, you don’t need to lock yourself in your hotel room after a busy day at work. Kill two birds with one stone and set off to explore the city on foot!