- Tighten Your Stomach Muscles
- Tighten Your Tummy!
- 7 Stomach Muscle Exercise Habits To Avoid
- Flat Belly Diets
- Free Trial Scams
- Pilates Classes
- Your Busy Life
- Section 1: Busy Life
- Section 2: Busy Life
- Section 3: Busy Life
- Section 4: Busy Life
- Section 5: Busy Life
- Easy Exercise Videos
- Fitness DVDs for Men
- Fitness DVDs for Women
- 6-Pack Abs for Men
- For Women Over 40 Only
- Exercise Equipment for People on the Go
- Food Myths
- The Salad Dressing to Avoid Like the Plague
- Do 3 Day Diets Work?
Section 3: BUSY LIFE
On The Road Again?
You Can Still Fit Exercise into Your Busy Travel Schedule
The 3 Most Common Excuses For Travelers To Drop Their Routine
1.Too stressed or too tired
2.Feel intimidated about working out in unfamiliar surroundings.
3.Don't have access to a gym or a pool
You don't need equipment and there are no excuses. If you make an effort to turn your thinking in a different direction, think outside the box as the saying goes, you will be able to overcome these thought patterns. No matter where you go there is always a bath towel available to use for your workout.
If your job requires you to travel at least four times a month, ask your company’s travel department to book you in hotels with gyms or a swimming pool.
Get up earlier in the morning and before or after breakfast, use your bath towel, or an elastic band, as resistance training equipment. If your elastic band breaks, there are no excuses because you still have a bath towel to use for your workout. Your bath towel will allow you to train practically anywhere with numerous full-range-of-motion, body-balancing resistance exercises to help bring more flexibility, strength, symmetry, coordination and muscular definition to your body - what more could you ask for?
Bath Towel or Elastic Band
Or you could head over to the gym and do a brisk walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes, or do the rowing machine (great for the core muscles, back problem reliever) for 10 minutes. If you aren't staying in a hotel with a gym, you can still do 10 minutes with your bath towel or elastic band.
This session is just to wake you up from your travel stupor. See if you can walk to your business appointment instead of taking a cab (that’s another 10 minutes).
At night before going to bed, go to the hotel gym again and lift weights for 10 minutes, to complete your workout for the day. This way you did your cardio and resistance training, two essential components of a fitness program.
Now, tell us, doesn’t a 10-20 minute session sound less intimidating than clocking 1.5 hours in the gym? Want to make it a full 30 minute workout? Do 10 more minutes with the bath towel or the elastic band.
Hopping in and out of planes is exercise enough, you say. But that’s not the kind of exercise that will condition your heart, make your reflexes and joints more fluid, keep the blood sugar level, or keep you from swinging from one mood to another!
Nor is it the kind of exercise that will make you euphoric after a good cardiovascular session. You need to counteract the effects of jet lag, artificial air in pressurized aircraft cabins and sky fatigue.
Sometimes traveling helps you see how boring your workout routine has become. You can now see what a rut you've gotten yourself stuck in. When you are at home, it’s very easy to fall into a rut, because you are doing the same thing every day, week after week, month after month. Remember that variety is the spice of life and a business trip might be just what you need to change your routine. You are given new choices and new surroundings as to how and where you will exercise. And you might find these new pursuits so enjoyable that you add them to your fitness routine when you get back home. NO EXCUSES!