How to Stay Fit While You Travel

Published Date Author: , April 17th, 2011

Gay Travel: Staying FitAll of us have priorities. For me, traveling is near the top of my list–just under staying healthy. Unfortunately, the two don’ t always go hand-in-hand–but in my globetrotting adventures, I’ve managed to learn a few tricks.

1. Plan ahead. If staying at a hotel, inquire about the hotel’ s gym facilities. Ask about the equipment and browse pictures on the website. A lot of hotels claim to have gyms, but it’ s actually a glorified storage closet with a few pieces of equipment that look borrowed from the Flintstones. If staying at a house or property, search online for any nearby facilities. Call local gyms and ask about short-term rates and make a game plan. Get your ducks in a row.

2. Remember that there’s no such thing as “vacation” calories. You’ve probably heard people try to justify an unhealthy meal by saying, ” It’ s okay. I’ m on vacation.” While there is nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, it’ s important to remember the obvious: Your body doesn’t process food differently when you’ re on a vacation. Calories are calories, plain and simple. And the more you travel, the more important this rule becomes.

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