❖ 4 Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Assignment ❖
Staying healthy is all about establishing healthy routines. While that sounds simple in principle, we all know it’s much more challenging in practice! That’s especially true when you’re traveling for work.
Here are four tips to help you stay fit and healthy during your next assignment.
If you’re a snacker, you know it’s hard to find healthy snacks “on-the-fly”. When you arrive and head to the grocery store, make sure to pick up some healthier snacks – think unsalted nuts, fresh fruit and veggies, trail mix, or low-fat yogurt. These snack options are not only easy to prep and take-along, they’re also healthier, more satisfying and cheaper options than relying on work vending machines or convenience stores.
Eat in When You Can. Make Smart Choices When You Can’t
One of the great things about staying at a Luxury Corporate Lodging accommodation, rather than a standard hotel room, is that you have a full kitchen to prep your own meals. Set yourself up for success by identifying and shopping for a set of healthy recipes each week of your travel – aiming to prep your own meals most of the time.
When eating out, do your best to choose meals that are baked, roasted or sautéed rather than fried, and avoid creamy sauces. Ask for extra veggies for your daily dose of fiber and essential nutrients. Think veggie omelets for breakfast, salads and soups for lunch, or lean protein and vegetables for your dinner entrée.
Consuming water can have an incredibly positive impact on your health. Always carry a water bottle with you, no matter where you’re going. Keeping up your fluid intake will help your body to always function at its best. This will also help you avoid reaching for calorie rich soft drinks or energy drinks, which are always poor choices.
Make Exercise a Priority
Maintaining or establishing a workout routine during your business travel is a great way to boost your energy and stay fit. It also promotes quality sleep. Many of our accommodations include fully equipped gyms, pools, and walking/running trails.
Rather exercise in the privacy of your own condo or apartment? No problem. Resistance bands and jump ropes are great lightweight choices to bring along in your suitcase. Other options like sit ups, pushups, lunges, jumping jacks require no equipment at all.
Hope these tips have you feeling your best during your next assignment!