If you are like most baby boomers, you like to hit the road. I’m with you! Even though I’m not in the baby boomer generation I like to do some traveling. But I also like to make sure that I stay healthy when I’m on the road. Forget thinking that you simply have to give up on all the hard work you have done to get healthy while you travel. Gaining weight on a trip doesn’t have to happen!
I’m getting ready to travel, so I have decided to do a three part series and share my experiences with all the baby boomers out there. This way you will see what a personal trainer does in order to maintain their lifestyle, while on the road. Maybe you will pick up some pointers that you can use on your next vacation.
In this first post I want to share with you what you should be doing before your travel date arrives. There’s no doubt that you are doing things like making sure you pack clothing and basic necessities, now you just need to include a few things for your health. For example, when you pack, be sure to take comfortable shoes that you can exercise in. You want to plan ahead so you can be sure to maintain being active. Here are some other things you will want to pack:
Clothing that you can comfortably exercise in.
Head phones, so that you can listen as you workout (or at least have the option to do so).
DVDs of your favorite exercise workout. Many hotel rooms have DVD players and this will help you get in a good workout right in your room (as do laptops). Taking my system with you will give you the workout you need in just 20 minutes per day, and it has been designed with the baby boomer in mind.
Books on iPhone are a great way to pass the time while out for a walk or during your travel.
Pack a jump rope and tubing, which will give you quick access to calorie burning.
Vitamins should go in your bag as well.
Another thing you need to do before your travel date arrives is to think ahead about where you will work out. Do some quick online research for gyms in the area you will be staying, as well as inquiring about the hotel workout facilities, area walking trails, fitness activities, and their swimming pool.
The more preparation work you do ahead of time, before you travel, the better off you will be. You will be ready to make the commitment to your workout schedule, even on your vacation. Coming up next, we’ll look at what to do during your traveling.