Eight tips for staying fit while travelling for business
TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - For many of us, exercise isn't easy. So
it's no surprise that when taken out of our regular routines it's one
of the first things to fall to the wayside - along with that 'strict'
diet you've been following, of course! The folks at Choice Hotels Canada spend a lot of time on the road and, lucky for us, they're sharing
their fitness tips.
"It's not as hard to stay active when you're travelling as you may
think," says Tim Oldfield, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. "A
few small tweaks to your schedule and a little bit of planning and
you'll return from your trip with your waistline intact."
Whether you're flying or driving, at a hotel with a gym or without, here
are eight simple tips for your next trip:
Pack healthy snacks
Slip on those walking shoes
Travelling can be stressful which will make you want to eat junk. But
with nutritious snacks on-hand, you'll avoid giving into that
temptation. Stock the mini fridge with fruits and yogurt and use the
coffee maker's water dispenser to make oatmeal as a healthy breakfast.
We recently read that sitting is the new smoking, so make sure to get up
and walk as much as you can. Whether it's a few blocks to your next
meeting or just around the airport terminal - just remember to pack
Stretch it out
Flying dehydrates you, which makes you tired and when you're tired you
can overeat. Keep a bottle of water with you at all time and you'll
make friends with your waistline and skin. Note: Alcoholic beverages do
Pack lightweight fitness essentials
Do a little yoga after you've been sitting for an extended period. Your
body will thank you. It's a great idea to also stretch out before bed
as it can help alleviate stress.
Schedule your workout
Aside from your running shoes and workout gear, a skipping rope can be
your best friend if you're craving some cardio on the go. Resistance
bands are also useful.
Check your gym options
It's easy to say there's no time or brush it aside when outside of your
normal schedule, but by adding it into your daily agenda, you'll
increase the likelihood of actually getting to it - whether you're a
morning person or night owl.
If you know that the gym in your hotel is a claustrophobic box with a
1980's treadmill, make sure to bring your membership from home with
you. Popular chains like Goodlife Fitness allow members to access any of their locations nationwide.
Now this might not be possible for some professions, however, if you
have an animal-friendly job…and hotel, consider bringing your furry
friend along. Those daily walks will help keep you in shape and it's
someone to cuddle with at night.
So lay off the chips and excuses and you'll see how easy it is to
maintain a healthy routine when travelling. Plus if you sign up for
Choice Privileges, which is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty
programs, you can start earning points towards free nights - and who
doesn't like free?
About Choice Hotels Canada
Choice Hotels Canada is the nation's largest hotel franchisor with 325
properties currently open or under development. The company's Comfort,
Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn,
MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay brands are designed to
accommodate the value-oriented traveller. In addition, there is the
Ascend Hotel Collection membership program which consists of unique,
boutique and historic properties. Combined they serve more than five
million Canadian guests each year. All hotels are independently owned
Choice brands can be found in every major and most secondary markets
across Canada. Through its Choice Privileges rewards program, members
can easily earn points for free hotel stays or gift cards at popular
retailers. With more than 19 million members worldwide, Choice
Privileges is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the
Choice Hotels Canada is affiliated with Choice Hotels International,
Inc. which franchises more than 6,300 hotels in more than 30 countries
and territories worldwide. For reservations call 800.4CHOICE
(800.424.6423)/800.BO.RÊVES (800.267.3827) or visit www.choicehotels.ca for additional corporate information.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels Canada, Choice Privileges, Comfort, Comfort
Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended
Stay, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection, 800.4CHOICE
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SOURCE: Choice Hotels Canada Inc.
For further information:
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Tel: 416.425.9143 ext. 19
Choice Corporate: Diana Kuhnberg