Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Staying fit on the road, Part 2

More tips for travel. I need to follow these considering the mini-bar binge on my last trip.

Bring the Right Tools

Make sure to pack exercise clothes and running shoes. These items may take up space, but thinking of them as essentials can justify the extra weight. Having the right gear on hand will make a dash around the local park or 20 minutes on the treadmill more feasible – and you are less likely to wimp out of the gym with the “I don’t have anything to wear” excuse.

Be Prepared

From the healthy eating perspective, the main rule is to be prepared. Slip a few low-calorie snack bars in your carry on and avoid the calorie-laden snacks on the plane. Grab a few pieces of fresh fruit from the breakfast bar to snack on later in the day. Save calories whenever possible by opting for low-calorie beverages like diet soda or no-calorie flavored water. Instead of sugar in your coffee or on your cereal, use a packet or two of Splenda.

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