Oh hey, going somewhere?
For business? For fun?
There are so many little things you can do to help improve your travel experience. National Car
Rental wants you to know how to “Go Like a Pro” and I’ve got a few healthy business travel tips
I’m pretty excited about today’s topic. Sure, I’d be more excited if I could really put all my own
tips and exercises to use on some exotic vacation, but hey, someday right? Maybe a flight to
Jamaica or Costa Rica or something? Oh, a girl can dream.
Okay, here’s the thing- traveling takes a toll on our bodies. If it’s for work or play, you still want to
be mindful and be a healthy traveler. I always feel like it’s funny how when you spend a day
traveling you feel so tired and drained. Even if you pretty much didn’t doing anything but sitting in
different means of transportation, you feel exhausted and stiff. That especially isn’t a good thing if
you’re traveling for business or a sporting event. (By the way, I can’t wait to travel for my next
destination race. I think I have a few on the schedule and can’t wait to share.)
When traveling, especially when flying, you are at risk for dehydration. Not to mention, sitting for
hours also places undue stress on muscles. That then leads to a sluggish circulation that causes
blood to pool in your legs and feet and increases the chance of forming blood clots. That is just not
Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent all these things and to just help you feel better.
It’s so important to keep your health in mind when you’re traveling. Don’t let long travel days be an
excuse to not take care of yourself. You want to be healthy in-transit so once you get to you’re
destination you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way.
First of all, you want to make sure to stay hydrated and move around when you can.
Second, try these simple exercises while in transit to stretch and encourage blood flow.
Ready for some #HealthyBizTravel moves?
You really don’t need a lot of space. Most of these simple moves can be done on the go and in any
means of transportation (in the car, on a plane, in a train or walking). They’ll not only help keep you
calm, refreshed and comfortable when traveling, but they’ll also help keep your spine flexible and
keep the blood moving a bit.
Here are a couple of my favorites.
Here’s an easy list of the moves you can use.
Really, just a few simple moves can go a long way.
Ready for a little healthy business travel?
Me too. Let’s go and show everyone who’s the “Pro” shall we?
If you’re active on twitter you can follow the healthy traveling conversation with #HealthyBizTravel .
Have a good one!