In part one of this blog, which can be found by clicking here, we spoke about the importance of keeping New Year’s resolution. The most common resolutions include eating right, exercising, and making time to read one book a month. For individuals who travel often, it may seem more challenging to keep up with the resolutions; however, we have provided some guidance on how to keep up with your resolutions while travelling.
The first resolution, which was eating right while travelling, was covered in the first part of this blog. Next, we’re going to focus on the other two resolutions.
Exercising While Travelling
There are two ways to exercise while you are travelling, one of which is dependent on the weather. Weather permitted, there is nothing that beats the outdoors to either jog or take a stroll. Before arriving at your destination, search for trails and parks near your hotel and set aside some time to explore. If there are no parks around your hotel, then you can choose to walk down city streets, tracking your progress with an app, and get an intimate knowledge of the city while you are at it. Typically, you should be aiming to walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
Other forms of exercising, such as building your strength, can include getting into the habit of making it a routine to workout in your hotel room. Leveraging some of the furniture in your hotel room, you can virtually tackle any area of your body. Apps such as 7-minute workout are specifically designed to use indoors and incorporate some furniture in the routine as well.
Exercising is not only good for your physical well being, but also for your mental well being as endorphins are released after 25 minutes of exercise. This also helps to beat jet lag and enjoy your stay more, whether it’s for personal or business reasons. Schedule to wake up about 20 minutes earlier and take this on first thing in the morning. By doing so, you are increasing the likelihood of keeping your resolution.
Reading One Book A Month
One of the most significant aspects of travelling is that it gives you a few moments to be idle. There are many apps you can use to download a book, or use your Amazon Kindle. There is nothing better than a physical book in your hands, so if you have space, pack your book with you. You can read in on the plane while waiting at the airport or even a few minutes before bedtime to help calm your day and get you a better nights sleep.
Travelling is not always easy, but keeping your health top of mind should always be priority and the smallest decisions can add up to make great improvements.