How To Stay Healthy During Your Travels
While travelling for work or holiday can be a lot of fun, getting there and getting back can play havoc on your health and your hormones as well as the mechanics of your body and the muscles due to blood flow. The stress caused from sitting down for hours whether it’s in a plane, train or office can really mess with your annual, monthly or weekly health and I have a few rules to abide and consider when travelling:
1) Do a workout in the morning or the evening before your actual journey. Do a workout in the evening and morning after your journey arrival to where your going and repeat the same cycle returning home. As exciting as travel may be, it’s also a stressor on the body whether it’s a short or long journey but particularly important to longer duration journeys.
2) Make sure you walk around up and down the aisles a few times every hour.
3) Make sure you sit upright on your seat to strengthen your posture as much as you can.
4) Do stretches for your shoulders, neck, hips and legs when you feel tight or tense.
5) Try balancing on one foot close to a nearby wall or door for a minute or so, with your eyes closed and open.
When your back at your place of stay, a great workout to re-set your body could be:
1) Skipping for 20 minutes
2) Shadow boxing for 10 minutes
3) Squats and Lunges for 10 minutes
4) Push ups and Bridges for 5 minutes
5) Core work for 5 minutes
6) Run around the block for 5 minutes
7) Stretching for 5 minutes
This will make your trip a more pleasurable one and stop the toll of travel getting in the way of your health and wellbeing.