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Workouts for the frequent traveller

Manage your exercise schedule when away from home.

Manage your exercise schedule when away from home.  

Frequent travel makes if difficult to keep up with your workout routine. Here are some tips to manage your exercise schedule when away from home.

Short duration circuit: If you don’t have time for a long exercise session, try a short workout such as seven-minute interval training. At the hotel’s gym, run on a treadmill for 30 seconds at your maximum level of intensity; rest for 15 seconds. Repeat nine times. This is very effective to burn calories and strengthen stamina.

Body weight exercises: In case the hotel does not have a gym, then do a series of squats, lunges, push-ups, crunches, plank in the room. Either do circuits or pick up any one of your choice. Free hand exercises will increase stamina, endurance and build body strength.

Yoga stretches:  If you practise yoga, then you don’t have to skip your workout while travelling. Just find a comfortable place and do the surya namaskar, triangle pose, bridge pose, warrior pose and any other that are part of your routine. Ensure that you don’t do it in a hurry.

Aerobics dance: Aerobics is a good choice for travellers. Make some space in your hotel room, put on a DVD and get going. Check if the hotel’s gym also has aerobics. This is very effective in building cardiovascular strength and increasing body strength.

Outdoor activity: See if there are parks in your area. Go for a walk or a run in the park. If you can rent a cycle, go cycling.

Continuing with your workout routine will help overcome travel-related issues such as back pain, neck pain, leg numbness etc.

Quick tip: Try to avoid junk food. If possible, pack some nutrient-rich food like dry fruits and protein bars. Always keep a bottle of water with you so that you don’t get dehydrated.

Neeraj Mehta is a fitness expert, nutritionist and director, GFFI Fitness Academy. neeraj.gffi@hotmail.com

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