Traveling for me is the best thing to do. Not just traveling, but running, doing a bodyweight workout, or hiking in different places. The great thing is that both for work and pleasure, I travel a lot: by plane for the workout in Tokyo or by train to Munich for the LIVE Workout Party.
When you are out of town, however, it is not always easy to keep fit because traveling by plane or train causes stress and loss of sleep hours (also due to jet lag) and as a result, we feel hungry or just tired and without any want to move.
That’s why I want to share with you my KissAnime tips for keeping fit and eating healthy even when I travel. If it is a pleasure trip, you can neglect physical fitness for a few days, but if every business trip becomes a vacation, you will never reach the set goals.
We all know how important it is to drink but how many of us do it consistently? To understand, first of all, how much water we should drink, we must make this calculation: 30-35 ml per kg of weight, then adding 500-1000 ml for each hour of physical activity, especially if you tend to sweat a lot. For example, I should drink 3 liters of water if I exercise. When I travel I also reach 4, to be always active and to force myself to always take two steps to go to the bathroom even when I’m on a plane or train.
2.DON’T EAT SNACKS ON THE PLANE
This is a personal preference, but I don’t understand why pasta, chips, and sweets are served on the plane when everyone is seated. Instead of eating these snacks, take them from home; you can bring some fruit, vegetables (cucumbers for example, which contain a lot of water), and nuts.
3.EAT WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION
I once listened to an interview with some professional golfers explaining how they fought the time zone to get fit for the race. Their advice was to fast on the plane, drink lots of water and eat only when you arrive at your destination. I have been following this advice for years and I must say that it has always helped me. If you eat on the plane, you risk getting heavy and tired.
4.MOVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
It is not necessary to do a workout as soon as you arrive, but not to let too much time pass (at most the day after). Go for a walk, run, ride a bike or do some yoga poses. Having sore muscles and feeling tired is not a good feeling – it releases these endorphins.
5.DO SOME SHOPPING
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, nut butter, hard-boiled eggs, all of these snacks can help you contain hunger between meals or even become a full meal. I like to have breakfast so I usually prefer to have a big breakfast in a hotel or restaurant, eat a snack for lunch and have dinner out with friends.
Explore the city on foot, go to business meetings on foot if possible, in short, walk as much as you can, because walking has immense benefits. When I was in Madrid for the LWP I recorded more than 20,000 steps a day because I walked all over the city and, although I usually train 5 or 6 days a week, my legs and feet were sore, so my muscles worked.
7.YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRY EVERYTHING
Trying the local cuisine when you are in a new place is a must, but 9 times out of 10 you arrive at the end of the meal completely satisfied. If you want to try different things, you can share with someone and postpone what you have not been able to try for the next day. It is important to think like this, the food will not disappear overnight, promise!
Ditch your phone and enjoy where you are. Traveling can be stressful, even when it comes to a vacation. Breathe in the fresh air, admire the sky, see the people around you and just enjoy the scenery.