It’s relatively easy to maintain your fitness whilst you’re in the comfort of your own surroundings, with the local gym just down the road and a schedule of weekly fitness classes. Yet, when travelling for business, the disruption of your daily routine can leave many neglecting their health and fitness whilst away. With studies revealing the benefits of exercise for increased concentration and productivity, together with reduced stress levels and insomnia, keeping fit can offer great perks when on a business trip or corporate wellness retreat.
Here, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share some helpful hints on how you can stay fit and healthy, so that you can perform at your peak whilst travelling for business.
- Pack your active wear
It may seem obvious, but this is rule number one, so that you don’t use the fact that you don’t have your trainers or swimsuit as an excuse not to exercise.
- Get your body and brain active
With many resorts now complete with high-tech gym facilities and personal trainers, take some time to focus on your fitness. Exercise will help to increase your energy levels and reduce stress, meaning that you’ll be able to concentrate more and perform better in meetings.
- Swim for success
Swimming is full of health benefits and is a holiday staple when in a hot country, so make the most of this activity and fit in a few swift lengths in the pool or ocean before breakfast. Get your heart pumping and benefit from the relaxing effects of being in the water.
- Add variety with fitness classes
Try something new to keep your body and your mind alert, with many retreats now offering a wide range of fitness classes. Experience everything from spinning and kickboxing to yoga and Tai Chi, for a physical and mental health boost.
- Explore on a run or a walk
When free from business meetings, the easiest way to explore the surroundings and maintain your fitness, is to go for a jog or a walk around the area. Ask the concierge for the most picturesque route and discover the beautiful scenery whilst upping your heart rate.
- Try an outdoor activity
If you have a free evening or afternoon, why not try out an outdoor activity to improve your fitness and unwind from stress. Play a game of tennis with work colleagues or go for a bike ride, which will also benefit your mind with fresh air and give you time to think.
- Eat healthily
Where better to embrace healthy eating than at a wellness retreat, where trained chefs can whip up both delicious and nutritious culinary delights. By fuelling your body and mind with the right nutrition, you’ll be able to perform to your best in important meetings.
- Make day-to-day changes
These range from using the stairs rather than the elevator, to swapping a business meeting at the bar for a business meeting over a game of golf or tennis.
For advice & guidance on booking your healthy escape, visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891