Lot of us have to travel and we are stuck at airports for hours. How do you stay healthy? What are your best options when you do not have many options at all? What can you do to keep up your energy and focus?
These Business Trip Tips Series (BTTS) posts provide quick and easy tips to get ahead of the game while on the move.
Tip #1 - Workout in Airports: You have to spend a few hours at an airport? You are looking for a quick and easy workout to stay sharp, stay in shape? Here a few simple tips: Use stairs instead of escalators and walking mills. Use them often. Find a gym close to your airport (www.airportgyms.com lists gyms in the USA & Canada close to airports). Bring a suspension strap (TRX is one brand but others on the market for less $ do the same trick - GoFit Gravity Strap is another option). Attach it to stairwells, door frames, or anywhere where it could be wrapped around and do suspended push-ups, suspended sitting leg lunges, suspended corkscrew twists, or a variety of different exercises. You can get a really great workout while waiting for your flight. Pack a jump rope or an elastic exercise rubber band, two other great, simple and light weight items you can bring and use at any airport. Or simply use the chairs to do simple push-ups, reverse dips, or step ups. Here is a site for "Quick and Dirty Tips" on workout sessions: www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/exercise