When travelling for business, the disruption of your daily routine can leave many neglecting their usual health and fitness practices. With studies revealing the benefits of exercise for increased concentration and productivity, together with reduced stress levels and insomnia, maintaining your fitness can offer great perks when on a business trip or corporate wellness retreat.
Helping you to perform at your peak, Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, shares his 8 tips on how to stay fit in both body and mind whilst travelling for business.
Don’t forget your workout 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.
Exercise your body to boost your brain
With many resorts now complete with high-tech gym facilities, 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.
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.
Keep things interesting
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.
Fuel your body and mind with nutritious food
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.
Get some fresh air
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.
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.
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