These cardio exercises from Sane Fitness travel well. It is important to get your heart rate up before beginning your weight lifting exercises. “Getting your heart rate up for about 20 minutes can help burn the extra calories from constantly eating out while traveling,” says Beverley. Here are a few easy ways to spend 20 minutes of quality cardio:
• Swim – If your hotel lacks a gym, 20 minutes of continuous swimming in the pool will burn about 250 calories.
• Use the stairs –spend 20 minutes going from top to bottom. Walking will burn about 100 calories, while running can burn as much as double that amount. Another smart idea is to skip the escalator in the airport. Adding in extra stair stepping throughout the day will burn calories gained while snacking on the go.
• Walk everywhere– The best way to stay in shape while away from home is to stay active. Take a scenic stroll instead of using the bus or subway. Walk as much as possible and not only will you shed unwanted pounds but you’ll keep your fitness levels up – so you don’t have to start from scratch when you get home.
Beverly Caen has made health and fitness a part of her life as a mom of 3 and Wall Street recruiter. Her portabel workouts: Sane Fit QuickStart and Sane Fit Preggers are available on SaneFit.com.