Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. Wealth without good health is like “एक पहिए वाली साइकिल” Opines Hirav Shah, Business Adviser, Strategist, Consultant and Astro-Guru
Frequent commuting requires a lot of energy. Taking care of the body and one’s physical health automatically takes the back seat. Thus, it is given that we have to prioritize our health and wealth requisites.
Travelling will probably be a part and parcel of our professional lives post June. Travelling frequently might hamper your workout regimen drastically. To get time off for working on your own body seems to have become a “task” these days. The fatigue which is an after effect of frequent travelling further hampers your workout schedules. However, it is rightly said that thirty minutes of exercise when you arrive will buffer the effects of travel stress. Just a little determination, commitment, zeal, strategy, and planning can help you go a long way toward helping you stay fit like a fiddle when you travel.
If work keeps you frequently away from home, it can be challenging to maintain your fitness program. Travel time and meetings might leave little room in your schedule for exercise. But dedication and planning can help you stay in shape — and ease the stress that work or even leisure travel can cause.
Consider these Five TO-Dos.
1. Fitness Packing
Before your trip, research the hotel or nearby fitness facilities and pack accordingly. Your travel workout essentials might include:Athletic shoes, Exercise clothing, Jump-rope, Resistance tubing, Hand grips, Headphones, Yoga mat and Smartphone or tablet
2. Keep active as you go
Whether you’re traveling by car, train or plane, work travel can force you to sit for long periods, which isn’t good for your health. To fit some physical activity into your travel days, wear your walking or running shoes. If you’re traveling by plane and time permits or you encounter a delay, stroll through the airport terminal rather than sitting at the gate. When traveling by train, walk through the cars occasionally. If you’re driving, take breaks to get out and stretch.
If you know you’re going to have a long layover at an airport, check to see if the airport has a gym and pack your carry-on bag accordingly. Keep in mind that equipment varies and fees might apply.
3. Fitness Mantra
Walking is a favourite with many of us, especially when we only have a few minutes we can devote to exercise each day. But here’s one catch. While walking is great for the body and the mind, there is a better primary exercise.
When you don’t have a lot of time to work out, it’s best to go for the most strenuous type of exercise for best results. For that reason, a 20-minute strength training session (after a 10-minute warm-up, such as a short walk or sprint) is more effective than a cardio session of the same duration.
But what will happen if you don’t have access to the gym and obviously can’t carry any equipment around when you are traveling? Don’t worry. Use your body weight as resistance. Here are some quick suggestions that can be accomplished in 30 minutes and will give you good results.
- The 7-minute workout: Three sets of 7 minutes each will challenge you tremendously and leave you exhausted, which is what a good exercise session should accomplish. It also has scientific backing, in case you were wondering.
- Yoga: Choose a demanding workout and hold your poses. Watch your breathing and form.
- Pilates: Choose a demanding workout. You will, obviously, build your way to it.
- Skipping rope: You can carry a rope with you wherever you go and always find the time for a few hundred jumps, right? Skipping is considered one of the best exercises and also one of the most effective ones for those trying to lose weight.
This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. But you get the idea that you ought to aim and push yourself for the best results within a short time.
4. Stretch more often
Yoga is good for frequent travellers since it helps you bend your body in all directions to keep it flexible and agile. Sitting a lot, whether on the airplane, on the train or in your chair at work, is damaging to our posture. Yoga sets that right and deep stretches also bring lightness to the body.
5. Sleep For Health
Over the last couple of years, the sleep quality of people has continued to decline. This can be attributed to the frantic nature of modern life, as well as dependency on digital devices. Moreover, COVID-19 and the accompanying high levels of disruption and uncertainty have further eroded the sleep health of many.
Strategies can be implemented to enhance sleep focus on improving sleep habits, such as decreasing use of electronics during bedtime, maintaining a regular schedule, avoiding foods that increase wakefulness, etc..
Hence, it’s evident now that a great fitness strategy is crucial for travellers.
The little pain you feel today will translate into the strength you get tomorrow, Quotes Hirav Shah, Celebrated Business Strategist and Adviser.
Hirav Shah Concludes, “Strategy is Significant not only in Fitness, but also in business and life. And when Actionable Strategy blends with Astrology, nobody can stop you from achieving the greatest heights, to become invincible”