5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling


It’s no secret that when you’re away from home, fast food like McDonald’s and Dunkin often looks significantly more appealing than taking the time to find healthier options. Staying consistent with a meal plan and being active are steps to a healthy lifestyle that you shouldn’t have to compromise on while on business travel.

Now, there’s no harm in treating yourself every once in a while, to your favorite sugary Frappuccino or donuts, but its best done in moderation. Many restaurants – including fast food spots – make a point now of indicating healthier choices on their menu making your decisions easier even when you are in a rush as well. In a recent Twitter chat, we asked our followers to share their top tips for staying committed to diet and exercise on the road. Here are the top five:

 

1 – Pick a local restaurant and walk there instead of taking a cab.

2 – Look into trying ClassPass or similar subscription-based fitness memberships you can use in many different cities.

3 – Take an early morning walk around the city you’re visiting.

4 – When selecting a hotel, determine whether they have a gym ahead of time.

5 – Finding healthy options at most restaurants is doable. Be mindful of where you go and what you order.

 

According to recent GBTA research, conducted in partnership with Dinova, 77 percent of business travelers consider healthy eating while traveling to be important.

Health-Conscious Travel

Want to learn more about what your travelers think about eating out while on the road for work? Get more info about the study findings here.

Colleen Lerro Gallagher is GBTA's Vice President of Communications.

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