Health Tip: Stay Fit When Traveling

(HealthDay News) -- Traveling can make sticking to your usual exercise routine a challenge, but there are plenty of ways to get in exercise while you're on the road.

The American Council on Exercise lists these suggestions for exercising while traveling:

  • Instead of your usual stair-climbing machine, look for tall buildings or stadiums where you can climb the stairs.

  • Walk through the new city and explore; look for a hiking trail or a local park.

  • Try to walk to more of your destinations rather than driving or taking a cab.

  • Find out if your hotel has a fitness center or pool and pack your workout or swim clothes.

  • Ask about a local gym where you can get a short-term pass or pack simple workout equipment like a jump rope or an exercise tube.

  • Try exercising in your hotel room by doing activities that don't require equipment, such as push-ups and crunches.

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