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PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
6/6/13 9:38 A

Always feel better if I can propp up my feet when traveling. Have trouble with feet and legs swelling and getting really uncomfortable because of the "pooling"

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6/5/13 9:46 A

Today exercising will be tough. I have to be let off at the airport early so my plan of attack is to walk for an hour for cardio. After that I will be at my folks and plan to workout in their basement. Not a glamous plan, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do and get through it.

Walking outside may not be an option since I have 2 parents to take care of.

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6/4/13 7:33 P

Ask at the front desk if they have recommendations for a safe and easy-to-follow running or walking route. Even if it is late at night, climbing the hotel stairs a few times is awesome exercise.

Resistance bands are a very travel friendly piece of exercise equipment you can use in your own hotel room.

And walk whenever you have the opportunity. Whether it is just seeing the sights, or a couple of laps around the airport terminal while you are waiting for your plane to start boading.


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6/4/13 1:54 P

I feel like it's rough while travelling. I've put a lot of thought into it recently because I'll be going on a just-over 2 month trip soon. Personally, I'm just going to stick to walking a lot (which I'm sure I'll be doing even without really thinking about it, as this is going to be a low cost trip) and try not too eat too much (but it's hard when there's so many delicious new things to eat). It's not a great solution but oh well.

I hope you come up with a solution that works for you!

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6/4/13 1:06 P

Most larger sized hotels come with gyms. So, if you want to get in your workout you could always use the hotel gym. If your hotel doesn't have a gym and you want to exercise, you could take a daily walk. Do you travel for work ? Do you need to bring your laptop ? If so, then you can do some short online workouts in your hotel room.

Also, when it comes to weight loss or even weight gain, what matters most is what you eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. In short, you can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, you have to eat right and watch your portions.

So, when you are traveling, try to be mindful of what you eat. If you can watch your portions, you won't gain weight. If you do happen to gain in a week, that's water retention.

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6/4/13 12:16 P

I travel a lot, for usually a month at a time, and will be living abroad in Europe starting in August. One problem I tend to have traveling is a small weight gain because of differences in diet and other habits. I also know I don't exercise enough while traveling, except for when I'm trekking. I'm very concerned about living in Italy next year because of the change in diet and possibility that I won't have the chance to exercise as much as I would like. Any tips for keeping the pounds off? Any fellow travelers in the same predicament?

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