If you are in an occupation that causes you to travel a lot then you have probably experienced some of the discomfort that comes from missed flights and schedule changes. Living on the road isn’t the most comfortable situation in the first place but if you will take a few preparative steps as well as be bold in your approach to airport living you can start getting stronger, healthier and even smarter with every trip.
One thing that you should do is make an effort to exercise in with every stop. As far as preparation for this goes, you should have a pair of exercise shorts somewhere in your travel bag.
You can also check and see if your airport has a gym or an exercise area. If you can’t get in to run on a treadmill before boarding, you can almost always slip off your tie and pump out a dozen pushups every time you move your suitcase.
Another good exercise that you can do in an airport is leg lifts in your chair. To perform this exercise, try lifting your feet one at a time out in front of you and holding it there for a while before resting it back down.
Depending on the situation, you might be able to find an airport wing that is all but deserted. If this is the case you can get some good cardiovascular exercise by powerwalking the length of the hall.
Always be careful not to act suspicious while you are in an airport. It might even be to your benefit to give the local security personal some heads up so that they don’t get suspicious.
One great benefit to this is if you can find a working escalator that isn’t being used, or even better, a moving side walk that isn’t being walked on. You can entertain yourself while exercising and keeping your luggage always close at hand.
One of the biggest detriments to people who are trying to make the most out of their airport experience is the poor food accommodations. The prices for airport food as well as the portions and the nutritional content are usually not the best.
Check out the stipulations for what food items you can and can’t bring along with you. Bringing a sack lunch might be out of the question but you can still bring nuts and dried fruits as well as fruit drinks. Just have common sense and you shouldn’t have any problems at all.
About the Author: Jessica Staheli has written dozens of articles about health, exercise, nutrition, wellness, and recommends www.TreadmillReviews.com for anything and everything you need to know about exercise equipment. You can find or contact her at www.JessicasHealthBlog.com.