Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a Herculean task for elite travelers the world over. But for seasoned globetrotters, it’s not just about catching flights; it’s also about staying fit, both physically and mentally. We caught up with three frequent flyers who’ve mastered the art of balancing their work commitments with staying healthy on the road.
Make no mistake it takes discipline to not over indulge or lose your workout routine while traveling across time zones. These well-seasoned travelers share their best tips.
Navigating the Skies: The Long-Haul Expert
Lucas, a software engineer, is no stranger to jet lag. He crisscrosses continents regularly, attending conferences and collaborating with international teams. For him, staying healthy on long-haul flights is a science. “Hydration is key,” he emphasizes. “I always carry a reusable water bottle and avoid alcohol or excessive caffeine during flights.” He says that after over twenty years of heavy travel, this was a very important lesson to learn.
Lucas’s pro tip: “I adjust my sleep schedule to match my destination’s time zone a few days before my trip. It helps my body adapt faster.”
The Road Warrior: Weekly Short Trips
Emily, a sales executive, has perfected the art of packing a week’s worth of meetings into a few days. Her strategy for staying on top of her game? “I make exercise non-negotiable,” she says. “I book hotels with gyms and plan my workouts in advance. It keeps me energized.”
Emily’s secret weapon: “I always carry a stash of healthy snacks to curb mid-flight munchies. It’s a lifesaver during long layovers.”
Winin’ and Dinin’: The Corporate Connector
Alex, a marketing director, frequently jets off to offices around the world. His role involves networking and building relationships over dinners and drinks. “It’s part of the job,” he admits. “But it can take a toll on your health.”
Alex’s balancing act: “I’ve learned to choose my indulgences wisely. If I know I have a big dinner, I’ll opt for a lighter lunch. Plus, I make time for morning jogs to clear my head after late nights.” As he puts it, “An expense account can be a dangerous thing if you don’t learn the art of moderation.”
Lucas sums it up perfectly: “In the world of business travel, our health is our greatest asset. By staying active, hydrated, and making smart choices, we can maintain our edge and perform at our best, no matter where in the world our work takes us.”
From managing sleep cycles to finding hotel gyms and savoring local cuisine responsibly, these globetrotters have mastered the art of staying fit and focused on the move. Their experiences serve as a reminder that a healthy body and mind are essential companions on the journey to success, whether your path leads you to the boardroom or the departure gate.