Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Business Travel Doesn't Have To Be Unhealthy

An article in USA Today by Charisse Jones focuses on how many Business Travelers feel that life on the road is detrimental to their health.  While I don't disagree with her reporting, I do have some issues with those who feel that they are unable to eat healthy and exercise while traveling for business. 

Though both issues are challenging, they aren't impossible to deal with.  Several of those interviewed complained about not having the time or the facilities for a daily workout.  So be it!  But that doesn't mean you can't get in some form of exercise.  Too many times I think that if people can't get it just the way they want it, they just decide to forget exercising altogether. I learned a long time ago to make the best of every situation, every day.  One of the many reasons I walk rather than run or hang out in gyms, is because I travel a lot and walking is something that is easy to fit in.  

For example, look at all my posts about walking in airports.  Its an opportunity and I make the most of it.  Same concept goes with eating.  I may not have many healthy choices, but I work with what I have and watch how much I eat.  The more fattening the meal, the slower I eat in order to fill up quick and leave a good portion of the food on the plate.

Nice article, but those who complained the loudest, simply need to change their focus when they do hit the road.  Business Travel itself isn't necessarily unhealthy, rather its the choices of those doing the traveling that make the difference.


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