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TRAVEL TIPS & TRENDS Healthy Habits for the Road Warrior By Amy DeSalme Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau IF YOU FIND yourself often traveling for business, you know that it can sometimes feel like a marathon! You must have agility and speed to maneuver through crowded airport terminals lugging an overstuffed suitcase behind you. It takes endurance to make it though the hours of flight followed by back-to-back meetings. You’ve got to be limber and flexible to dodge the obstacles thrown at you, such as inclement weather or airline delays. Business travel is exhausting and a workout in itself! It’s no wonder that many 32 GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | Winter 2013 business travelers struggle in their ability to make time for the gym while they are on the road. This article will provide some simple strategies that you can adopt on your next business trip and maintain your fitness. PLAN FOR FITNESS Check out the hotel that you will be staying at ahead of time. Does the property have a fitness center? Is there a swimming pool? Are there local parks or trails? Does your room have a DVD player for workout videos? If none of these options are available, get creative! Walk up and down the hotel hallways. Climb the stairs or get your blood flowing with a few sets of jumping jacks right in your hotel room. Knowing in advance what facilities are going to be available will get you in the right mindset for travel fitness. PACK FOR FITNESS One of the most important steps to maintaining your fitness while you are traveling is to pack accordingly. Every

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2013

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Dieting on a Per Diem
Plan Green
Education Edge
Ethics and Site Visits
Why the Government Should Hire Qualified, Professional Meeting Planners
Supplier Strategy
Good to Know
That’s Technology
Conference Connection
Travel Tips & Trends
Membership News
SGMP Nation
The Meeting Minute
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Winter 2013