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Have you ever been stuck in an airport when your flight is delayed? Of course, you have. So when mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate, there are ways you can Stay healthy & fit in the airport.

Find Space To Move

Most airports are the size of 5 football fields, so there should be no excuse to find space to move. This is what I do:

  • I go for a walk and get my steps in. I typically shoot for 10,000-14,000 steps a day. If I am low on my steps I go for a walk, roaming, exploring and moving at a quicker than normal pace. And if I am at my step goal already, I just walk with less intensity to just move.
  • I find an open area to stretch where there aren’t too many people standing around. But I have been known to bust out some stretches wherever. There have been a few friends that nicknamed me “Stretch Armstrong“. Stretching your hips, hamstrings, thighs, shoulders, and back is easy to do.

Eat Healthy & Drink Water

Traveling with healthy snacks is essential and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere without some handy. Choose to bring snacks that are low in sugar, higher in protein, and are lower in calories. My preferred choice of snacks are:

  • Nuts (sunflowers seeds, almonds)
  • Almond Butter Packets by Justin’s
  • Apple
  • Goji Berries

After getting through security I always pick up a large bottle of water. Flying causes dehydration because of the lack of humidity in the recycled air. These are my preferred choices of water in order of preference:

  • Fiji
  • Evian
  • Smart

Feed Your Mind

Waiting in an airport can be a great opportunity for you to catch up on your podcasts or read a great book. Put in your earbuds and tune into some classical music to filter out ambient noises. Here are the podcasts I’m currently listening to and the books that I’m reading (yes I read several books at one time):

Podcasts:

Books:

Wherever you are, there’s always an opportunity to find healthy & fit solutions. Safe travels!

Your health & fitness coach,

Steve Jordan

 

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