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Simple Workouts You Can Do From Your Hotel Room

April 14, 20149 min
You don't need to head to your hotel's gym in order to get an effective workout.Whether you had to travel for work, or you wanted a relaxing vacation, have you ever panicked about when you fit a workout in? The thought of taking a vacation from your workout routines sends your anxiety through the roof.What if there was a way you do still go on vacation while still having time to have an effective workout?You never thought it was possible to workout at the airport or on the plane. It won't be a huge sweat session, but it still counts as exercise. When you're on the plane, just getting up and walking around can help your body. Sitting down, lifting your legs and moving your feet into tiny circular motions can also get your blood moving.You don't need to go to the hotel's fitness room, but if you pack certain items you can stay in your room. A great item to bring in your bag with you is resistance bands. They are light and have different strengths to incorporate your workout. For example, you can use resistance bands for squats, bicep curls and shoulder presses.What about cardiovascular exercises?Jumping jacks, squat jumps, jumping lounges or burpees work extremely well in raising your heart rate and breaking a sweat. Guess what? No equipment needed for this either.What are some other exercises you can do while traveling or in your hotel room?Camille Rowe, exercise physiologist shares simple yet effective workouts that you can still preform while traveling.

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