How to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Stay Shape Traveling

According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans took close to 1.7 billion personal and business related trips during the 2015 calendar year. Considering that more and more of us are trying to live healthier lifestyles, the fact that we travel so much can cause problems if certain steps are not taken to make sure that healthy habits are maintained while traveling.

One critically important aspect of staying in shape while traveling is planning. It is vital that you plan ahead when you know you are going to be hitting the road or taking to the sky for a trip. If you know you will be staying in a hotel and get to choose which one it will be, then do your research and find a place that offers at least a basic workout facility. If you do not have the option of making your own lodging arrangements and will not have access to an onsite gym, there are other ways to get in a workout. One suggestion is to bring your own equipment with you. Resistance bands easily fit into a suitcase and provide a great workout for arms, legs, and core.

Of course, what you eat plays a huge role in your ability to stay in shape while you are away from home. Knowing this, there are some simple steps you can take to increase the chances that you make the best dietary choices possible while traveling. Forbes Magazine suggests that you take advantage of some of the amenities your hotel provides, such as the coffee maker. This handy device can be a lifesaver when it comes to preparing healthy snacks. For instance, it can be used for hot water that is mixed in oatmeal in the morning. This makes for a quick and hearty breakfast that will help you avoid some other less healthy options found in vending machines and hotel breakfast buffets. You could also use the hot water to make a nice chamomile tea that will help you rest since getting enough sleep is critical to staying healthy.

The final step to staying in shape while traveling is to take it easy on yourself. It is perfectly alright if you have a quick fast food meal or indulge in a great restaurant in the area. You are on vacation or perhaps busy with meetings all day. It is understandable that one mealtime could get away from you. The important thing is that you pick yourself back up and not let that one meal ruin your entire healthy regimen.

Whether you are taking the family on vacation or shuttling from one city to another for business, there is no reason that your health and your body should have to suffer. By following some simple steps and making some wise decisions, you can continue to live a healthy lifestyle while traveling near and far.

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NeatPack Bags Travel AccessoriesI am using their sling backpack and I am thrilled at how much the bag holds. I particularly love the location of the cell phone pouch – on the strap – right in front. No searching through your bag for your phone. No taking  your bag off to get to your phone. The location of this pouch is brilliant! The bag is extremely comfortable, even when full, because of the design. Whether rushing through an airport, hiking or walking around a theme park – the bag holds everything you need. Even an iPad or smaller laptop. Next, the bag is so light weight! The things we need to carry around are heavy enough without the bag they are in adding extra weight. Overall, this bag is the best I have found for my travels and is my new travel necessity! 

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5 Things to Include in Your Resume If You Plan to Work Abroad

Many travel writers are choosing to work abroad these days as a way to see the world. In order to do that, it’s absolutely essential to have everything needed to secure a position. Here are a few helpful tips if working abroad is something you plan to do.

Resume Work Abroad

The resume writing rules can be very different depending on where you wish to work. It’s very common for many people to somehow assume that how we do things is the only right way to do things. Many also assume that the way they do things is the same way that people all over the world do the same things too.

But that doesn’t apply to resume building. If you’re in the US, you’re going to be astonished at how different your resume must be if you plan to work abroad. You will have to include some items that you would never think to include in your resume for a job in the US.

So here are some of the things you may have to include:

  1. Nationality. Since you’re going to work abroad, you will have to specify exactly where you’re coming from. This much is obvious. So you have to specify your citizenship, and you may also want to include your native language and other languages you speak.
  2. Photo. This is perhaps one of the more surprising differences between a resume for US jobs and a resume for working abroad. In the US, requiring a photo for resumes isn’t standard practice because it can lead to accusations of discrimination.

But non-discrimination laws aren’t universal, and many countries around the world require a professional head shot. For some, it’s because your appearance may actually be part of your job (such as if you’re in sales). For others, it’s a clue as to your personality. Many people tend to judge a book by their cover.

  1. Secondary education. This isn’t SOP resume info in the US because it’s not really relevant if the applicant already has at least a Bachelor’s degree. But in many parts of the world, you still need to put this in. You should also include any special awards or honors you may have received in high school, such as if you were valedictorian.

This doesn’t have to be a long section in your resume. A couple of lines should do.

  1. Age, gender, and marital status. Some people may be wondering how these 3 related details pertain to your ability to perform a particular job. Also, these details can also go against non-discriminatory rules. But that’s in the US.

Again, in many countries around the world these details are standard info that must be included in your resume. Many companies abroad want to know who you are, as opposed to just knowing what you can do. Not many companies employ foreigners, and those who do want to find out if you can work seamlessly with their company.

  1. Company keywords. Foreign companies prefer applicants who are prepared to work in a very different environment, so you need to showcase that preparation. You have to check their website and use the keywords they emphasize back in your resume. You need to show them that you understand, and share, the same values they hold.

Each country may have their specific set of rules, so you will have to do your homework. Ask a friend from that country about their resume writing rules. You have to understand that they’re not about to change their company culture for you. It’s you who will have to adjust your own way of looking at things.

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