Fitness, TRAVEL

How to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Having to travel so much for work means that sometimes, it feels nearly impossible to keep up with any type of regular routine, especially when it comes to fitness and clean eating. While indulging is totally normal and acceptable here and there, I work way too hard to throw all of those healthy habits out of the window when I’m out of town! I’ve found that it’s all about finding a balance between managing your expectations and being flexible.

Realistically, I know I can’t do my usual 6 am workouts, but I CAN find ways to work in some healthy habits while traveling! Keep scrolling to read my top 4 tips on how to stay healthy when traveling! And yes, you can totally do it!

1. Mind Your Meals

Always make the first meal of the day count! Being out of my normal routine, it’s hard to eat well during the day and especially when I’m on the go. So for breakfast, I make sure to always get a healthy meal in and set the tone for the day! At the Amastan, I always order the egg white omelet, yogurt parfait, orange juice, espresso, and a small croissant… (You guys know how much I love my pastries) as my morning fuel!

2. Multitask

Whenever I travel, I always make sure to throw in my resistance bands with me! They don’t take up any space at all and are incredibly easy to use. I like to have them around my calves and do leg raises when I’m laying in my bed! It’s a great way to multitask while I check emails and Instagram!

3. Take Those Stairs 

A little extra physical activity here and there never hurt anybody! Taking the stairs is a great way to sneak in a booty workout and get your blood pumping! The room I usually stay at in the Hotel Amastan is on the 6th floor so I try to walk up the stairs every day at least once. Plus in Europe, the levels start at 0 so I technically do 7 flights! I believe the recommended number of steps you should take to maintain your weight is 10,000 steps (aka about 5 miles).

4. YouTube Workouts 

If I have the time, I love to do a quick YouTube video workout back in my room. A quick little 15-minute sweat session can make all the difference. If you’re worried about wifi, this little guy is a lifesaver! It’s called ‘MiFi’ and it’s basically a portable pocket wifi! It’s super convenient and easy to use.

How do guys stay healthy when you travel? Let me know in the comments below!



  • I will eat yogurt to make sure I am getting probiotics to keep my stomach in check when I’m traveling. I walk everywhere and sometimes will drop into a fitness class. If not I workout with apps like Nike NTC. It’s really easy to do bodyweight stuff like squats, pushups, burpees, and lunges.

  • Tammy says:

    When traveling I like make the most of exploring the destination so I always plan activities that get me outside and doing stuff! I would love to know what your favorite YouTube workouts are… Please share! You look amazing 💗

    xx Tammy

  • Celine says:


    Lovely post!
    I always find it interesting and Inspiring to see how other deal woth this.

    Have a good day
    XX Celine

  • Tricia Terry says:

    I try to stay consistent with my vitamins, and daily routine. Hydrate with water more than usual. Constipation is a big one for women. Bring suppositories, so you won’t have to put anything foreign through your body. Exercising is easy on a vaca, you usually do more anyway just walking. Food is more important, limit your alcohol, or none at all. No orange juice, too much sugar. No dairy, and try to eat low glycemic carbs.. healthy fats, and protein. Sleep is a huge factor, and get some alone time. Enjoy!!!

  • miki says:

    I always do kayla itsines workouts when I can’t hit thw gym!

  • Kimberly says:

    It can sometimes seem impossible to stay healthy while travelling, I think your eating is easier to keep up. Fitness is the downfall for me, although over the years I’ve got so much better. I carry a skipping rope and I’m going to purchase some resistance bands so I can keep up with my flexibility, I’ve worked so hard to get to the point I am I don’t want to go backwards. I also do Kayla Itines SWEAT app which is the best thing ever, there are workouts that don’t require any gym equipment and uses your own body weight so you have no excuse haha.

    Kim //

  • Tamie says:

    I travel almost every month for work domestic and international. I pack whey protein packs, mini trail mix packs, and almonds to ensure I have healthy options on hand. I normally will stay at a hotel within the city center so that I am able to explore and double whammy get my steps in for the day. My preferred hotels always have a gym so that I have no excuse not to workout especially if I will be in meetings all day. I definitely pack my resistance bands since they take up no space. This article was pretty good; thanks for the good read!

  • Jenn says:

    Great tips! I always pack resistance bands, too – they make it easy to squeeze in a quick workout after touring before showering and getting ready for a night out in a new place.

  • Nikki says:

    Great tips!
    I am all for resistance bands, whether I’m traveling or not. So glad you mentioned them.


  • Annie says:

    It depends on where I am. If it’s a new city I get a workout by walking all day!

  • Natali says:

    You got it all well covered Chriselle! I also love to take the stairs and walk around as much as possible as well as try to make healthier food choices when dining out on my trips.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips, Chriselle! <3 🙂 I love the idea of carrying resistance bands – it'll make working out so convenient! And ooh I need to get MiFi too! Thanks for these great recommendations!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Vivian says:

    I find it so hard to stay on track when I’m on the road – staying hydrated and working out goes out the window. thanks for sharing these tips!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • Fatou says:

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing these tips!

  • I love the idea of bringing a resistance band and multitasking. When I’m on the treadmill, I go to a 3.5 fast walk speed and read a book, haha.

  • Alina says:

    Those are great tips! The main thing is to stay determined and make a commitment to do at least x amount of time a day. It is really about making time, rather than waiting for teh perfect moment to take care of your health.

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Ella says:

    I like to take an outfit for running everywhere I go. You can squeeze in a little run anytime and it always leaves me so refreshed. A few intervals to make it effective plus exploring the neighborhood a little bit – the best way to start a new day <3

  • Jennifer says:

    I totally agree with stairs! Going up and down the stairs can make a huge difference in the long run. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Kathrin says:

    Those are great tips! Although when I travel, I tend to run around so much that my usual workout would destroy me…

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • Tabitha says:

    Great tips! I always find it hard to maintain my eating habits, but I always stick away from sugar no matter what. For fitness, I try to find a hotel with a gym and pool to use for my fitness.


  • Shloka says:

    I was literally just speaking to my friend about this and how I’m attending a wedding and I don’t want to ruin my hair but I want to work out! The resistance band idea is such a good idea!!


  • Jenny Yang says:

    These are such amazing tips! Whenever I go on vaca, I never think about health, but should probs start haha
    xx jen

  • Marianne says:

    On Sunday I will be travelling from Stockholm to NYC for a week – thanks for sharing your tips – I will keep these in mind 🙂 <3

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