How to stay healthy while traveling

There are several useful tips by 60 IN 3 blog (whatever that means), including:

"Bring your gym gear—Most hotels do have a gym. It may be small and under equipped but it's still a gym. A simple workout doesn't have to involve much equipment. Pushups, situps, lunges, squats and other exercises can be done with just body weight."

This is a mnemonic for exercises that can be done with just body weight: PLSS

P ushups
S itups
L unges
S quats


Exercises that can be done with just body weight: PLSS.

And finally, what 60 IN 3 means (from About Me page):

"For those of you who are asking about the title of the page, 60 in 3 represents my progress as well as my philosophy. I started on my path to a healthy life style in the beginning of 2004. At the time, I weighed 280lbs. By the end of 2006 I was down to 220lbs. That’s 60lbs in 3 years. I have 30 more lbs to go which I’m hoping to lose over the next two years. It sounds a bit slow, but for me, it was just right. I made slow and gradual changes to my life rather than go on any sort of quick fix diet. I also realized that it wasn’t about being thin, it was about being healthy."

According to a study reviewed by Science Blog, daily brisk exercise reportedly decreases the risk of pemature death by 70%. The study found that “highly fit” men had half the risk of death compared to “low fit” men. For every 1-MET increase in exercise capacity, the risk for death from all causes was 13% lower.

If you need any more convincing, please see this "health promotion" video that clearly shows the benefits of exercise:


"Health Promotion" video: Benefits of exercise.

References:
Health on the run: How to stay healthy while traveling. 60 IN 3, Fitness For The Rest Of Us.
Conceptual Yoga mat triples as stereo, display. Engadget.com. 08/2007.
Five ways to stay fit on business trips. CNN, 2007.
Link via LifeHacker.com.
Image done with Bubbl.us mind maps.

Further reading:
15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It). LifeHacker.com.
An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up. NYTimes, 03/2008.
29 Exercises You Can Do At (Or Near) Your Desk. LifeHacker.com, 03/2008.
The Five-Minute Prison Workout Keeps You Fit in Any Space. LifeHacker, 03/2009.
Valsalva haemorrhagic retinopathy after push-ups. Lancer, 02/2011.

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