150 minutes of exercise is all it takes

September 20, 2015 11:24 pm

Exercise ought to be an essential part of your routine.

Performing an accumulated 150 minutes of exercise throughout the week can improve;

  • Blood sugar levels
  • Body composition
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Muscular strength and function
  • Stress levels

Travel and Exercise

During my time at Executive Medicine I have had many successful individuals outline their exercise routines with me.

When it comes to exercise and travel, many of those individuals expressed similar views on how to balance the two:

  1. You have to make the time for exercise, whether that be fitting it in before or after meetings and/or other work commitments.
  2. Exercise gear does not take up a lot of space in your luggage. Simply pack a pair of runners and a theraband. This way you can easily perform exercise without the need for a gym. They will also serve as a reminder.
    • Therabands are an inexpensive exercise training tool, which allow an individual to perform a variety of exercises with resistance. They come in varying intensities and can be purchased at most gym and sporting retail outlets (example: Rebel Sport).
  3. If you prefer a gym style workout, organise accommodation requirements in advance to ensure the hotel includes a gym facility suitable to your preferences such as a weight room, pool or access to aerobic equipment.

If you still find that you do not have enough time to perform a workout, the New York Times has compiled a very easy whole body workout that can be performed anywhere and completed in 7 minutes.

Exercise Workout in 7 minutes

So the next time you travel, consider these suggestions to give yourself the best possible chance of maintaining a successful exercise routine.

New York Times 7-Minute Workout

Blog post written by

Nicholas Rodionoff
Exercise Physiologist, Executive Medicine