This post was sponsored by Hyatt Place as part of its Seamless Travel Series. The opinions are my own and based on my experience.
Rise and shine!
Being on the road doesn’t mean taking a break from my healthy habits. Sure, I’ll splurge a little bit here and there – I mean, that’s the fun part about traveling, right?
I recently teamed up with Hyatt Place, serving as an expert with the Seamless Travel Series, to provide tips and advice about navigating healthy travel. Obviously, I am really excited about this opportunity, and my first post focuses on healthy starts to mornings on the road. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!
Having just stayed at Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, I snapped some photos and wanted to share some of the ways I try to stick to my usual diet and exercise routines when I travel. That said, here are my top five tips for starting your morning off healthily!
When I’m at home, one of my healthiest habits is drinking water throughout the day. But, when I travel, it’s not always that easy. I typically pack a reusable water bottle, which encourages me to drink up on the road. Even still, I sometimes end up getting a little dehydrated, so I make sure when I wake up to drink some water. That rush of cold water instantly gives me a boost and helps energize me for the day ahead.
If I’m really dragging in the morning, a cup of coffee always gets me going. At Hyatt Place, you can conveniently brew gourmet coffee in your room or pop down to the lobby for a complimentary cup of Starbucks coffee. Hey, sometimes you just need that jolt of caffeine, right?
I also love to start my day with a high-intensity sweat session. I’m a big fan of CrossFit-style workouts because they’re typically short and sweet, but really challenging at the same time. Even though I might only work out for 20 minutes, I always feel like I got a longer workout because I’m huffing and puffing and dripping with sweat by the end.
At Hyatt Place, you can exercise in the comfort of your own room, thanks to spacious accommodations with plenty of space to move. You can also take advantage of the free in-room Wi-Fi to stream exercise videos or your favorite playlists to accompany your workout.
Additionally, you can borrow free weights and/or a yoga mat from the Hyatt Place Odds & Ends program to further enhance your in-room workouts. How cool is that?
If you’re more of a gym person, the 24/7 Gym is open all hours of the day, so you can easily fit in a workout at any time. Have an early-morning meeting or plane to catch? No problem! You can get your sweat on before everyone wakes up.
After a tough workout, it’s important for me to refuel my body with nutritious foods. Hyatt Place offers a free breakfast with your stay, which makes eating a healthy meal right after a workout really easy.
Breakfast is always free and there are plenty of healthy options to choose from, including hot breakfast items, such as the “a.m. Kitchen Skillet” and oatmeal, as well as cold options, like cereal, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, and a variety of juices.
There were actually so many delicious options at breakfast; I had trouble deciding what I wanted to eat. I eventually ended up helping myself to a little bit of everything!
Another thing I like to do to start my day off on the right foot is read my favorite blogs. (Did I mention that Hyatt Plaza has free Wi-Fi? Love that.) Many of them are related to healthy living and fitness, so I always find motivation and great ideas for continuing my healthy habits all day long.
Once I’m moving in the morning, my attention focuses on continuing my healthy habits throughout the day. One thing I like to do when I travel is plan a nutritious snack for later. When I’m on the road, I don’t always have access to healthy options, so I plan ahead.
The 24/7 Gallery Market at Hyatt Place offers all sorts of nutritious and portable snacks made fresh daily, which makes healthy eating on-the-go a piece of cake!
Question of the Day
When you travel, what is your favorite healthy way to start the day?
P.S. If you have any questions related to health, fitness, or food on the road, please leave them here. I will be answering them in the coming weeks!