Hack Your Travel Experience by Treating Flights Like a Rejuvenating Workout
And some fitness experts are totally into that connection: At Marriott's Innovation Days Summit, Chris Frankel, head of human performance at TRX, said his approach to traveling is to think of the experience as a workout.
"If you ever see me in the airport, I'm doing weird couch stretches on the chairs...and then as soon as I hit the hotel room, another 5 or 10 minutes [of that]."—Chris Frankel, TRX head of HR
“I treat travel actually like a little athletic event because where else do you have to go sit in a steel tub for an hour and a half, or four hours, and usually never get the armrest?" Frankel said. "If you ever see me in the airport, I'm doing weird couch stretches on the chairs...and then as soon as I hit the hotel room, another 5 or 10 minutes [of that]."
So, whether you're getting ready for a 16-hour direct flight (a thing I have done) or a quick hour-long domestic jet, think of your gate as the warm-up station, the flight like a sprint or a marathon, and your tennis ball as a foam roller for recovery. And don't forget to stay hydrated!
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