My job requires a great deal of travel. I am sometimes on the road more than I am at home. I sleep in hotel rooms, eat at restaurants and spend a great deal of time waiting at the airport, driving rental cars and sitting in conference rooms. It is a very unhealthy lifestyle. It’s extremely sedentary and way too easy to gain weight. I’ve needed to be careful about what I eat and diligent about exercise. When I arrive at my destination, I find a grocery store where I can buy some fresh fruit, yogurt and pre-made salads. I buy a case of bottled water. Whenever possible, I choose hotels that include a fitness center. These fitness centers often provide nothing more than a stationary bike and a treadmill. I’m happy with any opportunity to burn calories and work up a sweat. I just need enough space to go through my full-body stretches. I’ve found that being conscientious about daily stretching helps to prevent stiff and sore muscles. Cardio workouts increase my energy levels and productivity and help me to sleep better at night. Now and then, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center or even an indoor pool. I am delighted when I can swim for my workout. If there’s no workout options, I don’t mind going for a run and getting a look at the surrounding area. I also pack resistance bands and a jump rope in my suitcase. I can also find a spot where I can complete a beneficial workout. Because I make my fitness a priority, I’ve been able to sustain my job without sacrificing my health.