Every day in the United States, around 1.3 million business trips are made.
This may shock you, but only about 10% of those business trips can be categorized as a “bleisure” trip. Bleisure stands for mixing business with leisure. If you find yourself traveling for business often, it’s vital to mix in a little downtime to help prevent anxiety and stress.
However, the key factor often standing in the way of business travelers indulging in leisure activities is time. This article will go over five different leisure activities that will be easy to experience while on a business trip. Keep reading to learn more!
Business travel doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Relaxing on a business trip can be as simple as playing a game of golf. Your first golf trip could be no further than right behind your hotel.
Many upscale hotels have small golf courses on their grounds. If you’ve never played a game of golf before, look into booking a room at a hotel that offers golfing grounds. Playing golf is a relaxing and low-energy activity that won’t exhaust you after a long day at work.
If you feel sore after a long day at work and need to relax, then a spa visit might be the perfect leisure activity for you. Spas can help reduce stress, soothe sore joints and muscles, and improve mental health.
Some hotels offer spa services on the grounds. If you’re booked for an extra-long, first-class flight, you may also be able to get a spa treatment from the airline. If not, nearly all large cities have spa treatment centers. Simply make yourself an appointment in advance, and then you’ll have something to look forward to after the work is done.
Swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States. It also comes with a wide range of health benefits.
Almost every hotel comes with a swimming pool these days. Take some time in the morning or evening to stretch your body and swim a few laps. Swimming can help build endurance and body strength, as well as tone muscles.
If you have arthritis, an injury, or any other condition that makes physical exercise difficult, swimming is an alternate safe option.
If you’re looking for an activity that requires a bit more physical exertion, but that you can still play alone, look no further than racquetball. Many hotels will have at least a single racquetball court indoors that you can use.
Racquetball is a sport played with a racquet and a hollow rubber ball indoors or outdoors. Think tennis, but instead, you’re bouncing the ball against a wall.
Last, and perhaps the most leisurely of the activities, is reading. Never underestimate the calming effect that reading a good book can deliver.
The best part about this activity is that you can bring it with you where ever you go. Read during the flight. Read while you’re sitting in your hotel room.
Waiting for the meeting to start? Crack a book open and indulge in a bit of escapism.
Find Leisure Activities That Suit You
There are many leisure activities you can enjoy during a business trip. Pick one that fits you and take some time to relax.
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