The Health Benefits of Work Travel

Okay, so there aren’t many benefits of travelling with business. In fact, there are hardly any. Nonetheless, I’m determined to focus on the few positives I can find. It’s a whole thing I’m trying.

1. I am currently living at an altitude of 2,250 m. It takes time to adjust, but I’m now confident that my fitness will improve at a quicker rate than in London. I mean, my regular ‘easy’ runs have turned into an ordeal, but it must be doing wonders for me!

2. The altitude gives me horrific hangovers. This may not sound like a positive, but bear with me. I barely drink in the first place- my job and fitness regime tire me out enough as it is- but my alcohol consumption has gone down even further. One glass of wine is just not worth a banging headache the next day!

3. My company provides me with a daily stipend for living expenses. This means I am lucky enough to be able to make the healthier choice when ordering at chains such as Subway and Starbucks. I have also discovered local chains, and can now spot a healthy option on any restaurant menu.

4. Mexico City closes several main streets every Sunday, and chilangos take to the streets en masse to cycle, walk and run. Pretty much everyone has a dog, which is a huge bonus for a dog-lover like me. There are also free Zumba and Box Fit classes by the Angel a la independencia (below), one of Mexico City’s finest monuments.

That’s all for now!

Love, Pippa

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4 thoughts on “The Health Benefits of Work Travel

  1. Oh my gosh I didn’t realise you were at such an altitude! Did you know, around 2000m is supposed to be the optimum altitude for runners to train at? You’ll be zooming around the Common when you come back to London. Missing you lots Pip xxx

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      1. It doesn’t seem it, but any higher is deemed “too strenuous” for effective running. So you’re in goldilocks zone. I’m jealous! You’re gonna be making loads of extra red blood cells to pump oxygen round more efficiently 😀

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