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The Carry-On Gym

Workout items that make staying fit on the road easier.

This story appears in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

For many business travelers, logging a lot of travel miles is synonymous with packing on the pounds. But it's the and time for a new attitude toward on the go. "It's not so difficult," says Joanne Lichten, a nutritionist and author of How to Stay Healthy & Fit on the Road. "It's starts with something as simple as walking whenever you can or packing healthy snacks like oatmeal and dehydrated soups." And maybe doing a little shopping. Here are some travel-friendly products we found to beef up your fitness kit and travel workout regimen. So, please, no excuses in 2010.

1. Gaiam Reversible Travel Mat
Weighing in at just 1 pound, Gaiam's compact travel mat folds up like a towel and easily fits in a carry-on. Lay it down on the floor (it grips) for a quick yoga fix, or if your hotel is swanky enough to offer fitness classes, layer it over a regular mat when you get your Vinyasa on. At less than $30, it's pretty affordable, too.

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