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10 Ways to Make Any Hotel Room Healthier

Vacations can wreak havoc with your lifestyle. From on-the-go meals to third-rate exercise facilities, it can be hard to stick with your normal eating, sleeping, and workout routines. But at least when it comes to your hotel room, these simple steps will make it a healthier place to hang out.

Enjoy your stay

Wherever you’re staying, these easy moves will make your visit better for you, according to Athletic Minded Traveler co-founder Jim Kaese.

Go smoke-free

Ask for a nonsmoking floor when making your reservation.
Not an option? Request a nonsmoking room.

Don’t drink

Just say no to the minibar key when checking in. You’ll save cash—and calories.

Toss the bed cover

Bedspreads are notorious havens for dust mites (and worse). Stash it in the corner of the room.


Wipe down the TV remote and telephone with an antibacterial wipe before first use.

Don’t reuse

Avoid the reusable glasses, even if they have a paper cover on top (plastic sealed cups are preferable).

Bring your own snacks

Keeping fruit (banana, apple), bottled water, and nuts or trail mix in your room helps ensure that you don’t overdo it when eating out.

Make white noise

Invest in a portable “soft-noise maker” if you’re a super-light sleeper.

Get moving

Turn a tiny hotel room into your own personal fitness center.
Invest in a portable exercise kit in case your hotel doesn’t have a workout room or pool. Or try this simple yoga routine, designed specifically with cramped hotel rooms in mind.

Do a renovation check

Renovations are likely to be loud, and may stir up dirt and dust, so call ahead to make sure parts of the hotel aren’t under construction.
Unexpected maintenance? Ask to switch to a room farther away from the upkeep.

Note the exits

Because you’re in unfamiliar territory, take a few minutes to check out the exits closest to your room, just as a precaution.


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I'll ad some from my own practice:

- while leaving for a day or two: close the closet's door with plastic straps (those for handling electric wires), after You come back it is easy just to cut it (keeps a unwanted eyes out of Your items)
- using a room's small safe is not safe: if You want to keep really important items safe - it is better to put it to main hotel safe (reception) while You go out
- have a small anti-bug item (repellent - could be a electric one with some fluid)
- have a small LED-torch at the reach of Your hand

- have your favorite fragrance with You... because hotel not always smells well
- if You have some space in Your luggage - take a small pillow with You (or inflatable one that You use in plane), it could be better to relax on it
- have some favorite music with You (on mp3 player, or phone) with good quality and noise - shielding earphones (You will know what it is for, when some neighbors will have a "short" celebration  in the next room... (some good and cheap are Creative EP-630 - I use it)
- when going back to the room - always open the window first, ventilate for few minutes, then close and turn on air conditioner (cold air is not always the fresh air)
- if Your throat sore - it might be a case of to low humidity. put a moistured towel next to Your bed
- don't use a "max" air condition... specially instantly after coming in from a really hot environment outside
- always buy some fresh drink (bottled water) and keep it in the room, It's better to loose few kuai and don't use it, then don't have it while You realy want it (for exmpl - in the very middle of the night)
- don't leave curtains open for a day - in China it keeps from hot outside

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