Why you should avoid sleeping on the plane

The best thing for jet lag is to get a workout in before or after—you get your body back to normalcy. What I try not to do on a plane is go to sleep. I wake up drowsy, and I can’t get back to my regular energy, so instead I try to keep myself at my usual level. I’ll get on my laptop or do some reading, but it depends on how long the flight is. I mean, if I’m going to Tokyo, I’m definitely sleeping, but if it’s to New York, I may do some work, I may build a spreadsheet or link into the internet and take care of some emails, just to keep my mind stimulated, and so my sleep is not off. You have to learn your body.

Plan your outfits around one pair of shoes ...

I never check a bag. Even if I’m going somewhere for four days, I can fit it all in a carry-on. Dress shoes are key. I’ve found that you can reduce your load by packing an outfit that goes with more than one pair of shoes. You start to add it up, one pair or two or three—simplifying your life makes it easier to travel.

… and plan your airport strategy around everyone else

Traveling with family can be more complicated than by yourself, because with your family members, they don’t pack the same, so you definitely got to be there an hour and a half early. I got five kids and my wife, so we could have 10 or 11 bags. Not much you can do about that. I just try to make it less stressful as much as I can.

He’s a Peloton man

On the road, it’s hard to get a workout in unless I have a Peloton. No Stairmasters. I like cycling because it’s light on my body. I don’t feel the aches and pains like jogging on a treadmill or on the street, but I still have exerted enough energy and burned enough calories. And if I’m on a bike outside, I like to ride early in the morning, so I can go get a workout on my bike for a couple of hours outdoors. For me, it’s a moment of peace. 

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