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How to Stay Healthy When Traveling

“How to Stay Healthy When Traveling”

 

PACK SNACKS: Bring more than enough food for your traveling time so you will not get hungry and be able to maintain your energy levels. Snacks such as fresh fruit, raw nuts, trail mix, bars, protein powder, or raw veggies with hummus or nut butter.

HYDRATION IS KEY: It’s easy to get dehydrated on planes because of the circulated air and the altitude, so be sure to bring an empty water bottle that you can easily fill up.  Avoid dehydrating drinks like coffee or sodas.2

PLAN AHEAD: I always carry the same grocery list with me for my travels.  When you arrive at your destination, find a local grocery or health food store where you can stock up on healthy foods.  It’s all about prioritizing and fueling your body with foods that make you feel your best.

MOVE YOUR BODY: Whether there is a gym by you or not, packing your workout clothes/shoes makes you much more likely to schedule in some movement into your day. Most gyms offer guest passes which are perfect for travelers. If you can’t make it to the gym, walking, body weight exercises or running is a great alternative.

EATING OUT: You can ALWAYS create something healthy and delicious when dining out. Build your meal with a protein, a healthy whole grain carb and a little healthy fat like avocado, nuts or olive oil.  It’s always a good idea to start with a salad and a light dressing like balsamic vinegarette.  See how simple it is?!

HAVE FUN! Sometimes it’s easy to forget that life is about CHOICES and letting go of the “rules” sometimes. I don’t want to feel guilty if I have a glass of wine with my steak for dinner on Saturday with my girlfriends. Life is about balance. It’s about letting go of the guilt when you make the decision to indulge and savor the moment.

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Happy Traveling,

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