Traveling for work is stressful! You can stay on track and even pick up a few new healthy habits by incorporating the following steps:
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water (i.e.: 150 lbs. = 75 oz. water). Water supports everything and you will look and feel better!
- Drink more green tea than coffee — it’s a gentle, healthy energizer.
- Eat cruciferous (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale) veggies — supports healthy liver and gallbladder function and detoxification, better digestion and bowel regularity.
- Eat or snack every 2-3 hours – this helps your body stabilize blood sugar levels. Choose your snacks wisely, raw nuts, apples, grapes, citrus and low sugar (12g or less sugar) protein bars.
- Minimize sweets & treats, white bread/pasta/rice – also helps you stabilize blood sugar levels. You will keep a trimmer waist line and lower your Hb A1c levels.
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night — regenerates, replenishes, resets your health balance by supporting growth hormone production/secretion and adrenal health.
- Move/stretch/walk/exercise at least 20 minutes each day — keeps you flexible and bright, stimulates healthy brain, circulation and lymphatic flow. Improves sleep too — bonus!
Strive to keep a balance between your work/life and your body and mind. Being away from home for work is stressful, therefore you will benefit from solid, healthy habits.
Before and after you travel: be gentle with yourself and make time 2-3 times a week to do something nice for yourself. Perhaps sit somewhere quietly and read poetry or journal for 10 minutes. Meet a friend or family member for a walk or a cup of coffee/tea. Find bath salts or essential oils that feel relaxing and have a 15-minute soak. Stay hydrated and rested before and after travel. Both will strengthen your body’s ability to compensate when you travel, which is what we want!