Monday, September 5, 2016

Wellness While Traveling

We understand that traveling can disrupt even the healthiest routines. But with the right preparation and knowledge, you can properly take care of your body, stay energized and even save yourself time and money. Here are some of the ways we advisors (and frequent travelers) stay healthy on the go:

Proper Fuel

Begin with breakfast: Start each day with a hearty, but balanced meal of whole grains, fruits and some lean protein. Remember, food should give you energy, but not leave you feeling too full. 
 Steady snacking: Eat a light, wholesome snack every 3-4 hours to curb your hunger and keep your energy levels up. If you don’t, you’ll be more likely to purchase packaged, processed snacks from airport shops and ceding machines.

Come prepared: Pack your own snacks (like fruit, nuts, sandwiches, crackers or veggies) for the airport, mid-flight, or downtime at your hotel. If you’re eating out, find healthy options by visiting 
Stay hydrated: Always drink water, tea or 100% juice to keep you energized. Tap water filtering standards vary by country and even city, so always opt for bottled water. To save money, bring an empty water bottle to fill up with filtered water and bring your own tea bags.

Proper Protection

Sanitize Often: Make sure to sanitize your hands frequently to avoid the possibility of spreading bacteria. Pack a travel-size bottle of hand sanitizer in your 3-1-1 bag for quick access throughout your trip. Also bring a travel-size package of sanitizing bleach wipes and give your seat armrests and tray table a quick swipe. Be aware of your surroundings (like the coughing passenger sitting behind you!) and be cautious of what your hands are touching. Better to be safe than sorry.
Take Proper Supplements: To help maintain a strong immune system and healthy gut, talk to your doctor about taking probiotic supplements. Magnesium supplements act as natural relaxers, which can help ease tense muscles and irritability — helping you fall asleep faster. Drink a packet of Emergen-C each day for a dose of antioxidants, electrolytes and vitamin C to keep you energized and ward off bugs.

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