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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Travel Healthy- Part 1

It's that time of year again, when I am back on the road (or air) flying across the country to greet you as a auto manufacturer spokesperson.  Side note: I'm actually posting from Charlotte, NC... Anyway, This is also the time of year, when everyone starts traveling for the holidays, need I mention cold/flu season too.  So, my travel tips not only keep you healthy while you travel, but they're also good to implement into daily life to help prevent illness.  This was actually one of my first pieces I wrote on Self Soul Space, it was so popular, I decided to re-release it in a two-part piece.  Here are my Healthy Travel tips for you actual travel day...

Flight/Travel Day
Day(s) before:
  • Prep & Pack (don't forget exercise clothes/sneakers, vitamins/medications, & healthy snacks), make a list, and check it twice!
  • Print boarding passes & all confirmation paperwork ahead of time
  • Organization = happiness & no stress
  • Fill up your gas tank the night before, whether you're traveling to the airport or on a road trip
  • Get a good night's sleep the night before your trip
Travel Day:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport or your destination, to help eliminate stress & to make for more enjoyable trip
  • Smile and be friendly as you go through TSA (or tolls on the road)!
  • Once through security (or on the road), scope out healthy food options.
  • Water, H2O, agua, water... Is your friend, drink lots!
  • Fresh fruit, veggies, salads, nut trail mixes, chewing gum, and protein bars are great snack choices
  • Avoid fast foods, soda, alcohol, and those yummy sweet pastries
  • Bring a book/magazines to read or some puzzles to solve... you've got to keep that mind healthy too!
  • While on board/road, take walk breaks- walk the aisles or at the rest stop & stretch, keep that blood flowing
  • While seated, rotate ankles; up-down, clockwise & counter clockwise, it helps to eliminate cramps. stiffness  & blood clots
  • Rest while on the plane or in the passenger seat of the car, noise cancelling headphones or relaxing music can help
  • Use antibacterial gel, to help keep hands clean especially before snacking
  • Drink water... Stay hydrated!

2 comments:

  1. YAY for autoshow season. LOL! Stay safe, warm, and healthy!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks AJ... you too! I hope to see you soon!!

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