Find it hard to eat right, exercise or keep up with other healthy habits when you are traveling?
Here are some tips to stay on track.
Pack Snacks: Eating out can derail your healthy eating habits. Take along some whole grain cereal, nuts, dried fruit, cereal, or granola bars to snack on or substitute for restaurant breakfasts. When eating out look for whole grains at breakfast, salads, soups, or stir-fries for lunch, and reasonably sized servings at dinner.
Pack a Pill Case: Of course you’ll bring your medication, but traveling can disrupt your schedule and make it difficult to remember to take your medication consistently. Use a daily pill case and be sure!
Pack in Chunks: Getting the exercise you need can be difficult on the road, particularly if you are traveling to a business meeting or conference. Two or three “chunks” of exercise (10 to 15 minutes in duration) will go a long way toward keeping your commitment to your health. A quick walk in the morning, even just 10 minutes around the hotel halls, and another at lunch and before bed will keep you on track. Taking a walk outside can clear your head and help digest the information from your meetings. If you are sight-seeing, choose walking tours. Pay attention to the weather, so you don’t get overheated, and drink plenty of water.
Pack an Emergency Card: Make sure you have the information you need in an emergency including your emergency contacts, doctor information, medications, and dosages. Print your information on brightly colored paper and keep it in your wallet.
Packing a few simple things will make your next trip more heart-healthy.
How do you stay healthy on the road?
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.