Monday, May 12, 2014

Challenge Week #1: Healthy On the Road

Hi Challengers! Thank you for sharing your goals and progress with me. I love hearing about the ways you are seizing opportunities, and also your questions. This week, I am hearing a lot about how much all of you travel, both for work and for play, and your need to stay healthy on the road.

Here are some resources that may help!

33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Whether you're in your office or in a hotel room, a resistance band is one of the easiest pieces of fitness equipment you can pack. These exercises are completely portable, easy, and adaptable to every fitness level.

8 Simple Office, Car, or Airplane Stretches 
Stretching doesn't have to mean setting aside 20 minutes for a whole routine. You can stretch while you're driving, waiting, or even standing in line. It's all about being prepared and taking the opportunity. Print these out or jot them down on a notepad that you can stash somewhere. 

Five Great Apps for Stretching 
Download one of these apps for stretching on the road! They walk you through the exercises and can help you decompress after a long day on the trade show floor.

Success favors the prepared mind! When you travel, you lose some of the control you usually have over your food choices. But, you retain more control than you think! 

Healthy and Portable Fridge-free Snacks
Travel-friendly snacks can come to the rescue when you're hungry but don't want to eat high-calorie catered meals. Always make sure your snacks include a protein, a carb, and a fat to help keep you full longer.
Watch those portions! Eating on the road usually means huge portions of food that is prepared for large groups, which means lots of fat and sodium. Be liberal when estimating your portions and look for opportunities to fill up on fresh veggies and fruit, and eat meals that are as simple as possible. When you get home, make sure your office and house is stocked with a few staples to get you going until you can go shopping for healthy food.

Staying healthy on the road is possible with some planning, creativity, and determination. Choose one area where you can make an improvement in your on-the-road habits, and give it a shot the next time you travel!

I love hearing about your goal progress! Email me at heather (at) wellnesswithoutpity (dot) com and let me know how it is going!

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