As I’m heading out to NYC to spend time with my besties this weekend, I thought it’d be appropriate to do a post about staying healthy on the go. This post isn’t just for those who are jet setters, but for people who are constantly on the go like mamas (obviously), students and entrepreneurs with packed schedules. Here are five tips to stay healthy on the go:
Since your body works for you 24/7, the least you can do is keep your body hydrated. If you hate water because it’s too plain for you, try adding some lemon. You can also add lemon to sparkling water if you want that carbonation. I usually cut up some lemons and put it in a ziplock to take to work. If you’re in between places, you can stop by any coffee joint to and request some. Most fast food places will have them too if you order a tea or water.
If you’re eating out with coworkers, ask for a water and some extra lemons to go. If all else fails, try a reusable water bottle like Voss and infuse some fruit in your water. I love my BKR bottle when I’m playing tennis. My blender bottle also works if I happen to have one of those with me.
Be prepared with healthy snacks and meals.
Easy snacks and pre-made healthy meals are easy if you plan ahead. I love taking steel cut oats or overnight oats (I’ll share a recipe soon!) with me. Raw almonds, grapes (they’re amazing frozen!), apples, bananas and bars are also my favorite snack options. For breakfast, I also like to pack my favorite plant-based shakes or a Pitaya smoothie. To keep your body from crashing, it’s important to eat every couple of hours. To keep my energy levels up, I meal prep for about four kale salads a week. This year, I plan on prepping my dinners so I don’t have to cook when I get home from work.I’ll definitely post more about this topic soon!
Take some high quality vitamins!
Our bodies do not get everything we need from food. To fill in the missing nutrition gaps, we have to take supplements. If you really want to stay healthy on the go, pre-packaged pillow packs are your best option instead of a billion bottles! I take core minerals and vita-antioxidants as a foundation and then pair it with my own customized AM/PM pack (feel free to contact me about this if you’re interested). Let me tell you, I feel a difference if I miss a pack.
Please, I beg of you, do NOT buy vitamins from sites like Amazon or eBay. Since they are third party suppliers, you never know what it’s them. If you’re getting vitamins from places like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS or even GNC, just throw them away. You’re not getting your money’s worth. I’d rather you not take any vitamins and I say that with the utmost confidence.
Keep an extra set of fun workout clothes with you!
If you’re a student or entrepreneur jumping from class to class or meeting to meeting, keep an extra set of fun workout clothes, socks, towel and tennis shoes in a gym bag in the trunk of your car. Fun or bright workout clothes makes you want to get that sweat session in. I have found that you’ll have a higher chance to get a work out in if you already have your clothes with you. I call that the No Excuses Clause, haha! Keep your bags packed because you never know if your friends or fellow event attendees will ask you to a game of tennis or a round of weights at the gym!
Do your research!
If you’re a local to the area, find new fun workouts to do and call up your friends to do it with you because let’s face it, working out alone is boring. I like to use the MINDBODY Connect app to find new places to try out in my city. For travelers, to stay healthy on the go, make sure you call the hotel you’re staying at to see if there’s a gym if you love some gym time and what places they recommend for you to try out during your stay. If you’re like me, research the area you’ll be in to see if there’s a nearby park so you can take walk or run.
I hope these tips have helped you make your life a little easier. Life can get busy and most of the time, we tend to put our health last, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Remember, it’s important to stay healthy on the go, not just at home. You have only one place to live so take care of it so you can spend more time with your loved ones, do what you love to live a life you deserve!