ON-THE-GO WELLNESS TIPS
After being diagnosed you go through the stages in one way or another: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. And in that magical moment when you reach Acceptance, you make a conscious decision to #livebetter. For many, that could mean clean eating, self-care, and finding routines that lend to an overall healthier style of living. But once you feel inspired to travel again, fear and anxiety can creep in. ‘Will I fall off my diet?’ ‘Can I stay motivated to workout without my favorite instructor around?’ ‘What if I forget something?!’ Not to worry - we have you covered! Here are 5 simple and effective #InKindTips for maintaining a healthy mind and body when you are away from the comforts of home.
Tips for Practicing Wellness Anywhere You Go:
Take A Daily Walk, Jog, Hike, or Stroll: Set aside a small amount of “me time” every day. Go at your own pace and have peace of mind in knowing that you are exercising. Let your thoughts run free and listen to your body.
Remember to Drink Water: Bring your own water bottle (Melissa’s favorite is her Swell!) and keep hydrated to avoid letting the immune system fall weak while on the go. If you’re a tea drinker, pack your favorites to-go and choose a bottle that carries both hot and cold water.
Fuel Up with Plant Based Snacks: When in doubt, go plant-based. Your energy level will thank you later. Pack plenty of nuts for travel days. If you have a nut allergy try dried chickpeas. When you arrive, look for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy plant oils on the menu while eating out.
Pack A Massage Stick and Stretch Band: Sitting in a car, train, or plane can make those joints ache and the body feel fatigued. A travel-size massage stick and resistance bands occupy minimal packing space and have a variety of uses. Ask your doctor, physical therapist or fitness instructor which types of exercise are safe under your circumstances.
Pack Baby Wipes: Antibacterial wipes (try these) are a must-have on planes, trains, and in public spaces. They also come in handy for cooling your skin or in-between bathing on travel days.
* Bonus Tip: Assign a caretaker to be on-call incase you forget something. Leave behind $20 cash and a key to your home just incase you forget something that needs to be overnighted.