We've teamed up with ALOHA again to bring you our top tips for staying healthy, nourished and energized while traveling because, who doesn't love a good adventure? Whether you're going abroad or bouncing around the country for work or even just enjoying a mini stay-cation, it is so easy to fall into a vicious cycle of gas station snacks, airport concessions and decadent meals which ultimately leave you feeling heavy, sluggish and tired. Here are a few tips on how to nourish your mind and body while traveling, especially if you don't have access to your Voeden Meal Plans and a stocked pantry. Click here to get the rest of our tips and read the full article for ALOHA.
1. Have Realistic Expectations. There is nothing wrong with indulging a little bit, or taking a day or two off from the gym but save yourself from feeling completely defeated when you're traveling, by having realistic expectations. The second you feel defeated is the exact second you'll give up on trying. Just because you're in a new city, it doesn't mean that your routines have to change. Before you leave take some time to do research to discover healthy eateries and yoga studios or gyms that have gotten good reviews. There are tons of "Healthy City Guides" out there, all you have to do is Google.
2. Eat More Veggies. Learning how to navigate restaurants when you travel, can make or break your trip. If you're anything like us, eating out is one of the most exciting parts of exploring new cities, but over indulging can do more harm than good. Getting to fully experience the tastes of a new city is a high unlike any other and we suggest being smart about the way in which you eat your meals.
- Be mindful of your eating order: Start with a small salad and eat your vegetable side first, then eat the protein portion of the dish and finish with carbs (if you're still hungry)
- Don't chug water right before eating, contrary to popular belief this does more harm than good, and makes it more difficult for your body to digest the foods your eating by making the stomach work harder. Instead try to avoid water consumption 20-30 min. before each meal.
- If you get something that is a little indulgent, immediately put half of your meal into a to-go box and set it aside.
- Bring a few packets of ALOHA Daily Good Greens with you, it's such a travel friendly way to keep you hydrated while still getting the daily nutrients you need, plus it fits in your pocket.
- Remember to slow down, it takes our brains 20 minutes to recognize that we're full.
3. Probiotics. Do you experience a shy digestive system while traveling? Probiotics are imperative to having a healthy digestive system and help always grab a handy bottle of kombucha to aid with digestion, especially when our eat/sleep cycles get thrown off track. Probiotics help promote the growth of good flora in the intestinal track That combined with a fiber rich diet of vegetables, will keep your system moving.
3. Wake Up Happy. What do you do when you first wake up? The first 5 minutes of your day set the tone for the next 16 hrs. of your life so make them count. Take some time to sit up in bed and just breathe. Then set an intention, who do you want to be? What do you want to accomplish? How will you love your self and those around you? After you ask yourself those quick questions and do some light soul searching, toss in some simple asanas to wake up your body. If you're the type of person that rolls over in their bed and immediately reaches for your phone... PUT IT DOWN! Set your true north before you jump into the crazy of the day!
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