Tips on how to handle exercise and healthy eating when you travel?

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Do you find yourself scrambling to try and stay committed to your workouts and healthy eating when you travel? I want offer you a few tips that have helped me to stay on track.

My Traveling tips:

1. My best tip is to plan ahead. Find out if the hotel or place you will be staying at has an on sight gym facility or a park nearby.

2. I always travel with a set of resistance bands and a jump rope, and put together specific calisthenic (body weight) workouts prior to my trip. This will take the guess work out of what your going to do.

3. Plan ahead and get a good “food stash” together. I find this to be essential in not splurging. I know that every town and city has different food options, so I plan ahead and do a little research and see if there are any heathy options. I look for Organic juice bars, Organic vegan and gluten free restaurants etc. I also always travel with a few key
items to keep me from splurging. Dates are some of my favorites and store away easily. Some other great options are Super food powders, alkaline superfood bars and I always have some soaked nuts and seeds with me. This does the trick!

4. If I go out to eat at a normal restaurant, I look for a place that has a salad bar and gluten free options. I stay away from eating at places that I know might tempt me to get off track, like pizza places and italian restaurants. If you find yourself getting off track, don’t feel shameful or guilty, work on being conscious of what youre eating and just be mindful. Food today is very addicting and we always don’t realize what we are doing and eating until we are finished and then feel guilty. By being conscious and staying mindful, you make the connection of what you are eating and over time you can begin to make better choices. Do the very best you can!

Here are 2 sample workouts that I use when I travel:

Workout 1:

Do as many rounds through these exercises as possible in 30 minutes.

* Warm up for 10 minutes

5x pullups

10x push ups

15x Air squats or use the resistance bands for more resistance

Workout 2:

Do 3 rounds of  these exercises

Warm up for 10 minutes

Run 400 meters

20x pull ups or rows with the resistance bands

20x push ups

20x burpees

20x squats

20x walking lunges

Thank you for taking time to read my blog. I hope you found some or all of the information here to be helpful.

For more tips and tricks on the Healthy Lifestyle, please check out my YouTube blog @ http://youtu.be/gXtbbilif0Y
Or plug in Ian Myers IMWellness

Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors of Consumer Guide (R), Publications International, Ltd., the author nor publisher take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.Before engaging in any complementary medical technique, including the use of natural or herbal remedies, you should be aware that many of these techniques have not been evaluated in scientific studies. Use of these remedies in connection with over the counter or prescription medications can cause severe adverse reactions. Often, only limited information is available about their safety and effectiveness. Each state and each discipline has its own rules about whether practitioners are required to be professionally licensed. If you plan to visit a practitioner, it is recommended that you choose one who is licensed by a recognized national organization and who abides by the organization’s standards. It is always best to speak with your primary health care provider before starting any new therapeutic technique.

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