- Eat the Healthiest Option Available– When travelling for work, fast food and truck stops will likely be your only options. Does this mean you should completely refrain from eating? Absolutely not. All you need to do is order the healthiest food option available on the menu. For instance, let’s say you stop at McDonald’s for lunch and see a nice and tasty Big Mac available; don’t eat that. Instead, grab a chicken burger and salad; this way you are getting a significant of protein and healthy nutrients from your meal.
- Walk/Stretch– If you have the opportunity during lunch or break, walk around for a good 5-10 minutes. As humans, we need to exercise on a regular basis to ensure that we stay healthy and fit. You may not have time to hit the gym three days a week, but if you feel that you cannot take 5-10 minutes out of your day for a little exercise, then maybe you shouldn’t have time to read this article either. Walking/stretching will make your muscles feel relaxed, and give you a feeling of refreshment both physically and mentally.
- Stay Hydrated– Whether you travel on the road for long periods of time, or work very long hours; bring a pack of water bottles with you everyday. You may feel the need to use the restroom more often but in fact, this is way better for your health. According to Joe Leech at Healthline (2017) “by drinking half a liter of water, your metabolism can increase by 24-30% for 1.5 hours.” This will allow you to lose weight at a much faster pace, and your digestive system will break down foods and absorb nutrients much faster; while the kidneys work to remove harmful toxins. Water can also help to increase energy levels throughout the day, and improve brain function so that you do not feel fatigued.
* You can find the original sources of this information at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/16-tips-to-stay-healthy-while-traveling_b and