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Road Trip Tips: How to Eat Healthy Stay Fit and Avoid Sickness

Staying Healthy on the Road

 You can find out an experienced business traveler from someone new to the experience. It is easy for a new person in business travel to participate in excesses on the road. As a business traveler, you are an adult and your company trusts you to act in a business manner during your stay at representing the company. But it's easy to let the idea of calculating expenses and free time in a distant city get your best and let yourself go while traveling.

These types of excesses are the types of behavior that you will see an experienced business traveler avoid. If you're embarking on a long business trip that probably lasts for several weeks and crosses many cities, the route itself can negatively affect your health and well-being. Disrupting your normal lifestyles, hard work and stress caused by making connections and moving from one city to another can lead to levels of fatigue that can negatively affect and even lead to illness on the road. And there is no more unpleasant experience than being sick while traveling to work and you still have to do your homework despite your poor health.

That is why observing some strict rules for living well on the road will pay off over the course of the life of the trip and make the rigors of travel less dangerous. A lot of discipline in work travel simply involves introducing a daily routine into your life that includes some healthy activities so you can keep your physical, mental, and emotional state in good shape and ready to work every day. Some simple and effective rules to live by to have a healthy business travel experience include...

* Sleep routine. A good night's sleep is something we take for granted. To reach a state of rest requires more than just a bed and an alarm clock. You have a routine at home that you use to move towards comfort. Adapt those to life on the road and allow yourself that hour before bedtime to get ready to rest as well as enough time to rest as well as sleep. Both are essential for good health.

* Exercise regularly. Most hotels have an exercise room or pool that you can use to get some movement in your muscles. Sitting in airplanes or conference rooms can cramp your muscles and prevent you from maintaining good flexibility. Even if it's nothing more than walking after dinner or doing some simple exercise at night at the hotel, give your body some movement until those muscles stretch and get some fresh oxygen in your blood.

* Time does not work. For your mental health, take some time just for you. If you're in a city with some fun things to see, stay away from the business side of business travel and go to the zoo, museum, or see an attraction to give your mind a break from the stress of work. It takes a few hours a night to relax in the hotel, read a book or watch your favorite TV show. You need this mental downtime to recover and process everything that happens during your trip.

* Good foods. Do not give in to the temptation to eat junk food. Look for restaurants that will serve you good meals. Be sure to eat fruits, dairy products, vegetables, breads and good healthy proteins every day.

* Do not drink. Alcohol, while fun, is a great drain on your body's resources. The time you drink and recover makes demands on your body that take away your stamina and ability to stay healthy every day. So avoid alcohol other than a glass of wine at night. You will survive the trip much better if you are keen to consume alcohol.

Some of these ideas seem ridiculously simple. But if you've ever done any business travel, you know that sometimes a simple requirement for a healthy diet and some time for yourself to exercise and rest can be out of reach in a busy work schedule. But if you make it your priority to live as well on the road as you do at home, you'll come home ready to deal with home problems without having that long time to recover from the trip.