Health Tips That are Good On the Go
By Genevieve Cunningham
It’s a busy time of year. We’re all shopping, traveling, spending time with loved ones, and still working and taking care of our homes and families. There is a lot going on! Perhaps it’s the combination of these things that makes this one of the unhealthiest times of year. When we’re always on the move, it’s tough to stay healthy. To make it through the season unscathed, or at least with minimal damage, take a look at these great health tips that work for those on the go.
Always Carry Water
When you’re constantly moving, thirst is inevitable. Even if you’re just driving in the car, it’s normal to crave a little something to drink … to satiate our taste buds as well as pass the time. If you’re not prepared this might mean tons of calories spent on wasteless drinks. You’ll pack your body full of sugar, caffeine, and probably carbonated water, but you won’t get any good from the product. Instead, pack a water bottle that goes with you everywhere. If you need flavor, add fruit or lemon juice or even a flavored packet. This will help you save money, possibly lose weight, and keep you from overindulging on the meaningless calories while you’re on the go.
Practice Deep Breathing
Being gone isn’t only hard on the body … it’s also hard on the mind. In order to ease your mental stress, and subsequently your physical stress as well, learn some deep breathing techniques and use them regularly. These techniques can be learned through yoga, how-to videos online, or with the help of a fitness professional. This step can manage your stress, strengthen your abdominal muscles, and leave you feeling more balanced and complete in your health.
Stock Up on Easy Healthy Snacks
We tend to eat unhealthy snacks because they’re easy. Chips and candy bars and similar items are literally grab and go. If you need to stay healthy, just turn your unhealthy snacks into healthy ones. Fill a small baggie with nuts and leave them in the cabinet. Keep fresh fruit in the house so you can grab an apple or banana on the way out. This can keep you from reaching for the high calorie, high sugar options, and instead, you’ll be able to eat healthy with very little effort.
Since we’re just ramping up the season, you probably have plenty of the busy season ahead. You’ll be constantly moving and traveling, but that doesn’t mean a death sentence for your health. Use these tips to protect your health when you’re on the go, and you’ll be more successful at keeping your health in tip-top shape year round.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.