By Dimity McDowell, Experience Life
I don’t care what that old cliché says. Ask anyone who travels on a regular basis and they’ll tell you: Getting there is most definitely not half the fun. At least not if you’re a health-conscious person. Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, can wreak havoc on everything from your meticulous workout routine to your measured-down-to-the-last-carb eating plan. The result is a potential double whammy. Not only do you feel less than your best self while on your trip, you may also find that, upon returning, you’ve lost the motivation and momentum to return to your healthy habits.
While keeping in shape and eating well on the road can be challenging, it’s far from impossible. Particularly if you’ve been more or less on the straight and narrow while at home. “If you’re already exercising, eating right and sleeping decently, you’ll have a solid foundation to stay healthy and deal with the stress you confront when traveling,” says Alisa Cohn, an executive coach in Brookline, Mass. So before you add another mile to your frequent-flier tally, heed the following healthy-travel tips, which take you from pre-takeoff to post-touchdown and everything in between.
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