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“I drink 64 ounces (or 3 quarts, or 2 gallons) of water a day – there is no way that I’m dehydrated!”
We hear statements like this a lot. And, while compared to most people you meet, you may drink way more water than they do, chances are you are still dehydrated. (We’ve tested thousands of people for hydration status and it turns out that only about 1% of people tested are properly hydrated.) (more…)
Many people know that yoga has numerous health benefits. However, most people do not know that there are simple and easy yoga poses that can actually help improve digestion.
The overall point of yoga is to find a conscious balance in our lives and make everything we do sacred. Outside of the actual practice of yoga poses, this means to try and have meals in comfortable environments and to use food for its intended purpose: as fuel for the fire of our physical and spiritual transformation.
“Eat less, exercise more” we are told. This has been the accepted weight loss formula for as long as anyone can remember. And it doesn’t work. Only 2‐3% of dieters maintain weight loss for over three years. This system ‐ of having people track calories, keep track of points and/or eat pre‐packaged, pre‐made or processed meals ‐ does nothing to help people lose weight and only compounds the confusion.
Nothing can get a person out of their routine like travel. Whether it be for work, play or somewhere in-between, travel disrupts our normal schedule, which can make exercise and eating well a little more complicated.
Luckily, you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to exercise while traveling. In fact, everything you need is likely available to you wherever you are; you just have to be a bit more creative.
Exercises You Can Do While Traveling
When you are on the road, think about doing exercises that hit the big muscle groups in opposing directions – meaning you want to do pushing and pulling exercises for each of the main muscle groups in the upper and lower body.
This may look like doing push-ups and bent over rows for the upper body along with squats and/or lunges and reverse leg curls for the lower body along with core exercises. These exercises can be done almost anywhere while traveling and are a great way to stay in shape and reduce stress while you are away from home.
To make sure you have proper form and technique while doing these exercises, check out this series of videos:
They provide some great instruction on how to do the exercises listed above, and provide a progression you can follow as you get stronger.
You Don’t Have To Give Up Exercise While Traveling
Yes, traveling will disrupt your normal routine (unless your routine is traveling); however, this doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise and/or stay in shape while you are on the road. Use this series of exercise videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjO49h_5LZ70eFSAHPrtqkHwWRMMMa8le to help you keep active and fit while traveling and enjoy your time away from home.