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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.
Did you know that 80‐90% of overweight individuals have food sensitivities? Food sensitivities are becoming a new buzz word in alternative medicine, mainly because research is showing they can have a huge impact on overall health of not only overweight people, but anyone. There is often confusion about what food sensitivities are and how they differ from food allergies.
Our overall health is dependent on many things; many of them we think and know about – including getting enough sleep, feeding our bodies’ good food, making time for relaxation and not polluting our bodies with toxins and artificial chemicals.
However, one of the things that most people never think about as a major factor in our overall health are the trillions of microbes that live in our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. In fact, researchers have shown that these beneficial bacteria – often called probiotics, as well as a steady supply of nutrients to feed them – called prebiotics – are absolutely essential for our long term health and vitality.