10 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

By: Rebecca Meyerson, MS (Certified Nutritionist)

1)  Double up on your probiotics.  It is important to switch your probiotics monthly, as your body gets used to certain strands of probiotics.  Suggested brands: Garden of Life (90 billion), Klaire Labs, Zana Juices, and Health Force.

2) Travel with healthy snacks.  It is important to always throw a bag of raw nuts or healthy protein bars in your bag so that when you are in airport or at a holiday party you have something healthy to fall back on.

3) Consume raw garlic either naturally or in capsules.  It is known for its antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial properties.  Garlic can also repel mosquitoes. Avoid bug sprays with deed in it.   

4) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  It is not a myth that we need half of our body weight in ounces of water/day.  It will help with nausea and muscle cramping on the airplane, as well as over eating.

5) Airports, airplanes are filled with bacteria.  Invest in a hand sanitizer, either Silverbiotics( colloidal silver) or Thieves by Young Living.  The regular brand hand sanitizers contain carcinogenic chemicals.

6) Sleep is  necessary for your body to repair itself.  Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per day for optimal immunity.  With difficulty sleeping melatonin or 5 HTP have known to be of great assistance.

7) Always fill up on healthy fats and proteins before attending a holiday party, or while you are at the airport.  We tend to over eat when our body does not have enough protein.  

8) Exercise causes a boost to the immune system, as well as flushing out your lungs of antibodies in your body.  Find a gym while you are traveling or even do a fitness tape in your hotel room.

9) Your body undergoes stress when rushing through the airport, sitting in traffic or just the lines when holiday shopping. It is important to manage it through massage, meditation or any other activities that will lower your cortisol levels.

10) Boost your immune system with Glutathione, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Oil of Oregano.  Also activated charcoal and digestive enzymes are important to take while traveling.  

Rebecca Meyerson, MS is a certified nutritionist at ProClinix Sports Physical Therapy & Chiropractic, practicing in both their Armonk location (within Equinox) and their Ardsley location (within House of Sports). She can be reached at 914-202-0700. 

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