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Healthy Habit: Keep Healthy When Traveling For Business

Traveling for work doesn't mean you get to slack off on your health. Alexa Fishback, author of The Daily Fix, reminds us all that a workday is a workday no matter where you are. In fact, this is the last of her healthy habits, but Alexa will be sharing so much more, like a personalized nutrition plan for a year, for the lucky winner of our Get Fit For 2009 giveaway, which includes many other amazing goodies like a $1,000 gift card for Nike gear.

Here is what Alexa has to say about business travel:
The Daily Fix focuses on the eating and physical activity habits you practice five days in a row, during the week, rather than your behaviors on the weekend, and further, what you do 50 weeks of the year, not during the two weeks you are on vacation. So when in Rome, enjoy pizza without guilt! But . . . if and when you are traveling for work, during a typical workweek, and especially if you have a job that requires a ton of traveling, you need to make a pact to practice your typical, routine, healthy habits, even when you are away from your typical work surroundings. You have my sympathies — this may not always be easy — but it is important to get into the mindset that workdays are healthy days and weekends or vacation are to be enjoyed without guilt. Strategies included in The Daily Fix.


insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Oof, this is always tough. I just spent the week at a conference center out of town for training & ate the same salad for lunch and dinner five days in a row.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great advice!
kia kia 8 years
One of the major things I do is pack food while traveling and/or get to a market where I am staying ASAP for some good, quality food. If you have to eat travel food, order Kosher meals on planes ahead of time. The quality is usually better and not as processed as the standard meal.
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