Are your road warriors slowly falling off the map with illness? It could be a telltale sign that they’re not taking care of themselves when they’re away from home. They may be facing sleep deficiencies, jet lag, poor food choices, and a change in exercise routine. These lifestyle changes are a recipe for feeling under the weather. Once you’ve booked a trip using a corporate travel agency, share these healthy tips with your travelers.
It’s no secret that staying hydrated is key to mental clarity and overall health. However, on an airplane, the biggest nuisance is getting up to go the restroom. The benefit, though, is you standing up, stretching your legs, and getting your blood flowing. Carrying a water bottle with you (once you get through airport security) can help remind you to drink water. There are even convenient water bottle filling stations at water fountains throughout airports.
Avoid the Germ-Infested Areas
Some of the most commonly touched areas while traveling include escalator hand rails, train or bus handles and poles, and bathroom door handles. These surface areas are the perfect grounds for germs to live. If you must touch these areas for safety reasons, be sure to use a Wet-Nap® or hand sanitizer after. On a train or bus, hook your arm around the stabilizer, rather than using your hand. Open doors with a paper towel, even if it means throwing it away outside the bathroom.
Continue Your Exercise Routine
Whether you’re a regular gym rat or the occasional visitor, working out during travel can be tough. Travel is exhausting. If your schedule permits, try to wake up early to head down to the gym. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym or you forgot appropriate clothing, there are plenty of exercises you can do right in your hotel room without equipment or weights.
Eating healthy should be a top priority while traveling. Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean your food decisions (and health) should suffer. Most importantly, don’t skip breakfast. Hotels typically have complementary fruit and a pantry. It’s easy to just grab a bag of chips, but look in the pantry’s refrigerator. It’s likely that they have yogurt options and string cheese, which make a great snack or breakfast.
If you don’t want to spend extra money upon arrival, pack travel-friendly food and snacks ahead of time. Studies show that eating smaller portions and fewer calories more frequently, as opposed to larger portions three times a day, keeps your energy levels up. Grogginess can quickly creep up on you after chowing down in one sitting.
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