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On the Road Again – Healthy Travel Tips

Do you have travel plans this summer?

Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, or maybe even out of the country, your usual eating and sleeping routines are disrupted making you and your family vulnerable to a variety of travel-related problems. Motion sickness, diarrhea, constipation and infections can all be caused by the change in diet, water and air in a new environment.  Some thoughtful planning and smart packing can help keep your trip happy and healthy.

Here are some ways to keep your health and longevity intact on your journey:

Flexibility

Flexibility is key to stress-free travel.  Keep in mind that travel is often unpredictable, and adopting an attitude of flexibility can help overcome the stress.  Just remember everything that happens – bad or good – is part of the adventure.  Take a few deep breaths, put the problem in perspective and you’ll be able to face the next step.

Give Yourself a Breather!

A 15-minute nap or meditation can reinvigorate you.  Try this daoin massage to hit the reset button on your energy: take one of your heels and rub it against the sole of your other foot until you feel heat in the massaged foot, then reverse the feet and repeat with your other heel.  This will stimulate blood flow into the lower extremities, and it also activates an important acupuncture point for energy and vitality.  This massage is especially great for long plane or car rides!

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol which dehydrate you.

Eat Healthy Snacks

Bring along a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruits to energize you and curb your hunger.

This is a quick and easy recipe that tastes great and will give you a healthy energy boost for those long travel days.

Trail Mix

Almonds
Pecans
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Unsweetened Carob Chips
Unsweetened Shaved Coconut

You decide the amounts of each ingredient but I use
1/4 cup of each ingredient.

Mix all together, toss in a travel-safe container.

Avoid the Ailments of Travel

Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than the common ailments associated with travel.  Combat motion sickness and digestive distress with Nature’s Sunshine Ginger capsules.  If you know you’re prone to motion sickness, begin the Ginger capsules a couple of days before your trip and continue throughout your travels.

Food Enzymes taken with meals help to digest food and promote proper elimination. LBS II is especially helpful for constipation and no traveler should be without it if you are prone to that problem when away from home!

Activated Charcoal is a must to have in your bag for diarrhea, food poisoning and intestinal gas.

When traveling out of the country, take Black Walnut ATC with meals to combat any parasite issues.  This taken with Enzymes (either Food Enzymes or Proactazyme) at every meal will help you avoid stomach upset.

Now just a tiny bottle of Tea Tree Oil, an antiseptic, for any wounds and you’re prepared to leave on a health-filled vacation.

To learn more and to  purchase any of the Nature’s Sunshine supplements mentioned click here.

Happy and safe travels!!

Paige

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June 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm 7 comments


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