Why hello again.
I’m here to talk about a few more Healthy Business Travel Tips for all you summer travelers out there.
Just a couple days ago I showed you some mini moves that can be done in transit (car, plane, train, walking) to help keep you from getting too stiff and get the blood moving a bit. I’m sure you’ve tried them all already, yes? Ha.
Today as part of the #HealthyBizTravel series with National Car Rental we get to take it a step further by talking about snacks and the importance of being safe and healthy while traveling.
Snacks first (obviously).
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been stuck during a long day of traveling finding myself tired and starving. That is never a good situation. Especially when you’re not sure what kind of snack options, if any, will be available. The last thing you want is to be caught in transit without anything to help keep you going.
If I can give you one huge piece of advice it’s this:
always be prepared.
I’ve learned the hard way and now there are a few things I always have in either my bag or purse in case of emergencies. You never know what might come up when traveling and you want to be prepared in any situation.
You want to have snacks that transport well and don’t take up too much room. In addition you want something that has a good combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Grabbing a carbohydrate loaded bagel and/or sugary caffeinated coffee drink to get you by or for a quick energy fix is definitely not the best choice. Be mindful of your choices so you can be your best while on the road.
Generally, I look for things with the least amount of ingredients as possible that still have a good combination of the key ingredients (protein, carbs, fat) to curb my hunger and give me some energy for the long haul.
-fresh fruit and/or vegetables
-individual packs of nuts or seeds
-protein or snack bars without added sugar
-jerky (beef, turkey, buffalo)
-hard boiled eggs
-instant coffee packs and/or tea packets
Here are some of my favorite healthy go-to snacks.
Larabars, apples, baby carrots, almonds, chia shots, hard boiled eggs, Quest Bars and instant coffee packs.
Obviously some travel better than others and some need a little more preparation, but there have been many times when I’ve been on the go and needed something so have been so thankful to find one of these in my bag.
Okay and now just really quick I need to stress how important it is to stay safe and healthy while traveling. Here are just a few tips that I’ve learned along the way in traveling for races when I need to be ready and at my best when I get to the starting line after a day or so of traveling.
Well, that’s it friends. Come join in the conversation on healthy traveling with National Car Rental and use #HealthyBizTravel on twitter.
Stay safe, snack healthy and travel like a pro.