Exactly How To Stay Healthy When You Travel
Sometimes you have to travel for work and sometimes you get to travel for vacation. Either way, arriving at your destination with the sniffles or coming home with the flu is hardly an ideal result. Travel exposes you to germs you probably wouldn’t encounter in your normal routine and that can mean everything from an inconvenient cold to a serious infection. I travel frequently for speaking engagements, so staying healthy on the road is something I have had to master. Here are some of my favorite travel-friendly wellness practices. They’ll help keep you in optimal health so your immune system can squash those bugs before they squash your vacation or your homecoming.
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10 Tips for Healthy Travel
1. Supplement with magnesium
I always travel with magnesium. The pressure in an airplane cabin can contribute to gas and constipation, and magnesium counteracts those uncomfortable effects. Try mixing magnesium powder with water and drinking it right before boarding. Magnesium also has a calming effect and promotes (1) better sleep, so it can help with jet lag, too.
2. Plan for healthier eating
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BY DR. WILL COLE
Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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