As I’ve been traveling so much (at the mo I’m in Kraków), it’s good timing to re-mention one of the topics of last month’s blog, called living with our eyes open ¹, in relation to the concept of staying healthy when it’s not always so easy – for example when we’re travelling, or there’s only fast-food on the menu.
What can we do to keep our choices consistent with our ideal lifestyle?
Here are my top picks:
- Wear layers to allow for peeling off or adding back clothing – which helps us to adjust to varied temperature settings and avoid overheating or getting too chilled;
- Taking daily pharmaceutical-grade probiotics – with a minimum of 25-50 billion active clinically-tested gut-healthy bacteria in each dose, which helps maintain our immune system (70-80% of our immune system is in out gut);
- Fill in the gaps for our cells – while nothing replaces healthy eating, micronutrients supply the antioxidants and core minerals that aren’t in the soil in the first place;
- Drink clean, filtered water – even more than the usual 1.5-2 litres daily is beneficial when we’re travelling, in aircon, eating salty or sweet food or stressed;
- Cut out or minimize sugar, salt and alcohol – this step, with fluid intake, can make the world of difference.
What do you find works for you, especially when you’re on the road? I’d love to hear the ways you keep on track daily and when you’re on the road.
¹ In “A Four Step Plan to Deliberate Living,” Kim Farbota writes, “at the beginning of Walden, Thoreau states that he went into the woods to live deliberately. He wanted to sculpt his life and mind purposefully in a space beyond the influence of his fellow men. People like Thoreau who see themselves as in control of their lives tend to experience greater success in both their careers and their relationships. They also tend to be considerably happier and harbor less regret. We can all take steps to live more deliberately and design our lives in ways that make us feel content and grateful.” We can do this, and we can start being intentional, with our eyes open.
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.