Six Ways to a Healthier You on-the-go

Jan 28, 2016 3:03:42 PM

Traveling for work or pleasure this year? Worried about getting sick while you are on the go? Then you need to read these helpful reminders to keep you healthy on-the-go.


It is never a good time to get sick, but it is especially difficult when you are travelling. Whether you are heading out for a weekend getaway or heading to Family Reunion soon, these six healthy practices can help keep you feeling your best.

1. Get your Zzz’s

Sleep is your most important priority. Lack of sleep deprives your immune system, resulting in a multitude of health consequences. Even though the excitement is high during Family Reunion, be sure to get plenty of rest. Need a little help? Melatonin is a great supplement to help you sleep.

2. Hydrate 

Be sure to drink plenty of water. Coffee, tea or soda may be your morning drink of choice, but don’t forget to have water with lunch and throughout the day. Staying hydrated is essential. Bring a portable water bottle with you so you always have fresh water.

3. Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands has been said to be the single easiest way to avoid getting sick. When you attend large events, you touch many surfaces and shake many hands.

Many travelers carry small bottles of hand gel. These are great as a backup, but they aren’t a replacement for soap and water. A best practice is to wash your hands under hot water for at least 30 seconds before and after every meal and each time you visit the restroom.

4. Eat for Your Mind as well as Your Body

When traveling, it’s OK to treat yourself to a little more than you normally would. It is also OK to try new foods. If you are going to indulge, instead of stressing about it, make a plan about it. You don’t have to avoid all temptations. However, the key is to splurge in moderation and eat well the rest of the time. Pack healthy snack foods to carry with you during the day. Locate the nearest healthy grocery store to your hotel and get your fruits and vegetables when you arrive. Not only will your waistline thank you, your mind will be more alert.

5. Get By With a Little Help

If you regularly take vitamin supplements, don’t forget to bring them with you. It’s also a good idea to bring an extra supplement, such as Emergen-C, to help keep your immunity strong. Immune-boosting supplements will give you that extra oomph you will need since you are in new surroundings and exposed to different germs and bacteria.

6. Keep Movin'

Take the stairs, go for a walk around the hotel or conference center where you are at, and make use of the gym if there is one. It’s a good habit to always pack your workout clothes and swimsuit.



KW Wellness will be on site during convention and is hosting several events including:


Sunrise Yoga

7:00-7:45 AM

Taught by Alex Garland, KWRI Wellness Program Manager


Get the Energy Advantage for the Week

7:30 – 8:45 AM

Taught by Nina Rowan Heller, MAPS Coach, Health Consultant and Trainer

Many agents do not have the right or enough energy to reach their goals. Come learn how to obtain and keep the energy advantage!


Stretch Break

11:00 AM & 3:00 PM, KW Wellness Booth

Taught by Alex Garland



Sunrise Yoga

7:00-7:45 AM

Taught by Alex Garland, KWRI Wellness Program Manager


The Energy Advantage – Physical Session (7:00-7:45 AM)

Taught by Nina Rowan Heller, MAPS Coach, Health Consultant and Trainer

Learn how to move your body, harness your energy and achieve your potential for optimal success. Part education and part movement, join us even if you didn’t pack activewear.


Stretch Break (11:00 AM & 3:00 PM)

Taught by Alex Garland in the KW Wellness Booth



The KW Wellness Walk (7:45 – 8:30 AM)

Get your daily steps in before the long day of travel begins by joining your KW family at the Wellness Walk. This indoor activity will take place immediately before the Inspirational Brunch. Participants will receive special, quick entry to brunch seating.

 Note: You must arrive promptly at 7:45 am to earn this privilege. Invite your peers to join you because saving seats will NOT be permitted.


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