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On the Road Again… Keeping Your
Health on Track While Traveling
Michelle Vicari
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Board Membe...
• Healthy Eating
• Exercise and Fitness
• Resources
Healthy Eating
• Pack Plan B: In your carry-on (or in the car) bring a
shaker bottle, travel protein packets, protein bar ...
• Scout out the area online before you travel for
healthy finds, a few Google searches before
arriving and you'll know all...
• Prioritize and make a plan.
Enjoying the food of a country or new
destination is an important part of
experiencing the c...
If eating gelato by the Trevi Fountain in Rome
or beignets at Café Du Monde in New Orleans
is a dream, experience it.
• Visit a farmers market - nowhere will you get
more “local” and enough samples = free
lunch.
• Drink no calorie beverages...
• When traveling in a foreign country learn
phrases (or download Google Translate App)
for any special dietary needs or al...
Exercise and Fitness
• Walk around the gates before a flight instead of sitting in
those uncomfortable chairs, think of ho...
• Do plenty of sightseeing by foot once you
arrive! Walking (or running) is a great way to
sightsee and get your workout i...
• Many hotels now have maps that will show
you the best running or walking paths. Ask at
the concierge desk. Apps for near...
Resources
Web:
• Healthy Dining Finder http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/
• DietFacts http://www.dietfacts.com/fastfood.a...
Michelle "Shelly" Vicari
theworldaccordingtoeggface@gmail.com
www.theworldaccordingtoeggface.com
www.facebook.com/TheWorld...
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YWM2015 On the road again keeping your health on track while traveling

  1. 1. On the Road Again… Keeping Your Health on Track While Traveling Michelle Vicari Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Board Member Your Weight Matters National Convention, Chair
  2. 2. • Healthy Eating • Exercise and Fitness • Resources
  3. 3. Healthy Eating • Pack Plan B: In your carry-on (or in the car) bring a shaker bottle, travel protein packets, protein bar in eyeglass case, almonds, tuna packets, jerky, that way sure of a "meal" if nothing healthy is available.
  4. 4. • Scout out the area online before you travel for healthy finds, a few Google searches before arriving and you'll know all of the best local healthy spots before hunger hits. • When possible look up menus online and make choices without the pressure of everyone waiting for you to order.
  5. 5. • Prioritize and make a plan. Enjoying the food of a country or new destination is an important part of experiencing the culture. Ask yourself what is a MUST eat, then work it into your plan for the day.
  6. 6. If eating gelato by the Trevi Fountain in Rome or beignets at Café Du Monde in New Orleans is a dream, experience it.
  7. 7. • Visit a farmers market - nowhere will you get more “local” and enough samples = free lunch. • Drink no calorie beverages (water w/lemon or lime, unsweetened tea, hot tea, bring drink sticks) don't waste calories. • Avoid alcohol. Each alcoholic drink can tack on about 150 to upwards of 450 for a fluffy umbrella drink. Plus tipsy = poor food choices.
  8. 8. • When traveling in a foreign country learn phrases (or download Google Translate App) for any special dietary needs or allergies: – "Does this have sugar?" "No sugar please" "Does this food contain milk or milk products?“ • Bring your vitamins and medications. • Wear a medical alert bracelet if needed. • Consider buying travel health insurance.
  9. 9. Exercise and Fitness • Walk around the gates before a flight instead of sitting in those uncomfortable chairs, think of how many people sit in them (petri dish) and you'll be sitting for the whole flight. • Avoid DVT - when you travel for more than 4 hours, avoid tight clothing, get up and walk around at least every couple of hours. If you have to stay in your seat, stretch and move your legs. Try clenching and releasing your calves and thighs, or lifting and lowering your heels with your toes on the floor. Drink plenty of water.
  10. 10. • Do plenty of sightseeing by foot once you arrive! Walking (or running) is a great way to sightsee and get your workout in. • Wear a pedometer (or use app on phone) and aim for a # each day. If traveling with family have a competition, most steps gets shotgun on the way home or pick of the next family movie night.
  11. 11. • Many hotels now have maps that will show you the best running or walking paths. Ask at the concierge desk. Apps for nearby hikes, walks. • Choose a fitness friendly hotel - hotels with a fitness center, pool, some even have classes. • Bring easy to pack exercise bands. • Apps (or YouTube videos) for exercises with no equipment.
  12. 12. Resources Web: • Healthy Dining Finder http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/ • DietFacts http://www.dietfacts.com/fastfood.asp • Find a Farmer’s Market http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/ • Fitness Blender (workouts) https://www.fitnessblender.com/ Apps: • Food Tripping (road trip healthy food finds) • Calorie King (many restaurant menus listed) • Gate Guru (airport food) • Google Translate • Sworkit (workout app) • AllTrails, Map My Walk.
  13. 13. Michelle "Shelly" Vicari theworldaccordingtoeggface@gmail.com www.theworldaccordingtoeggface.com www.facebook.com/TheWorldAccordingtoEggface www.twitter.com/eggface www.pinterest.com/eggface www.instagram.com/TheWorldAccordingtoEggface

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