Governor at Large, Generation Next
Those of us who travel for a living commonly fall into the “travel trap cycle” – a pattern of sleeping, eating, meeting clients, and hitting the road again without much regard to healthy habits. No matter the frequency of your work travel, you may find value in incorporating healthy practices and habits into your routine – doing so can help improve your performance on the road, and preserve your mind and body for an enjoyable time back at home.
A year ago, I was suffering the effects of the travel trap cycle; I was far from healthy and quite overweight. I wasn’t working out or getting any type of movement or exercise. I would wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the first flight out, hop into my rental car, and then set off to see customers before crashing in the hotel. I was at the mercy of rich restaurant food each day and would visit with my customers after work for the social drink. This quickly took a toll on my body, and I knew something had to give. I give you a modest compilation of practices I’ve integrated, gained from qualified health professionals.