There’s no doubt that travel can be amazing, but it can also leave you feeling depleted when you aren’t prepared. If you’re getting ready for a trip, be sure to follow these tips for a healthful travel experience.
DON’T get stuck eating at the gas station.
When traveling, it’s easy to get stuck with low-quality food options if you don’t plan ahead. Choices can be limited when away from home, and recent research suggests that eating habits while traveling often lead to a diet higher in calories from sugar, fat, and salt while being short on fiber, protein, and other nutrients that contribute to your wellbeing (1).
You don’t have to settle for whatever is at the pump. Isagenix makes eating on the road easy and nutritious with convenient meal replacement options like Whole Blend IsaLean® Bars, snacks like Harvest Thins™, and energy-replenishing beverages like BĒA™ Sparkling Energy Drink. Travelers can stay on track on the road or after they’ve reached their destination with these easy-to-pack tasty choices.
DO your body a favor with stress-fighting adaptogens.
Adaptogens can help your body manage the impact of extra stress (2, 3). This will not only make your travels more enjoyable but also help you stay on track with your health goals.
Managing stress is important in more ways than you might guess for protecting your health. On the outside, added stress can make you look frazzled. But on the inside, elevated levels of stress hormones can harm your body over time (4-6).
Give your body a head start in stress management by stocking up on adaptogens before you leave. The blend of adaptogenic botanical ingredients found in e+™ and Ionix® Supreme can help your body adapt to the effects of stress.
DON’T let yourself get behind on sleep.
Changing time zones, taking red-eye flights, and sleeping in an unfamiliar bed can all contribute to low-quality sleep. Skimping on sleep might seem like a necessary sacrifice, but studies suggest that inadequate sleep can disrupt metabolism and lead to both short- and long-term health consequences (7).
To ensure you’re getting the recommended seven to nine hours per night, it’s smart to pack a melatonin-based supplement like Sleep Support & Renewal™. The blend of ingredients will help promote a more restful night’s sleep.
Using a melatonin supplement can help you manage jet lag by easing the adjustment when you cross time zones during travel (8). This addition to your travel gear can save you from exhaustion and help you enjoy your travels even more.
DO build up your immune system before, during, and after you travel.
There’s likely no worse time for your immune system to let you down than while you’re traveling. Long before you start packing your bags, give your immune system the support it needs to function at its best with Immune Shake Booster.
This blend of key ingredients includes Wellmune® beta-glucan and reishi, maitake, and poria mushrooms and works to support your immune system by priming and strengthening key immune cells for a more balanced response (8-12). The ingredients in Immune Shake Booster work best with consistent daily use.
To keep your immune system defenses on guard while you travel, pack Isamune® With Zinc. This convenient oral spray makes it easy to get a blend of ingredients that work together to aid your immune system’s fight against foreign invaders whenever you feel like you could use some extra support (13).
By keeping your body nourished and well-rested, your stress managed, and your immune system primed, you can travel with confidence and come home feeling refreshed and recharged.
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- Panossian AG. Adaptogens in mental and behavioral disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Mar;36(1):49-64. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2012.12.005. PMID: 23538076.
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- Dallman MF. Stress-induced obesity and the emotional nervous system. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2010;21(3):159-165. doi:10.1016/j.tem.2009.10.004
- Chaput JP, Tremblay A. Sleeping habits predict the magnitude of fat loss in adults exposed to moderate caloric restriction. Obes Facts. 2012;5(4):561-566. doi:10.1159/000342054
- Noyek S, Yaremchuk K, Rotenberg B. Does melatonin have a meaningful role as a sleep aid for jet lag recovery? Laryngoscope. 2016;126(8):1719-1720. doi:10.1002/lary.25689
- Talbott S and Talbott J. Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan decreases upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and improves psychological well-being in moderate to highly-stressed subjects. AgroFood Industry Hi-Tech. 2010 Jan/Feb; 21(1): 21-24.
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- Prasad AS, Beck FW, Bao B, et al. Zinc supplementation decreases incidence of infections in the elderly: effect of zinc on generation of cytokines and oxidative stress. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(3):837-844. doi:10.1093/ajcn/85.3.837