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My top healthy travel tips!


Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!

This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.

"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.  

If you know me (or if you’ve ever even met me), you know I am a huge fan of vacation (who isn’t?!). And I actually credit my holidays as one of the major players in my own personal health formula. 

Pleasure. Fun. Relaxation. Not only does it feel so good, but it's actually really good for you! Conde Nast’s Traveler magazine reported that taking just 2 vacations a year can cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50%!!

That's right — there is actual evidence that shows that taking an annual (or, ideally, bi-annual) vacation can truly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

And in a Framingham Heart Study, participants who took the fewest vacations turned out to be statistically most at risk to suffer a heart attack.

Family vacation in the Berkshires last month

So what are you waiting for?! Pack those bags now! (And hey, if you can't get away, a relaxing staycation totally counts — as long as you really relax!)

To help you along, here are some of my favorite tips for a healthy holiday:

Check out my favorite snacks to pack for a flight.

I don't live in a little health bubble when I go on vacation: I can promise you, a margarita or two is usually part of my vacation equation! But I also do my best to balance out the delicious indulgence with healthier choices, too. Check out my tips on how to eat healthy while on vacation.

Happy travels!


P.S. How do you stay healthy while traveling? I’d love to hear your ideas! Tell me about it on our FB page.