Valerie Orsoni is a health, wellness and fitness coach, author, and founder of LeBootCamp, the fastest growing online healthy living platform which offers online coaching programs in weight loss, mom & baby, and anti-cholesterol. I am very pleased that she agreed to do a Q&A with Family Focus Blog and share some of her healthy living tips!
Q & A With Valerie Orsoni On Healthy Living Tips To Practice While Traveling
What do you pack for traveling to help you maintain healthy living even while on the go?
I always bring 3 lemons (for the days when I don’t find them easily for my morning freshly-squeezed lemon).
I always bring roasted buckwheat and make my own sobacha tea in my room (more and more hotel offer kettles).
I always bring Joint Emergen-C (3 packets a day) to take care of my joints while getting enough vitamin C to fend off nasty bacteria and germs.
What are some tips that you suggest for getting exercise in while you are on the go?
Bring a magic circle with you as it takes almost no space and allows you to stay in shape in 8 min per day! This way you can exercise in the comfort of your room (adductors/abductors/abs, arms and back).
Always bring a pair of sneakers + a comfortable outfit to go for morning or evening walks and walk at least 12,000 steps a day.
Check out with the hotel (some chains offer that) for their in-room gym equipment: yoga mats, blocks, free weights, etc….
Start every morning with my 5-min wake up yoga routine which helps wake up the body to a new day.
How do you manage to eat healthy while traveling?
I don’t believe in deprivation, though when I am traveling I do try to stick to a bit more of a routine – especially when I have TV shows/interviews to make sure I will keep my body in a healthy state and look my best on the set. For those busy travel times I try to avoid gluten, dairy, yeast, meat. I gorge on fresh low sugar fruits, veggies, seafood and fish. And I enjoy a small handful of Brazil nuts (I carry them in my suitcase) every day. I also bring my own tea in a small snack-size Ziplock bag. That doesn’t mean that I don’t still enjoy a nice meal and maybe a favorite treat with dinner after a long day of shooting. But traveling can reduce immunity so I do try to be a bit more mindful.
Travel can be stressful. How do suggest keeping the stress at bay?
I always start my day with my yoga routine. If I have more time I extend it to 30 min and include some easy meditation and visualization techniques. If I am terribly tired on a business trip I only keep my pure business dinners and lunches and cancel all friends’ meetings to make sure I get enough sleep.
Sleep helps keep stress at bay so I take a melatonin supplement every night (10 mg).
And I always schedule a facial for when I arrive in Europe after a long flight from San Francisco. This allows me to replenish the moisture stores in my skin. I often fall asleep during this treatment. I am then ready to have my first meetings, relaxed.
Do you have any other tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you travel?
I always bring a Neti pot with the appropriate salt packets and religiously cleanse my sinuses as soon as I land after a flight and every single morning and night during my trip. This has proven to be highly effective in keeping germs and bacteria at bay.
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