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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Joseph @ Green Global Travel says
Thanks for the tips! It’s tough sometimes to focus on health when you’re caught up in the excitement of travel. Adopting some sort of routine sounds like a good idea!