The first few months of the year are often the busiest for working professionals. Strategy meetings, business trips, and other demands can keep professionals working into the wee hours of the evening. But how do you maintain your health during such a stressful and busy time of year?
Here, Dr. Kara shares three ways to maintain your health on your next business trip or during your busy work schedule.
During business trips, often the first thing to go is an individual’s sleep schedule. Layovers, time zones, or just the demands of work can keep people up for hours on end. This lack of sleep compromises the immune system’s ability to fight germs and keep the body healthy. It may be difficult, but sleep is perhaps the most important item to the traveling businessman or woman.
If you find yourself missing out on sleep, try adding a natural supplement, like KaraMD’s Sleep Guard, to your nightly routine. The natural herbs, including valerian, passionflower, and chamomile will help induce sleep, allowing you to catch up on much-needed rest and prepare your body and mind for the day ahead.
Maintain a healthy diet
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s all too easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits on work trips. People who often travel for business have more challenges maintaining a healthy lifestyle than those who don’t, according to Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Business meetings turn into lunch meetings and healthy meals at home are easily replaced for late-night pizzas or burgers. Pack healthy, non-perishable snacks for your next business trip, like granola bars, nuts, dehydrated fruit, roasted seeds, and trail mix. You should also consider adding supplements to your diet, like KaraMD’s UltraBeets or Lectin Guard, to help mitigate your eating routine during business trips.
Exercise is another important factor when traveling for business or working through the busy season. Many people mistake exercise as rigorous routines at the gym or running marathons; exercise doesn’t have to be that intense! A simple 30-minute walk around the block, brisk jog, or a 20-minute yoga routine at home can all have profound impacts on not just your body’s health, but your brain’s capacity to absorb and retain information. Brief spurts of exercise can even improve mental clarity and focus. Pair this activity with a serving of KaraMD’s Focus 365 supplement which works to promote focus, energy, and even mental accuracy.
During your next business trip, try out any (or all!) of these recommendations. Let us know what works best for you or share your own tips and tricks with us by heading to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #HowIKaraMD. We can’t wait to hear the methods you use to take care of your physical and mental health while traveling.