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Vacation Healthy

Summer is synonymous with vacation.  This is the time of year when many Americans start their travels.  Where will you go?  Do your travel choices follow destinations, family or friends?  

According to the U.S. Travel Association:

  • Top leisure travel activities for U.S. domestic travelers:
    • (1) visiting relatives;
    • (2) shopping;
    • (3) visiting friends;
    • (4) fine dining; and
    • (5) rural sightseeing.

For those who want to stay healthy during travel, there are a few tips and tricks I like to practice.  As you can see from above, visiting relatives is the number one top leisure travel activity for Americans.  This can be a tricky thing.  Relatives are not always on board with healthy lifestyle choices and the biggest issue I hear about is FOOD.

For my body and lifestyle I choose to eat low carb, high fat and moderate protein with most of my carbs coming from berries and a wide variety of vegetables.  This works for me, but doesn't always work when...

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Vacation To Rest, Recharge and Rejuvenate

How do you recharge?  If you are like most Americans you work hard, play hard and most of the time you have to schedule "me-time".  However, this is my birthday month and it's a big one (cough- fifty- gulp).  So I decided to try the whole vacation thing.

I wrote this as you see me in the picture above - relaxed in Mykonos, Greece at a garden taverna with sunshine dancing through the trees and birdsong all around.  

Now I am definitely not one to slow down.  Vacationing usually revolves around a business trip as if I have to justify it.  Alright full disclosure after vacation I AM teaching for two days in New Jersey and meeting with practitioners.  But that is a week away.  For now I am trying to remember why I don't do this more often.  

Americans tend to have the most unused vacation time in the world.  What is wrong with us?  I teach holistic health and in doing so I have found myself coming up short in living a holistically...

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