Corporate wellness insights

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Posted by Matthew Benton on 05.09.2017

healthy eatingOur business is national, and that means WCS employees are always on the go. Sales presentations, client meetings, on-site biometric screening events—there’s rarely a time when someone isn’t traveling.

When our health coaches work with employees who are on the road a lot, healthy eating often comes up. Making healthy food choices when you’re rushing from one city to another isn’t always easy.

Business Insider recently spoke to a registered dietitian (Karen Ansel) about healthy travel, and she offered a few tips. Check out the full article for all the details, but here a few tidbits:

  • Bring your own breakfast. Ansel recommends packing a box of your favorite healthy cereal (or just a few zip-lock bags full) so you can steer clear of the hotel’s breakfast options.
  • Bring your own snacks. If you have a few baggies full of nuts or other healthy snacks, you’ll be less tempted to stop by the frozen yogurt place at the airport and ask for eight different toppings. (Not that I’ve ever done that.)
  • Make smart dinner choices. Keep it simple and watch your portion sizes.

People often ask how wellness programs reach people who work in the field, and this is a great example. Wellness isn’t just relevant for this population—it’s essential!

Make sure you work with a wellness vendor who customizes programming for all your employees, not just those behind a desk.

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