Energize Your Travel Plans
I do a lot of traveling. Planes, trains and automobiles isn’t just a film I’ve watched, it’s my way of life. As the host of Wellness 101, and the director of my newly released film “WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer,” I’m on the road constantly, either filming, promoting or scouting stories (along with the constant need to raise funds to pay for all this work!). It’s a high-stress lifestyle, so I have to make sure I’m on top of my game to turn that stress into useable energy and not let it zap my energy and negatively affect my immune system.
For most of the past two years, I’ve been recovering from a blown achilles tendon and related back and other issues that came from that imbalance. I’m now back to walking pain-free so my mobility is freeing up a whole new world of possibilities that were on hold for awhile. The stress, while I tried to manage it properly, did take its toll at times. I’m working off some pounds that I put on during this period of painful time — about 20 of them, to be exact. Yes, something had to give. It happens to the best of us.
One of the things I am very careful about when traveling to to be aware of the added stress on my immune system and my energy levels. I limit my alcohol intake, I nap on flights and even sometimes in a car (when I’m not the driver, of course), and I make sure to watch what I eat even more than normal. I make sure to stick to a high energy, high vitamin C, high 0mega-3 menu that keeps me going strong and fights off illness. In addition to foods that are going to support my efforts, I’ll also carry chewable Airborne tablets and pop a couple of those every few hours. Staying hydrated is especially important, and super-important when flying. I’m the guy that asks the flight attendant for an unopened can of water every hour of a flight.
I’ll be at the Expo West in a few weeks and I plan on sharing with you some of the great things I find there that can help you stay energized in ways that do not result in jittery highs and crashing lows. Stay tuned and STAY ENERGIZED!