Energize Your Travel Plans
09 February 2017
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!
A.J. Ali, "The Wellness Motivator!" is an award-winning writer, producer, actor, host, voice over artist, emcee and creative visionary. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of EclipseVSC since 1999.
A.J. is currently producing and hosting the multimedia wellness entity "Wellness 101" with a vision of helping to change the focus of healthcare in America from sickness to wellness (www.wellness101life.com). To launch the Wellness 101 brand, A.J. did the impossible. Starting with only $500, he traveled through all 50 states in 101 days June 16 through September 24, 2014 -- starting in Melbourne Beach, FL and ending up on a sun soaked beach in Hawaii after changing lives in all 50 states.
His "True Champion's 30-Day Challenge" book is transforming lives nationwide (www.TrueChampions30DayChallenge.com). Now, Wellness 101 is taking human transformation to another level through holistic wellness.
A.J. has more than 30 years experience in sports and entertainment as an athlete, artist and social entrepreneur. He has founded and owned two pro soccer teams and has spearheaded hundreds of successful projects. A.J. created and starred in the TV show "Good Fellas of Baltimore" on Fox in 2011, which raised more than $250,000 for charities in Baltimore and inspired fans to join the cast to help people in need. As an on-air talent and voice over artist, his enthusiastic love of people makes him believable and inspirational. As a wellness speaker and emcee, he is inspiring. An accomplished writer with a conversational style, his work is transformative. His 2007 song "Through the Darkness, Into the Light," compilation music CD "Survivor Celebration" and Survivor Celebration campaign helping cancer survivors won the coveted Hollywood FAME Award for National Community Service.
As a philanthropist and entrepreneur, A.J. has raised more than $25 million for charities. He teaches his charity event success methods through a workshop called "MAKE IT RAIN."
He is proud to be a U.S. Air Force Veteran (83-87). His mantra is "LOVE is the answer." He is an avid golfer.
Anna / 25 July 2017 10:27
I was blessed to meet A.j. Ali and his wife while the “Good Fellas of Baltimore” project was underway in Baltimore, MD. Helping transform American’s health to wellness and prevention has been part of my goal. I look forward to following Wellness 101, adding what I do to keep my crazy illness-ridden body functioning to the best of my ability… and yes, I have lots of help from a fantastic medical team that believes in things like good nutrition, naps, rest and love!