This is a guest post by Jennifer Scott. Being healthy isn’t just limited to warmer months, no matter how much we may feel like hibernating under a...
Do you let your car run out of gas before you fuel it?
Do you wait until the drip in your faucet becomes a flood in your kitchen before calling for help?
Do you let your physical mail pile up until there are 100 envelopes sitting on your counter before you open them?
Then why do you treat yourself this way?
You work from home but you have no time to eat.
You work from home and you never shut down.
How can working from home be more distracting and less healthy?
When you let yourself become a Remote Working Robot.
Triathlon, CrossFit, Marathon
Paleo, Vegan, FODMAP
It’s not important what you do.
It’s less important that you label it.
It only matters that you do it.
At home do you….
Exercise, wind down at 8pm, make sure you eat at least one vegetable, stick to 1-2 cups of coffee, stop at one cookie, and stop checking email after 9?
When you travel do you…
Hit snooze, check email until 11pm, eat fast food, drink coffee all day long, take advantage of the corporate per diem at the bar, keep yourself awake by eating cookies all afternoon and forget what a vegetable is?
My schedule is crap. I have no time to exercise.
I have back to back meetings all day. Meditation is not an option.
People will think I’m weird.
I wear (insert here) high heels, a suit, glasses, underwear. The excuses are endless.
A lot of people have crap schedules but you can still find opportunities to move.
In 2000 I decided to up my running and go for the full marathon. I thought by the day of the race I would be a lean, mean, muscle-machine. Boy was I wrong.
Training Edge Magazine, a quarterly electronic and hard copy magazine for fitness professionals developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, featured yours truly in an article about niche training (pages 3 and 11!). What’s my niche? Business travelers, mobile professionals and anyone who doesn’t sit at a desk from 9-5. Why? Because I’ve lived that life. I traveled weekly for almost eight years and then traveled a few times a month for another three. I understand that traveling for a business isn’t a job it’s a lifestyle.
I’ve often thought about how hard it must be to have a career as a pilot or military personnel and have constant pressure to maintain health. Still, the traveler part of me can empathize because they are in one of the toughest jobs a person can be in when it comes to maintaining or improving health. They have to undergo routine exams to prove they are healthy, but what if they aren’t? Wouldn’t you be scared to get examined if you thought you might have a blood pressure problem and it might affect whether or not you can go in to work that day?
1) You probably don’t need it. Be realistic with how much time you’ll have, where you are going and what you will do. If you are going to be in meetings from 8am-8pm, you probably don’t need a casual outfit beyond what you wear on the plane.