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Stay Healthy on your Vacation.

With  Labor Day coming up, summer’s end is fast approaching. If you haven’t  taken a vacation yet this summer, make plans to get away for the holiday  weekend or make plans to take a vacation soon. Taking time away extols  multiple health benefits. The Framingham Heart Study found an  association between not taking enough vacations and a higher risk of  heart disease. Another study found that depression and tension were  higher among women who took vacations only once in two years – compared  to those who took vacations twice or more a year. They also found lower  levels of marital satisfaction.

You  don’t necessarily have to leave the country or even your own  neighborhood to reap the benefits. “Staycations” also reap positive  health benefits. Another study showed people who engaged in more leisure  activities on a regular basis had, on average, lower blood pressure,  lower cortisol levels, and smaller waists.

Often,  people feel the need to really let go during a vacation. However, there are  still ways you can make healthy choices and enjoy your time off.


Here are some tips to help you stay healthy on your next vacation:

Make sure to stretch during long flights or road trips. Sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of developing blood clots in your legs, otherwise known as a DVT, which can travel to your lungs with deadly consequences. I stretch my legs every 2-3 hours by doing the “Hippie Stretch.”

Make a healthy menu list! Vacationing  usually means cooking less and eating out more. This puts you at risk  of packing on the pounds later. When I vacation, I keep a list of  healthy foods in my head that I love and look for them on a menu. For  me, they include any type of fish, and soups and salads with raw  vegetables – it should come as no surprise that I love  raw vegetables. I try to stay away from meals that are high in carbs or  fats – as huge pasta dishes or meals made with heavy cream sauces. One whole lobster is only 135 calories and is a good source of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and selenium safeguards your skin from sun damage and cancer.


Choose one dessert a day! Eating in moderation applies to desserts, too! To keep your calorie  consumption in check, treat yourself to only one dessert a day. In addition,  devote yourself to other healthy food choices at your other meals.

Make sure you have all your vaccinations. If you go abroad, depending on where you travel, you may be exposed to  dangerous diseases like malaria or yellow fever. Consult information  from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to learn how to protect yourself with the right shots.

Bring your workout music! I took my workout music along for running and workout sessions. Let the scenery of your new  surroundings motivate you to go on long walks or jogs outside. Feel  free to do my 7-minute morning workout in your hotel room or outside in the park, or if you have more time, try celebrity trainer Joel Harper’s 20-minute workout.  Both require no equipment, so you can do them anywhere. It will not  only relax you, but also energize you for an entire day of sightseeing  and spending quality time with family.

One Runway, Five Minutes

A Traveler:  stands at the threshold of an airport’s security area. Typically, this area would seem like a play entitled, “Cows and Criminals,” due to all the shouting of commands, herding into lines and inspections. But this area is different. Travelers seem to be happy, calm and moving quickly. How can this be? Is this a dream? A kind voice suddenly speaks to the traveler and asks, “Do you need some help?” He snaps out of his daze and notices it is an airport employee. The traveler explains his bewilderment, to which the employee smiles and replies, “Welcome to Gatwick’s South Terminal, where we process our travelers in under five minutes, hence the short lines and happy faces.”

Details: Five minutes or less is a very bold boast for an employee to make, but Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate disagrees, “We’re committed to making the airport experience an easier, speedier and less stressful experience for our passengers,” he says. “The opening of the new South Terminal security area is just part of a £1.2 billion investment in Gatwick Airport, as we continually look to innovate and deliver solutions that will provide real benefit for passengers” (2). Of the proposed £1.2 billion, £45 million has been used to complete a pilot security experience that was launched last month. Here are some samples of that pilot program:

Airport personnel easily greet and help passengers, because they have under gone many hours of training to earn their City & Guild Level 2 Award for Excellent Customer Service. This is now a requirement by the airport. Also, large-screen monitors give directions for all security’s needs or areas in five languages.

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Life is an adventure, Especially on Vacation…Even if you are not particularly brave there are still many ways to experience the adventures that lie in every corner of our planet.  It maybe as simple as going to the zoo at your destination and seeing the animals that are local to that habitat or taking a jungle tour though the amazon. There is so much to see and do, pick the adventures that appeal to your family and do them together.

Your Kids won’t be kids forever:  Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that the teenager that just borrowed your car, was in diapers and daycare? Most parents agree that time seems to fly by quickly and those babies are grown before you know it. There will come a time that your children will have lives of their own and sad as it may seem, spending time with mom and dad will not be anywhere near the top of their list.  Take the time for a family vacation while they still want your company.

Time to Kick Back and Relax:  Now this part is important. One of the main reason to take a vacation is to get some rest and recharge. It is important for everyone so don’t overdo it.  So whether you choose to pack the kids in the car or fly to more exotic destinations, the benefits are the same . As far as memories go, we tend to remember the good things; the time we spent together as a family, the new things that were discovered, the new friends we made, the places we saw. This is what your children will remember and, the fact that you were there with them to enjoy it.

Wellness Health Benefit

Plan a vacation ASAP: It might save your life! By Susan Biali, M.D.

Vacations = less stress, lower health care costs, greater productivity!  Work-related stress and burnout costs $300 billion per year in absenteeism, presenteeism, lower productivity, health costs, etc.    Lost money–

For every $1 companies get back from employees skipping vacations, they lose $7 in costs related to worker burnout.”

Lest work done “Working seven 50-hour weeks in a row you will get less done than in seven 40-hour weeks. Less productive and fatigue seeps into the regular work time.    September 04, 2006|Molly Selvin

Many firms and business are forcing employees to take their allotted time off as a profitable policy. Health and wellness programs reduce both direct medical costs and the indirect costs of lower productivity.

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Healthier Hearts — The results of a heart study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that those who took no more than one vacation every six years were 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those who took at least two vacation every year (1). Wouldn’t it be easier to plan for a vacation than a heart attack?

* Ravn, Karen, LA Times, “Take Vacations to Heart”, July 16, 2007.

Vacations Save Lives — There is a distinct relationship between death rates and how often one vacations, as supported by a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine. A five year trial studied 12,000 men and determined that those who took up to five vacations a year lowered their chances of death from all causes by 32% compared to men who did not take vacations . (2). Take a vacation, save a life!

* Biali, Susan, MD,, “Plan a Vacation ASAP: It Might Save Your Life!”, May 17, 2010.


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Traveler’s Life: APPS

Apps for smartphone that is useful when you travel around the world:

FlightTrack- does exactly what you’d expect.

WeatherBug- delivers a solid experience across a range of networks, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Nokia, PC Magazine said

Worldmate- Rated Excellent a personal travel assistant in your pocket. Worldmate Live will manage your full itinerary, including travel arrangements and business meetings and will ensure a smooth trip by pushing alerts regarding imminent events like flight delays, said the editor’s Review,  This app also has LinkedIn travel contacts, flight schedules/statuses, local search information powered by Yelp, a tip calculator with a global tipping guide, a currency converter with exchange rate updates, maps, a five-day world
forecast, a world clock and much more.

A Traveler’s Life: There is an APPS for that

Traveler’s it would be Wise to Utilize these suggested lifesavers.  These techie-colored smart phone apps:

TRANSPORTATION: FlightTrack- does excatly waht you’d expect, showing the status of any commercial flight around the world, including graphical tracking on a world map ” Forbes magazine wrote (1). The app’s map features satellite views and weather, as well as your flight number, speed and altitude. Moving
ahead of the curve, Mobiata made the app’s world map accessible in airplane
mode. It is this small consideration that makes flying enjoyable, because now
you know how much flying you have left.

Pro Version: Offers its users push flight alerts, airport delay predictions and synced Tripit flight

Traveler’s Life= Air

To flights that lasted longer than six hours. Although some doctors will even  tell you there is an increased risk with flights lasting longer than four hours.

Department of Health and  the World Health Organization still state that prolonged immobility during travel increases your risk for DVT. (Deep Venous thrombosis) is the formation of a blood clot in a vein that is deep inside a part of the body, usually the legs.

This is why travelers are encouraged to get up and move around at least once every hour. There are some simple and inexpensive ways to be preventive:

* Wear compression socks or stocking- it helps increase circulation in legs and feet during the flight.

*Avoid wearing short, tight socks or crossing your legs for long periods- cuts off blood flow in deep arteries & veins.

*Wear loose clothing.

* Drink plenty of fluids and electrolytes.

* Avoid dehydrating fluids, like coffee and alcohol- dehydration causes blood to thicken and vessels to narrow.

On your next flight, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, leave the sleeping pills at home and most important, move around as much as possible during your flight!