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How do you guys stay healthy on the road beyond hitting the gym and sleeping early and opting for salads? Any hot tips? I constantly find myself getting sick...

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Sleep! Regular exercise and healthy meals

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Exercise, yoga, Meditation. Stress is the number one cause for inflammation and a hit on immunity

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6 hours of sleep minimum. 7-8 preferable
Cut back on alcohol and added sugar

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OP: go to bed earlier, use music, meditations/yoga to assist. I’m in bed at 9 and asleep by 10 to get up at 6. Life on the road....

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Exercise, vitamins (esp vitamin C pills), healthy food, wash hands a lot, and when I travel I use saline nasal spray to get out the airplane recycled air, and also carry portable Lysol wipes to wipe down my headrest and TV screen (that part is excessive, but I like doing it)

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That’s smart. I def don’t wash my hands enough lol

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When I was on the road, I was CONSTANTLY sick. I started seeing a chiropractor and that made a world of a difference. Traveling, sleeping in hotel beds with hotel pillows, dragging a suitcase, sitting on an airplane, working on a laptop for 100 hours a day destroys your spine and will absolutely make you sick. My chiropractor says everybody he sees that are traveling consultants have the same issues with their spines so their immune systems don’t function efficiently. Good news is that can be corrected!

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@SC1 hmm, interesting. The only chiro experience I had was some dude asking me to sign on a $5k plan after “inspecting” me for 30 mins... what differences did you feel after the visits? Like more “aligned”?!

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Disagree with E2 on Lysol wipes. Sanitizing everything will actually make your immune system worse. You need some exposure

Agree with SC1 that this job is horrible on your spine and sitting so much literally takes years off your life. If you think your really F’d up a chiropractor could definitely help but I cured my back pain with 4 things
1. Sit less. Get a standing desk or make sure to take frequent walking breaks. I’ve used boxes for this at client site before even if it looks silly
2. Exercise. Yoga and foam rolling to loosen and lengthen muscles. Weight training to make them strong.
3. Good posture both when sitting and standing. Consciously think about how you hold yourself and if your core is engaged. Good posture will make you appear more confident too
4. Lose weight

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Make sure you’re taking your vitamins! I’ve found taking a greens supplement is really helpful. I’m currently taking Opti-greens by 1st Phorm and I love it

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Get a large water bottle and find how many times you need to fill it in order to have the amount of water you’re suppose to be drinking each day

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Eat less drink more

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How early do you sleep if you have to wake up at 4:30am? It’s hard for me to fall asleep since I usually go to bed at 11:30 and I try for 10 and just lie awake lol

What are your exercise routines?

I don’t stay healthy

@SC1 asking cus I might reconsider seeing a chiro again

@D1 I don't sanitize everything, but airplanes are effing nasty

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Change routine. It’s never healthy to get up at 4:30 every day. Travel night before ?

Going the practical route here. Wash/purell your hands before eating, touching/rubbing your eyes, blowing your nose (you should wash afterwards too to help others from getting sick but we are talking about you here).

People often forget they’ve touched pens, door handles, light switches, car/Uber door handles, phones, arm rests, coffee pots (these are all fomites) and then pop a piece of gum into their mouth after handling it with their hands.

The transference of the microorganism happens when you touch the fomite, then touch the gum, then put the gum into your mouth- now you have the microorganisms that were once living on the random door handle (think E.coli, influenza, etc.) in your body- this is how you get sick.

TL;DR: So, before your hand comes anywhere near your mouth, eyes, nose purell/wash with friction.

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