Let’s talk about your upcoming Business Trip.
There is so much to think about from pulling together numbers, organizing all of your reports, and making sure that PowerPoint is all set up.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending some time in front of the closet perfecting the key outfits for the number of meetings and presentations lined up to win at the first impressions and networking.
✓ Comfortable shoes
✓ Your favorite book for the flight
Now how about your vitamins and necessary supplements?
It takes a sizeable amount of energy to do it all, and in order to manage, maintain and excel at life, inside and outside of our “beyond 9 to 5” jobs, we need a healthy boost. Key word: Healthy. Among the list of health-related ailments that could majorly mess with your health during a business trip, I’m going to chat with you about a few, and provide some insight on how to combat these pretty popular discomforts of a typically regular business trip.
So many symptoms can occur from the elements that come with being on a flight for hours at a time. From uncomfortable headaches to extreme grogginess, and maybe even a bit of irritability, a long flight to get to a business trip may not always be your best friend. Not to mention, sitting in the same seat for a few hours at a time can get me wanting to jump up and get my circulation going! Clearly, there’s not much room for that, but if there were, we could probably say goodbye to jet lag.
Have you ever slept in an unfamiliar bed, on a mattress that just is not yours?
When you travel, it’s not the mattress that you spent countless hours of shopping and testing to find “the one”. The one to ease you into sleep every night and the one that contours every part of your body just right. Forget that perfectly fluffed pillow you have back home, too. When your head is spinning in every direction thinking about how today’s meetings went, and looking to tomorrow, there is no way a practical night’s sleep is possible while traveling for a business trip.
What about the food?
And who’s to say what food you’ll be eating and how you will react. Various cooking methods are used in different regions, and do you know how you react to canola oil versus olive oil for cooking? There are some minor factors to consider when it comes to majorly caring for your gut health. There are foods that you might like - ALOT - but that food, or the way it was prepared, might not like you at all. Not to mention the sweet treats that will be offered to keep everyone’s sugar flowing during the long meetings throughout the day. It’s important to prepare your body for whatever foods you might be ingesting.
Where there is a will, there’s a way.
Provided the right information, you can find the will to feel and perform your best before, during and after your business trip. If you’re feeling jet lagged, get back on track with a small dose of melatonin, available at local pharmacies and the best part - no prescription needed! You don’t want to use the melatonin as a sleep aid in this instance, rather as a phase-shifter (Mood is great for this too). “A lower dose is going to shift your circadian rhythm, while a higher dose works more like a sleep medication or hypnotic,” says Dr. Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center.
We all rightfully want a good night’s sleep throughout the entirety of a business trip. The feeling of being well-rested and energized is all we need to be happy, knowing that we will be our best selves for the entirety of the day. At the end of a long day, and well before getting into that too soft (or too firm) innerspring hotel bed, get a dose of Alta Mood to help you feel laid back, and get that rest you need. This supplement consists of calming herbal ingredients that interact harmoniously, making you feel at ease, no matter how uncomfortable that stack of hotel pillows may be. You can rest easy knowing you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep.
Let’s talk about all of the food you’ll be eating, and how to care for your gut beforehand.
I often treat myself with ginger gummies, and I must say that I’m spoiled because one of my friends treats me to his secret recipe. But since I can’t always expect said friend to be converting his kitchen into a ginger gummy factory just for me, I”ll often pick up a bag of Trader Joe’s Gingers Chews that help to alleviate nausea and provide antioxidant protection. Another item to stack up on is a good probiotic to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping that will inevitably occur after consuming food that you may not know the name of.
Stay charged up.
Now that we’ve nailed some common health-related ailments that could majorly affect you during a business trip, and provided some great (and tasty) alternatives to keeping you healthy and energized, I wanted to mention one last supplement to tie everything together for your next business trip.
We want you to nourish the brain and keep that memory on point for the upcoming meetings. Don’t you want your energy sky-high during your presentation? The major lift you’ll see from ALTA Focus will provide you with all of the nootropic compounds, essential neuro-vitamins, and herbal compounds that will work hard for you so that you can perform at your best.
Follow these few steps, feel great and perform like a boss.