In Pursuit of Wellness

In Pursuit of Wellness

Living the 80/20 rule on vacation.

The 80/20 rule is very simple eat clean 80 percent of the time, and allow yourself those delicious indulgences 20 percent of the time. Unfortunately, when you’re on vacation that 20 percent can rocket to 50 percent or more, which can leave you feeling depleted. When you’re traveling, you absolutely should treat yourself a little more than you normally would. Don’t stress about it. Just follow these four simple tips, which will help keep you on track no matter where your adventures take you.

Drink plenty of water.
Travel is hard on our bodies, and we forget about staying hydrated. Drink water as soon as you wake up, travel with a reusable water bottle, and keep filling up, whether you’re at the airport or at your resort.

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Be prepared.
Visit a local market or grocery store and stock up on healthy snacks. You’ll be less tempted to eat fast food, and you’ll avoid becoming “hangry.” This is critical when
you’re on the go and are walking more than usual.

Maintain your routine.
Think about your other routines, from skin care and vitamins to sleep and mental health practices. Try to maintain your foundation. Pack your vitamins and the other components of your normal regimen at home, and bring them with you.

Stay consistent.
Find a workout routine that is easily adaptable for hotel rooms, beaches or small hotel gyms. Also, get off the treadmill and run on the beach, or go for a bike ride and see the sights.

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Celebrated fitness trainer David Pritchard brings 20 years of experience creating custom-tailored fitness and nutrition programs for his clients, which have included professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB, boxers, Olympians, and top-level executives.

David Pritchard

With a masters degree in kinesiology and over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Pritchard's skills range from strength and conditioning to nutrition. He also specializes in group and individual training with custom-tailored programs. Some of his clients include professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and the MLB as well as boxers, Olympians and executives.