Don’t let business travel ruin your health: How to eat healthy while you’re travelling for work. (hint: it’s all about planning)

Building a Healthy Foundation
You know that healthy eating is important. Learning how to eat healthy is a never ending quest.  How healthy is your diet? Are you interested in healthy eating? Well, you’re not alone… Did you know that people are more interested in eating healthy than in eating worms? I mean.. what’s wrong with some crispy tasty fried worms, right? A quick Google search showed that many people are looking for a way to eat healthy - it’s the first thing that shows up in the drop down list when you sears on ‘How to eat’… Although I’m not sure how many people are looking for a way how to eat healthy, I did notice that there are many people also looking to eat healthy while travelling for work. And I totally…
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How to stay healthy at work

How to stay healthy at work

Building a Healthy Foundation
By now I've become convinced that I need to stay healthy at work. After all.. working is a large component of my life. Also - 'You are what you eat' has taken on a whole new meaning in the past few months. [caption id="attachment_1646" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Good thing that I love reading[/caption] Book worm in action Since I came home from hospital last July, I started reading books exploring the connection between nutrition and health. Some of the books I've read are: Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips (as well as the Crazy Sexy Cancer Diet and the Crazy Sexy Cancer Cookbook) Anti Cancer: A new way of Life (starting to see a theme here?) Forks Over Knives The China Study How Not to Die In addition to these books, I also…
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Health, wealth or happiness?

Health, wealth or happiness?

Building a Healthy Foundation
I was looking in the mirror trying to see the new scar on my back. Trying to turn my head so I could see where it is just under my shoulder blade. (Cirque de Soleil would be proud of me!) It still hurts from the surgery last week, but now I'm getting curious about the healing process... so I twisted and turned... [caption id="attachment_1612" align="alignright" width="225"] Here we go again...[/caption] And then it hit me... for years I've been focusing on wealth and happiness but mostly ignored my health. Not ignored... I took it for granted. Yes I admit, I was super healthy (on the outside) and fit so there was no direct reason to focus a lot on my health... much better to spend that time on my business and…
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Staying healthy in the office – introducing “Oscar”

Staying healthy in the office – introducing “Oscar”

Building a Healthy Foundation
Staying healthy in the office is not as easy as it sounds. Staying healthy at home is much easier when you have your fridge filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. Now that I'm strong enough again to work I also need to think about a way to stay healthy while I'm at work. As in ... in the office. Introducing Oscar That's why I bought Oscar. Oscar is a juicer and it (he?) makes amazing juices. Super tasty and apparently super healthy for you. I try to have a minimum of two juices every day. Currently I'm working my way up to 4 or 5. Reason for the juicing is because I read about the Gerson Therapy for chronic diseases. In this therapy they recommend 13 juices (15 pound of…
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Who am I kidding?… I am too busy to exercise

Who am I kidding?… I am too busy to exercise

Building a Healthy Foundation, Building a Smart Business
Staring into the darkness of my bedroom, lying in bed but I can't sleep. I am too busy to exercise and I feel deflated - I am so disappointed in myself.. This time I really thought I had an active day but clearly my iPhone health app tells a different story: All week I've been busy doing things for the business, but I didn't get to do the one thing that I promised was important for today. I promised to be more active and to do at least 30 minutes of activities every day. The data tell a different story - oh and before you start... I get it... I don't always have my phone with me so it doesn't count all the steps, and yoga doesn't record on the iphone anyway.. and…
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First things first… get healthy for business

First things first… get healthy for business

Building a Healthy Foundation, Building a Smart Business
Being in business is like running a marathon - you'd better get healthy for business as you need to have the fitness and stamina to go the distance. Really? It does feel like I'm running a race but sometimes it's more an obstacle course or cross country rather than a smooth marathon. Either way you need to be healthy to succeed. No marathon runner lives on fast food and alcohol alone... but for many starting business owners this is the staple diet. Now, I've never liked running let alone going for 42 kilometres... so I had to look up what marathon runners actually eat: https://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition-articles/what-does-the-diet-of-an-elite-marathon-runner-look-like/ Not surprisingly, there is a lot of fresh produce with protein and nuts.... and very little processed food. So when I found out I had a…
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