Diversity Woman Magazine

WIN 2018

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m W i n t e r 2 0 1 8 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 35 ISTOCKPHOTO By Carmen Cusido C hallenges to healthy living crop up everywhere on business trips: from fast-food options at the airport to lackluster gyms at hotels. But there are tactics frequent travelers can use to keep up with their diet and fitness goals. Di- versity Woman spoke to frequent travelers and fitness experts, who offered the following tips. 1. Research restaurants at your destination beforehand. Eating is the biggest health challenge when people travel, says 27-year-old Megan Niño, a Philadelphia-based fitness coach. Most res- taurants have healthy options. You can also ask the chef to modify your dish, she says. "Naturally everyone wants to splurge when they're away, but the easiest way to avoid stray- ing from your diet goal is to eat moderate-size meals, limit carb intake at night, and avoid binging on alcohol," Niño adds. Emily Moss, who works in the college ad- missions office at a private university in Con- necticut, travels up to eight weeks out of the year, mainly between late August and early November. Most of the time, Moss is sent to southern states, home to scrumptious barbe- cue. But she has found ways to keep herself on track when she's not home. Before she reaches her destination, Moss makes sure to research healthy restaurant choices in the city where she'll be staying. If she plans to indulge in greasy or fattening To Your Health Stay in the Driver's Seat Eight tips for eating healthy and keeping fit on a business trip DW Life > DW Life >

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