Regularly on the move yet wholly committed to healthy living wherever they find themselves, Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, founders of organic meal delivery service Sakara Life, may well be the embodiment of our #LiveWellTravel Series.See more photos of Sakara Life on their Instagram @sakaralifenyc
Here, they give their top 5 ways to make sure their wholesome living philosophy is kept up, despite being far from home and out of daily routine.
1. Eat greens every day no matter what
This is our non-negotiable. It’s a one-way ticket to looking and feeling your best – plus it will help keep travel-related digestive issues at bay. Make sure you order a plate of greens at every meal, even if it’s just a sidekick to the homemade pasta.
2. Eat like a local
Ask around to find out what’s fresh, local and/or unique to where you are. Check out the local farmer’s market. Indulge in the house special. Always, always go for quality over all else.
3. Incorporate movement into every day
No hotel gym. Go for a walk or jog to get to know the city. Try a local class. Swim, paddle board, climb. When we’re on a business trip we like to kill multiple birds with one stone by holding meetings while doing something active – we call it ‘sweatworking’. Hiking meetings are the best.
In order to rest, restore, and fully experience the new sights, sounds, smells and sensations around you, put your phone down and take a break from email, texts and social media. Really tune into your surroundings and be present in the moment, and connect deeply to the people you’re with. If you have to stay connected, dedicate an hour or two to checking/responding to emails, making calls, etc. so that you’re not doing it throughout the day and can remain present while out and about.
5. Bring some of your faves with you to keep you in balance
Airport food typically isn’t good and can do a number on your digestive tract, starting you off bloated before you even put on your bathing suit. Pack healthy meals, like we make in the Sakara Life Organic Meal delivery, to arrive at your destination feeling fresh and happy. We also always throw some Beauty Waters in our checked bag so that we can stay hydrated wherever we may be.