Whether you're a frequent flier who travels regularly for work or just an occasional vacationer, you don't have to give up on all your health and fitness goals when you are on the road. Rebecca Johnson and Bill Tulin, the authors of Travel Fitness, a guide to diet and exercise while traveling, offer these tips:
* Before boarding your plane, drink two 8-ounce glasses of water. Keep drinking water on the plane to avoid dehydration.
* Plan to arrive at your destination during the day so that when you get there you can take advantage of remaining daylight to do something active outside.
* Set a goal of exercising at least every third day to keep your energy level up, performing at least a third of your typical aerobic routine. Complete your strength training routine at least once a week.
* To help yourself pick healthier meals when eating out, decide on what you want before you even look at the menu, such as steamed veggies or fish, and just order it.
Natural hair care
Tired of spending a fortune on expensive hair care products? Maybe it is time to re-evaluate your diet. Eating more of certain foods can provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to grow healthy, shiny and soft hair. Though not a cure for baldness, these foods (suggested by WebMD) can add life to dry, limp locks:
* Salmon: It's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12 and iron, which boost the health of your scalp.
* Dark green veggies: The vitamins A and C found in greens such as spinach help the body produce sebum, an oily substance secreted by the hair follicles. It's a natural hair conditioner.
* Nuts: Walnuts, cashews, pecans and almonds, especially, are good sources of zinc, which can ward off shedding.
* Poultry: Severe protein deficiency can make your hair brittle or dull. But foods such as chicken and turkey can fix that.
* Milk and yogurt: Dairy, of course, is a great source of calcium, which is important for hair growth.
* For even more hair-healthy foods, go to webmd.com.