(BlackDoctor.org) — Traveling with your family can be a great opportunity for some healthy fun…or a complete health disaster.
The difference? Looking beyond appearances.
Despite the appearance of most airports–a plethora of fast foods, snacks and lots of sitting around–flights and airports offer plenty of nutritious food and opportunity for activity, if you know where to look.
• Make sure everyone eats a healthy meal before you arrive. You’ll be less likely to munch on high-calorie snacks just because they’re around or you’re bored.
• If eating in an airport, it’s worth it to spend the time searching out healthy foods. Look for salads, fresh fruit, vegetable-based soups, and baked chicken.
• While trekking through the airport, take every opportunity for extra movement. Use the stairs, pass on the people movers and carry your own luggage.