180 Nutrition: One of the biggest challenges digital nomads face is developing and sticking to a routine, which largely includes diet and exercise. As a digital nomad living life on the road, you’ll probably understand how difficult it can be to get a good workout in or even eat the right foods in a new and different culture. If you’re diligent about your planning and packing, however, it’s not that hard to eat healthily and receive all of the vitamins and minerals you need to build up the strength you need to work and travel remotely.
Invest in Ready-Made Nutritional Products
One of the greatest perks of living in the 21st century is the ability to get your food in powder form while also receiving the ample nutritional benefits of superfoods and other all-natural ingredients. Not only is investing in holistic, ready-made food products a great way to stay healthy while on-the-go, but it’s also an easy way to ensure you’ll have the food you need, when and wherever you need it. Digital nomads who are invested in their health often find this the easiest route to take, as they can purchase a shaker bottle and easily store their powdered food blends in their packs without taking up too much space. If you’re a digital nomad who is currently traveling through or plans to travel through a remote area without access to nutrition-dense foods, this could be your best bet of staying on top of your health and overall diet.
Keep Taking Your Vitamins
Taking a daily multivitamin is a great way to ensure that you’re getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy as you weave your way in and out of various cultures, climates and customs. Seeing as working remotely as a digital nomad can sometimes be a stressful experience (dealing with oversized baggage fees, missing trains and getting vaccinations in a foreign country is more difficult than it seems), vitamins are a good way to help your body receive B-complex vitamins that help reduce stress. A multivitamin can also help you receive vitamins such as vitamin C and zinc that will not only help keep sickness at bay so you can work efficiently but also help to boost up your immune system as you adjust to new climates and even new types of food.v
Ease Into the New Lifestyle
Transitioning from a normal career path to being a digital nomad is one that will likely cause a little bit of stress and unexpected changes to your overall health. To ensure that you can properly stay on top of your nutrition as a digital nomad, you’ll want to ease into the new lifestyle and commit to making small, actionable changes as you can. Whether this means developing a strict travel routine that includes eating a nutritionally-optimised protein bar each morning after a small yoga workout or remembering to take your multivitamin with a superfood shake, your mind and body will thank you for investing in your health so you can work more efficiently.
This article was written by Jane Munro a health enthusiast and freelance writer.