Ah wellness and health, the topic all over our Instagram feeds. From “detox teas” to waist trainers, we receive tons of messages about how to look and feel our best. For artists on the road, finding ways to stay in good health is especially of concern. Before you click off, no, this isn’t a post that will tell you how you “should” look or that you don’t fit a certain mold. I’m not giving you “5 steps to get in the best shape you’ve ever been.” I want this post to assist you with being the best version of you and staying healthy while on the road. Lets jump right in.
Food: Making Small Changes
Let’s cover perhaps the biggest topic first. How the heck do you eat healthy while on the road, surrounded by fast food and eating at odd hours? Sometimes the drive-through may be your only option, but there are still slight changes you can make in this instance. For example, if you normally order a cheeseburger meal with medium drink and fries, next time try instead:
Tip: If eating out, look at the menu beforehand. Planning what you get ahead of time makes a huge difference between choosing a “bad” versus a “good” meal.
Exercise: No Gym Required
Along with food, getting the right amount of movement is crucial for a healthy life. I’m not saying you must train 2-3 hours a day 6 days a week. If you’re a gym lover then, by all means! If you’re not--don’t worry, I got you. Try walking at least 30 minutes everyday. You’re on the road! You’re seeing new cities, explore! If there is time before or after the show, walk around. The fresh air is great for you as well. If walking doesn’t cut it for you, here are a few of my favorite free apps for “at home workouts” you can do on the bus or at the venue:
Mind and Soul: Mental Health is Key
Staying healthy is more than eating right and staying active. Metal health is a key factor that most of us tend to forget. Here is how you can keep your mind in check on the go:
Now, with all that said, take this and have fun! Be present, show up for yourself, stay safe, and stay healthy. You are rocking your career!
About the Author
Let us introduce you to Rubi Skilton--she has one and a half arms, 7 fingers total and she’s learning to love herself! Rubi grew up in a small, but growing, city in Texas and moved to LA four years ago to pursue a career in the music industry. She did artist management for a couple of years, songwriting since she was 7, and even put together a whole music fest her senior year of high school. Although Rubi did truly enjoy that and had always dreamed of working in the industry, she wasn’t feeling aligned. She quickly realized her heart is in helping like-minded women connect and find self love and inner confidence.
Now, Rubi is the Los Angeles chapter leader for #WomenCrush Music and will be launching a bilingual blog, Ladies Code (Código Femenino) this Saturday, December 1st, 2018. You can connect with Rubi on social media @rubiskilton.
About Ladies Code
Our mission is to build a tribe of inspiring females that are kicking boundaries down while supporting each other. At Ladies Code we are all in this journey together; when one of us falls, we are here to help you up and learn the lesson. You will find tools, worksheets, and journal entries that will help you along the way, maybe make you laugh a little, but most importantly will engrave in your mind that #ificandoitsocanyou. It’s time to put the judgement aside, embrace your fears, accept the challenges and flaunt your flaws, Ladies!
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