Several weeks ago we began tweeting. Our twitter address is @healthytravel.
Why tweet? First and foremost to help people stay up to date on all things active and healthy. We also think that athletic-minded travelers, and those trying to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, are a unique bunch.
This morning I read a WSJ article about getting healthy snacks from a vending machine. The article was interesting and offered solutions for getting fruits and veggies into the hands of hungry workers, but I was frustrated.
After highlighting the technology that can make offering healthy fare via a vending machine a reality, the article continues to point out:
You can now follow Athletic-Minded Traveler on Twitter! Our moniker is @healthytravel. We will keep you up to date (and sometimes even entertained) on all things active and healthy. Today, @WeightNoMoreDC tweeted about quinoa and we let her know that we had a great recipe for the amino-acid rich protein.
We like this recipe because it is flavorful, looks good, and gets rave reviews!
For the most part, we steer clear of political topics and figures, but when we learn of something athletically-related, it's difficult to bite our tounges.
Got your attention, didn't I? But seriously, there is a very easy way to improve your health and lose weight (IF weight loss is a goal). Eat more vegetables and less of whatever else you may be chowing down.
Deli meat is a quick and flexible source of protein. Between your favorite slices of bread, rolled around hummus, or our favorite, spread with Trader Joe's cilantro chive yogurt dip. The challenge is finding deli meat that is nitrate free and still tastes good.
After being pummeled with coupons and ads for McDonald's latest drink, the McCafe Smoothie, I thought I would try one (strawberry-banana flavor) today. I laughed when, once placing my order, the first words out of the worker's mouth were, "Will that be a large?" As an entrepreneur I can appreciate "up-selling" but do we really need 22ounces of anything? Alas, I'll leave that thought for another blog.
Obesity is always a news topic in various forms, facts and figures. But this fact, for some reason, made my jaw drop:
"86% of Americans are on their way to becoming obese by 2030." (Obesity, July 2008)
Wow! Reflect on that a moment or two. In twenty years, pretty much 9 out of 10 people you pass on the street will be obese. And note, we're not talking about Americans who will be overweight. This is about being OBESE, which by definition is 30 pounds overweight. 30 pounds!