#259: The Ben Greenfield Fitness Uplugged Show: Special Travel Health Episode From Hawaii

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Oct 9, 2013 Podcast: 4 ways to not get sick when you travel, why you lose sleep as you get old (and what you can do about it), 5 jet lag remedies, how to kill bed bugs in your hotel fast, and much more! If you are a premium subscriber you can watch the video of this very podcast (warning – Brock breaks out some crazy dance moves).

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, edited and sometimes read by Brock, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast “sidekick”.

Steve says:
I travel a lot and for the past year have been having trouble sleeping in hotel beds. My fiance thinks this is because I am now “old” (I'm 46) but do you think this is more nutritional (my eating habits change/get worse when traveling) or mental? Any recommendations? I've started tracking my sleep with a Jawbone UP band and only get 1 or 2 hrs of deep sleep when on the road compared to around 3 – 4 when at home.

Annette  says:
….ship my bike or rent one locally?

Alex says:
Do you have a good blending solution while traveling. It is monumentally harder to intake my normal nutrients without my blender! Thanks! I'm definitely looking forward to the shows. Good luck!

In my response I mention:
OmniBlender
Magic Bullet

Keerthi says:
I always get sick for the first week when I visit India so trying to find ways to avoid it this time.

Trevor says:
Should I worry about bed bugs or other gross and creepy possibilities from my hotel room?

Kev says:
Got a cross county 10k this weekend (i normally only do road running) and i've had a lower back pain for a few days, any advice to help it not get any worse please chaps?

In my response I mention:
Foundation Book
Supple Leopard book
katysays.com
SelfAdjust SI Joint video

Ian says:
How do I fit in ironman training in a 2 week vacation to Florida with the family, I'm from the uk as well so jet lag an issue as well!

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3 thoughts on “#259: The Ben Greenfield Fitness Uplugged Show: Special Travel Health Episode From Hawaii

  1. Kat_f says:

    Hi, Ben. I've had good results from astragalus and a mixed mushroom supplement for immune-system boosting. The mushroom supplement I've used is from Paul Stamets, a mushroom pioneer. They have some mushroom-growing kits that look fun, too, that I would try if I had a yard.

  2. Buddy says:

    Thanks for the recommendation of the "Foundation Training" book.

    I have a chronic back problem, which I can manage, but I downloaded the book and already tried some of the exercises.

    They really help! Also, they are just what I was looking for since they are dynamic rather than static exercises.

    Good stuff!

    1. That's awesome Buddy…I'm glad it's helping you!

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