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Ashley Coleman Thayer
Ashley Coleman Thayer
Ashley Coleman Thayer is a spokesperson/model/host, former Miss Teen USA, and a health & fitness blogger. She lives in Delaware with her husband and three daughters; where she enjoys yoga, cooking & baking, running, and of course, reading bedtime stories. To find more of her work, visit SelfSoulSpace.com.

I have traveled a lot as Miss Teen USA and as a spokesperson. I spend a lot of time, almost too much time, in hotels, airports and Amtrak stations. Here are my tips for staying healthy on the road, whether it’s for pleasure or business…

Flight/Travel Day
-Pack (+ exercise clothes/sneakers, vitamins/meds, & healthy snacks)
-Print boarding passes & all confirmation paperwork ahead of time
*organization=happiness & no stress
-Get a good night’s sleep the night before your trip
-Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport or your destination, to help eliminate stress & to make for more enjoyable trip
-Smile as you go thru TSA (or tolls on the road)!
-Once through security (or on the road), scope out healthy food options
-Fresh fruit, veggies, salads, nut trail mixes, chewing gum and protein bars are great choices
-Avoid fast foods, soda and pastries
-While on board/road, take walk breaks- walk the aisles or at the rest stop & stretch, keep that blood flowing
-While seated, rotate ankles; up-down, clockwise + counter clockwise, it helps to eliminate cramps & blood clots
-Use antibacterial gel to keep hands clean especially before snacking
-Drink water… Stay hydrated!

On Your Trip

At the hotel
-Request a fridge in your room and a quiet room away from the elevator
-Remember your body still needs rest; try to stick close to your wake up/bed times
-Silicon ear plugs are awesome to block out noisy neighbors or crying baby
-Find closest grocery store (or Walgreens in a pinch)-Stock up on more healthy snacks & water, and meal options if sick of eating out
-Locate the fitness center, and try to squeeze in your normal workouts while on the road
-Something is always better than nothing!
-Exercise bands are great staple; they don’t take up any space, and you can use them almost anywhere
-Continue to take your vitamins
-Ask Concierge about local favorites & healthy food options
-Walk to discover the area & see the sights, take a walking tour of the city
-Enjoy it, even if you’re there for business

At a restaurant

-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
-Want coffee or alcohol? Remember to alternate with water
-Breakfast: Keep it simple & don’t overdo it…
-Oatmeal, eggs, turkey bacon, wheat toast, yogurt, granola, or egg white & veggie omelet
-Lunch: Again, keep it simple…
-Salad, grilled protein & veggies, broth based soup
-Dinner: Be smart & realistic…
-If you kept it simple & healthy all day, splurge a little on some local favorites
-Skip the dessert, or at least share one with others
-Try to fill up on veggies or salad instead of bread & fried appetizers

Attending a conference or theme park

-Pack snacks & water to avoid hunger pains, and the dreaded impluse food carts & trays
Overall planning and organization can help with a stress-free trip. Be smart about what you eat; take your vitamins & rest; drink lots of water; and lastly, move and enjoy the area!

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State sends out invites to 11,500 seniors for weekend vaccinations

More than 56,000 registered to be vaccinated Wednesday. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, 73,630 requests had been made.

Proposed bill would suspend teacher appraisals, which are based partly on student performance

Instead of evaluations, the bill suggests having teachers continually observed to provide coaching and support for hybrid and remote learning.

Smyrna football star leaves Delaware for the SEC

A friend showed a film of Williams to the Gamecocks staff, and they couldn't believe he hadn't been recruited.
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