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To provide road warriors and all
travelers with information, resources,
and inspiration to ease the stress and strain of life on the road and
encourage healthier life choices
THE WELLNESS CONCIERGE®
Got a question, suggestion, or comment?
have a road-tested strategy or solution for a healthier life that you'd like
to share? Got a travel-health challenge or question?
Wellness Concierge® and I'll
answer your questions and share your stories, suggestions, comments, and
feedback on travel-health issues and topics.
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me and I'll provide you with updated information,
I am not employed by—and do not own any stock or have a financial investment
in—any travel service provider. I’m also not a medical doctor and the
material you see here is provided for information purposes only and is not a
substitute for consulting a healthcare professional.
compiled from medical and scientific journals and related professional
publications, which have vetted the research data that they present.
Additional information resources include medical and other professionals
that I have interviewed.
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HOW CAN I
BE OF SERVICE?
Welcome to the
cyber home of The Wellness Concierge®. I’m glad you
could take a few minutes to visit and review our resources.
This site was designed to serve as a one-stop, online
resource center and information clearinghouse for
travel-health–related news, articles, books, products, and
resources. Much like a traditional
concierge, I’m here to serve as your cyber guide to
all-things travel-health related—although I’ll be stretching
the parameters to include other information and resources
that affect your overall well being and fitness.
Our primary audience is business travelers, those road
warriors who hit the streets and the airports with alarming
regularity and who are on intimate terms with stress,
fatigue, jet lag, and sleep-deprivation. Not to mention the
emotional upheavals and interruptions that life on the road
tends to create. But anyone who travels can find content
that supports healthy living.
The original idea for this site was to produce an online
extension of my offline work in researching and writing The
Healthy Traveler columns.
But an essential motivation for doing the site was more
personal: I want to encourage people to pay attention to
their health and to the importance of self-care.
I want to
provide visitors with content that moves them to consider
another dimension of travel health, to introduce (or
reacquaint) them with the importance of total wellness. To
consider what it takes to be physically and emotionally at
ease and comfortable no matter where you are or what you
encounter on your journeys. Most important, to realize that
each of us has the power to choose—and create—a healthier
lifestyle despite the challenges to our bodies, spirits, and
sanity that travel—and
our daily lives—frequently
JET LAG AND IMMUNIZATIONS
For many, travel health is equated with preventive efforts
or remedies for maladies. But learning how to stay
healthy, fit, and balanced in body, mind, and spirit is as
important as knowing when not to drink the water and how to
avoid traveler’s diarrhea.
My own experience and that of other travelers and health
professionals has shown that there’s a lot more to being a
healthy traveler than getting the right shots or knowing
where to get emergency help. For that reason, I’ve included
a periodic column called
The Wellness Wire, which offers personal
observations and commentary to inspire a healthier life.
Health Wire features "bits and bobs" of news and
info to keep you sane, safe,
and healthy on the go. This digest features travel-health
and other health, fitness, and nutritional news that affects
the well being and quality of life of all travelers.
Knowledge is power. In
healthcare on or off the ground, it’s an essential element
in making informed choices and in protecting ourselves from
unnecessary pain and worse.
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