Healthy Living on the Road

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Healthy Living on the Road

Nathan Agin of Nonstop Awesomeness has spent the last two years traveling around the U.S. and getting healthier than ever. He’s also been meditating every day for more than 900 days—an impressive feat for anyone, nomad or not!

I recently connected with Nathan on Skype to talk about how, and why, he stays healthy on the road, and his commitment to helping others do the same. He even gave me a short Optimal Living Audit, so you’ll get the inside scoop on my life and hear Nathan’s tips to help me make some changes.

In Part 1 of our conversation, you’ll learn:

  • How Nathan has greatly improved his health (even while traveling)
  • How to create routines that still allow for day-to-day flexibility
  • Why it’s important to be in optimal health, whether you’re on the road or not

In Part 2, we talk about:

  • My typical day and what I’d like to change
  • How to meet your health goals while also being a gracious guest and getting to sample local foods
  • How to start any new practice and set yourself up for success
  • Why Nathan created his show, “Travel. Eat. Thrive.”

UPDATE: Nathan’s publishing a cookbook! Find out more here.

Click here to receive Nathan’s free PDF, Optimal Living Rules of the Road, and a discount on your own Optimal Living audit.

Resources: In the video Nathan suggests using a break reminder when you’re spending long stretches on the computer. He uses Time Out for Mac, and I found a couple Windows-based options too. Nathan also mentioned a book about eating safely around the world, The Food Traveler’s Handbook by Jodi Ettenberg.

What about you? In the comments below, post your own tips for staying healthy on the road, or let us know what your biggest challenge is in balancing health and travel.


2017-05-20T14:09:05+00:00December 8, 2012|Interviews, Nomad Life, Well-Being|4 Comments


  1. shanna December 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Great stuff, Amy and Nathan!
    On my recent trip to France, my regular routines stayed back in the States–and I paid the price for that! I am now better equipped, mentally and physically, to handle a long trip and honor my commitments to my health.

    Thanks for covering this topic 🙂

    • Amy December 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      Yes, it’s really challenging, isn’t it? Thanks for watching, and thanks for commenting! Here’s to our health, no matter where we are in the world. 🙂

  2. Forest Parks December 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    I seem to go in a cycle. I settle somewhere for a month or two and in that time form a routine that ends up pretty healthy…. Then I up and move to my next destination and it all falls to hell! Slowly I re-establish a healthy routine and then, bang it explodes again on the next move!

    I like the idea of a constant like meditation to help keep things on some kind of consistant plane. I’m also going to be trying to integrate a daily piece of physical (but not necessarily difficult) exercise that can always be done each and every day.

    • Amy December 24, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Thanks for coming by, Forest!

      I know what you mean; the transition from place to place makes it really easy to drop the ball.

      That’s what I want to do, too: come up with a few key things that are easy to do no matter where I am.

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