{WELL ON THE ROAD} Nitika Chopra




Most recently in: Israel

The one snack you can always find in our carry on is: Nuts - typically cashews or almonds. I'm on a Candida regime, which avoids sugar and gluten, so for the plane I want something that is a quick, but filling protein.  

Tell us your in-flight ritual. I’m a big organizer! Once I sit, I get to work organizing everything by keeping snacks, my book, and glasses in easy reach. I also make sure to have creams or lotion in easy grasp so that I can stay hydrated and moisturized.

How do you conquer jet lag once you've arrived? I always get on the sleep cycle immediately. It’s painful, but I stay awake and power through. Eating really healthy and taking good care of myself including drinking a lot of water are all must have’s that set me up to stay awake. 

Describe your workout on the road style. I have arthritis so working out has always been challenging. To me, getting in good walks is very important. I live in New York so it’s easy while I’m at home, but when traveling, I need to be mindful that I’m getting walks in. I take a pause, figure out where I am and what the days looks like, and then figure out when I can take time out to walk. 

How do you keep sickness at bay? Three things always help me. 1) Making sure I get enough sleep. You already have to adjust your sleep cycle when you travel and it’s much better for your immune system if you can get proper sleep. 2) Vitamin C before I get on the plane and before I get home is a must. 3) Washing your hands. It’s a basic simple thing to do, but it’s so important. I wash my hands religiously when I get off the plane and have found I don’t get colds way I used to. 

What's your 'go-to' restaurant item? Salmon. I love salmon and it always fills me up. I ask about it where it comes from of course. 

What do you do to stay grounded? I get homesick, even when I’m with family, as I love being in my actual home, which grounds me. When I’m traveling, I make sure I call someone so I can stay connected. Essential oils an incredible way for me to ground; I’m big on using them. A morning and evening ritual is also very important. Taking it with you, taking time to get ready and take care of yourself helps you to feel connected to your daily routine so you don’t feel so far away. 

What is your preferred method of staying connected with loved ones? I call people all the time! Prefer an actual phone call over texting any day of the week! 

Based in NYC, Nitika regularly hosts empowering events, join her on February 11th for the 3rd Annual Self-Love celebration and follow her on Instagram for her daily uplifting messages.