5 Tips to Staying Healthy While Traveling
I travel often. Each time I pack I do so strategically to ensure I stay healthy and fit while away. While traveling offers us the perfect opportunity to step-out of our normal routine and expand; it is not an opportunity to get out of our normal healthy habits. With a little effort, it is possible to stay in shape, prevent illness and relax into our travels certain that upon returning back to our every-day’s, we won’t have to undo any damage.
Here are 5 simple tips to implement during your travels to stay healthy:
1. Keep Moving – don’t drop the workout routine. Relieve airport stress (think TSA) and flight stiffness by getting up and moving on your flights. If available, utilize your hotel fitness room, forgo public transportation and walk, you will feel much better by getting in some activity. Note: check with your hotel concierge for local running/walking trails.
2. Keep the germs at bay – no one wants to get sick during vacation, or come home sick. Pack hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes with you and use often. Wash hands frequently. Drink plenty of fluids, eat foods with antibiotic properties, and stick to your vitamin regimen.
3. Snack Wisely – pack your own snacks in small Ziploc baggies, nuts and dried fruits are good options. If fast food is the only option, order the kid’s meal, avoiding the supersize. Drop in a grocery or local market to find your best options. Keep your energy levels where you need them so that you can explore and enjoy your destination!
4. Stay hydrated – the best way to avoid jet lag is to start hydrating days before your trip. Low humidity on plans will find you feeling thirsty. Opt for water or juice on the flight. When traveling on day trips, carry water with you to prevent dehydration.
5. Get plenty of rest – lack of sleep and jet lag can weaken the immune system. Sleep is essential and allows our brains to consolidate memories, daily tasks and make good decisions. And, who doesn’t feel great and ready to conquer the day after a good night’s rest?
Though you’ll be out of your normal routine, keep to your regular health regimen as much as possible , making your travels all the better!
Guest Blogger – Camille Frame with Rites Of Passage Travel
Camille Frame is on the journey of her life. She was raised in the mid-west and bitten early by wanderlust and awe. She is now a curious, purposeful traveler adventuring around the world and making friends out of strangers. She is committed to a lifetime of discovering places and people and meals that enrich, shape her and fuel her passion – to find out what surprising, thrilling discovery awaits.