It’s easy for healthy lifestyles to go to the wayside when you’re traveling, especially if you’re on vacation. Even with the best of intentions, there are some common problems that may derail your healthy travel plans. It really is possible to have a good time, enjoy local cuisine and get in some exercise without depriving yourself of a true vacation. Let’s show you below how to combine pleasure with wellness when you’re on the road, because isn’t living your best life the point of a vacation in the first place? Here are 6 tips;
You can do breathing exercises anywhere and anytime. Take a deep breath, hold it, and exhale. Repeat. It helps you relax and counter the stress of traveling.
Use Sanitised Wipes, Wetnaps & Hand Sanitiser.
This comes in handy when water and soap aren’t available, and honestly in these trying times, it should be the “Go to”, quite frequently especially when traveling. You’ve been walking all day and coming into contact with people, things, doors, etc. and the last thing you want to do is to catch corona virus or eat with dirty hands. Prevent the spread of germs and bacteria by cleaning your hands, especially before and/or after a meal.
Carry a water bottle with you at all times. Drink enough water even though it may not be convenient to find public restrooms on the road. It’s the foundation of your livelihood. Your body will THANK YOU.
Protect Your Skin.
Protect your skin from being outdoors by wearing sunscreen with minimum of SPF 15. Reapply every two hours if you can. If you’re visiting an area with a large population of mosquitoes and insects, be sure to wear insect repellent to prevent bites.
Eat Plenty Of Fruits
Buy fruit at the grocery store and eat them for breakfast or as a healthy snacks throughout the day. Bananas, apples, and oranges can be found virtually in any grocery store in the world.
Have An Exercise Routine
Get a hotel with a fitness center or purchase a temporary pass at the local gym. If not, you can always work out in your room (pushups, sit ups, yoga poses, jumping jacks – get creative!) or do a run in the neighborhood. Some public beaches even have a free workout area for people to use. Have a schedule in mind and stick to it, whether it is exercising every other day at 8 am or every two days at 3 pm.
SLEEP, SLEEP, & SLEEP.
The most important thing you can do while traveling is sleep. Your body needs rest when you’re physically traveling, crossing time zones, carrying luggage to and from destinations, walking all day, and so forth. Traveling is harsh on your body so make sure you get plenty of rest. How much is enough? Listen to your body. After a long walk, you can sleep for a few hours and allow my body to rest before the next one.