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How to Make Your Travel a Healthy Experience

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's summer. One of the most exciting things about summer is that it's a season of travel. Traveling can be so much fun. We get to see new places and experience new things. We get to spend time with family or friends. And we get to see a new perspective on life. But sometimes travel is also difficult, especially when it comes to health. If you would like to travel this season while also keeping your health intact, take a look at these tips to make your travel experience a healthy one this year.

Get to Know Your Destination

Before you ever leave your house, get to know your destination. Do research. Ask others for their experiences on your location. The more you know about your destination, the better choices you can make once you get there. Are there healthy restaurants? Are there places to exercise? Are there nature trails or biking trails or places to get out in the sun? Find out all you can, and then make a plan to keep your health in good condition while you're there.

Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time

You don't have to pack every meal. You don't have to skip all the good stuff either. But make a plan for eating healthy on your trip. This might include a list of absolute no-nos. These are the things that you're going to avoid at all costs. And it may also include a list of good foods. Maybe you can always look for baked or roasted chicken at restaurants. Maybe you can always look for vegetable snacks. Having a plan in mind helps you make better choices when push comes to shove and your vacation gets hectic.

Plan on Getting Exercise

Even a little exercise can go a long way. If you're going somewhere where a gym trip is possible, make a plan for that. If you're going to be walking everywhere you go, buy a pedometer and count your steps. Or if all you can squeeze into your trip is a tiny yoga session in your hotel room, that's fine too. But make movement and exercise a priority. You may be surprised at how much better you feel when movement is a constant on your getaway.

Travel can be unhealthy if we allow it to be. But if we're willing to plan ahead, then it's completely possible to keep our health on track. Use these tips to make your travel experience a healthy one and you'll have a much better time on your trip overall. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Westminster, Calif.

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