Stay Healthy During Travel
By Sara Butler
Whether you travel for work or pleasure, you probably know how taxing it can be to get where you need to go. That can make it even more difficult to stay healthy as you travel. With all the airport fast food and temptations of treats on the road, it's easy for healthy eating and keeping to your exercise schedule to take a backseat! Plus, many people don’t work out when they’re on the road, adding to the challenges travel can be to your overall health and wellness. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy no matter where you’re off to this summer!
Do Your Research
Travel takes planning and so does eating right when you’re on the road. The internet puts information in the palm of your hand, so it’s easy to find out in advance what your healthy options are when you go. You can scout out parks or gyms near the place you’re planning to stay to help keep you on track and working on your fitness goals.
What If You Can’t Find a Gym?
If a gym is just nowhere to be found, then you have other options to explore. Use long hallways or stairwells to exercise. Exercise until you’re too tired to do any more to make sure you’ve pushed yourself enough. Incorporate walking lunges and push-ups into your routine to round it out.
If the idea of running or lunging in stairwells or hallways makes you uncomfortable, you can always go for a brisk walk up and down the stairs or in the halls. The point is to just get your body moving no matter what you do, tiring yourself out in the process. Don’t forget to stretch!
This is perhaps the biggest challenge during travel – to eat healthy. You simply don’t have a lot of control over the food available in the places you will be. Don’t give up, because you can make healthy choices when you’re traveling.
Make sure to drink a lot of water and pack snacks that are good for you, such as nuts. Stock up your hotel’s mini refrigerator with clean and healthy food choices such as fresh fruit, yogurt, or raw vegetables. During your research in the area, find a store to get healthy food at or find restaurants that may have healthier options. Staying properly hydrated is going to be incredibly important, too.
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