Whether it’s a vacation or work trip, staying healthy while traveling can be a challenge. That’s not to say that you need to eat salads for every meal or workout for hours at the gym while you’re away from home. Instead, there are a few tips below that don’t take away from exploring a new ice cream shop or enjoying the free hotel cable.
It can surprising how difficult water is to come by when traveling. Maybe it’s missing the convenience of walking to your kitchen sink or the water cooler? Whatever the reason, it’s important to stay hydrated during your trip especially if you’re doing more walking than usual or at a higher altitude. Try to scope out water fountains for free water or even use the hotel gym’s water tank. You don’t have to work out to use the water in there! A less eco-friendly option is to buy some bottled water from a nearby convenience store. Just be sure to prioritize water throughout your trip.
First and foremost, don’t experiment with supplements while you’re traveling. Make sure your body responds well to what you’re bringing with you. Magnesium can help keep you regular and digestive enzymes are great to help you with unfamiliar or heavy foods. Hydration tablets are also helpful for the first tip!
One of the best things about traveling is breaking away from the day-to-day grind. Nevertheless, there can be some parts of your daily routine that are beneficial. Try to keep those pieces in your day, so you’re putting yourself in completely unfamiliar territory. For example, if coffee is part of your morning routine at home try to make sure you’re able to fit time in for that.
Exercise and Movement
If you love hitting the gym even when you’re away from home, that’s wonderful. If that’s not your scene, that’s ok too. What’s important it still making sure you’re getting a little exercise and moving your body every day. Taking a walk in the morning or after dinner can be a game changer, and by all means, please spend most of the time relaxing on the beach.
Sleep is important even when you’re away from home. It’s ideal to stick to your same sleep schedule, but that can be tricky with time changes and different activities. If anything, try to still get about 7-8 hours of sleep every night to make sure you’re refreshed and ready for the next day.
Connecting with other people is arguably one of the keys to happiness. Try to make time to connect with locals in the area and even other travelers. If you’re away from your friends and family, it can be rewarding and exciting to build new relationships and connect with people outside of your typical social circle.