6 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing about a partnered blog post about 6 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling.
I love to travel and hope someday to have more opportunities to do so. Traveling gives us the opportunity to learn about different parts of the country (and the world), as well experience different foods and traditions. While it can be a lot of fun, it can also throw us out of our normal daily routines, especially when it comes to our health. Check out our 6 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling.
1 – Get good sleep. This is really important, especially when you’re traveling to places with different time zones. While it might not seem to affect you at first, it will definitely affect how you feel on your trip, as well as when you return back home. When you’re on the plane, having a neck pillow and blanket might be helpful for keeping you warm and comfortable so you can get rested during a long flight. If you don’t already have those things, you can pick them up at an airport store.
2 – Walk whenever possible. While you are traveling, you will likely be eating a lot more food. If you walk whenever possible, it will help you burn some of those extra calories you don’t usually consume when at home, as well as help to keep your immune system in good shape.
3 – Exercise at the hotel. Before booking your hotel, it’s a good idea to check out your hotel to see if they have exercise equipment on site. Learn more about your hotel and what they offer by searching online. Sometimes you can even see videos of your hotel on site. There are even hotels who have full gyms, complete with treadmills, exercise bikes, and weights.
4 – Pack according to the weather. Remember that where you’re traveling may not have the same kind of weather you’re used to at home. Be sure to research the area online you’re visiting and learn more about what the expected weather will be like during your visit. You’ll want to pack warm clothes if it’s going to be cold and lighter clothes if it’s going to be hot. I personally always bring a jacket with me no matter where I go. You don’t want to get sick because you weren’t prepared for the type of weather you’re going to be in.
5 – Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated throughout your trip can definitely affect the way you feel. I find that often times I don’t drink enough water while I’m traveling and that can affect me physically (usually in the form of swollen ankles or feeling tired). It’s a good idea to take a water bottle with you wherever you go so you always have it hand and can drink it on a regular basis.
6 – Watch your diet. If you were watching your diet at home, be sure to stay consistent while you’re traveling. If you’re willing to slightly veer off your diet, give yourself a limit of what you will eat or drink that won’t through you too far off your wellness plan. You don’t want to completely quit what you’ve been working so hard to follow.
What other ways do you stay healthy while traveling?