Whether it’s for vacation, pleasure or business, traveling can take a toll on our bodies and even cause us skip our daily physical routine. For millions of people who travel, the change in schedule can throw off anyone’s healthy schedule. When you combined the laid-back weather, accessible junk food and exhausted from long travels, there’s always something to distract you.
Here’s how to take care of your health and fitness while traveling.
Bring a Reusable Water Bottle
One of the best healthy traveling tips we’ve found is to bring a reusable water bottle. A reusable water bottle will be useful the entire time you travel. As soon as you get through the airport security, you can save a few bucks and fill up your bottle to keep your body hydrated throughout the trip. You can fill up your bottle at the nearest water foundation and take it everywhere you go. This will help you save on cost and buy an expensive bottle every time you need a drink.
Many of us tend to indulge on snacks and alcohol when we stay. But don’t risk spending your trip sick or dehydrated during your journey. Bring simple steps like adding water to your bottle during every pit stop.
Create a Go-To Travel Exercise Routine
If you enjoy your travels and are a frequent flyer, make time to find a workout routine that is comfortable and adaptable to your style. Develop a plan that you can do in a hotel, at the beach, or in a gym. This will help you stay committed to it as your travel. Don’t know what workout routines you can do during your trip or in the hotel room? Download fitness apps that will provide all the steps and even keep track. If running is more of your style, why not explore the city on a new path? If yoga is your favorite workout, you can also save your favorite workout videos and access them from everywhere.
Keep Healthy Snacks at Hand
When you arrive in a new city, be sure to bring your snacks with you or head to the market. Always be sure to keep stocks of healthy options to help you avoid from choosing junk food. Food is one of the best ways to learn about the city. It is also an incredible experience when you taste local foods that you’ve never had before.
Commit to at least one healthy meal a day
Who can deny it – we want to try every new food we come across while traveling. And there is nothing wrong with experiences new dishes. However, having several heavy meals a day will put a toll on the body. Curb the heavy meals and plan for at least one healthy meal a day. If you know you will be sight-seeing and explore throughout the say, aim to make breakfast your healthiest meal.
There are many fantastic local markets where you can grab some local produce, grains, and easy to prepare meats. If you have a hotel with a kitchen or staying in an apartment, you can make fresh dishes with local ingredients for an authentic meal. If cooking is not an option, opt for vegetarian meals, bring in the salad and choose grilled options. Just one meal can make all the difference for the day.
Use the Coffee Maker
The coffee maker is more than just for making coffee in a hotel room. You can pack your healthy snacks like instant oatmeal or quinoa and add the hot water to create your healthy meal. Avoid the continental breakfast with high-caloric pastries and cheesy belly busters and head toward Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.
Walk the Town
What better way to explore the city while you get your fitness on track? Ask the hotel staff for safe walking spots and where you should go. Try to walk instead of taking the shuttle to your destination. Make a new rule for yourself, if the route in less than a mile, take a walk!
Wake Up Early
Get your body clock moving and wake up 30 minutes than you usually do. If may seem like a chore at first, but it is proven to give you more energy through the day and make you more conscious about your choices throughout the day.
No one expects you to get your regular diet plan 100% on track during your travels. After all, you travel for reasons aside from following your routine. Just be kind to your body and enjoy the trip!
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