Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, summer vacation, or a quick weekend getaway, it’s important to stay healthy so you can enjoy your trip. Traveling by plane, car, bus, train, or cruise ship can expose us to a lot of germs. Going on vacation in and of itself can also be stressful, which we know can cause a lot of health problems. Here are some tips for staying healthy while traveling.
When you’re on vacation, you want to maximize your time as much as possible. This can sometimes cut into sleep. It’s important to make sure you’re getting enough sleep while traveling, especially after a long day of sitting in the car or flying.
Make sure you are drinking enough water. Water is vital for our bodies, and traveling can make us even more prone to getting dehydrated.
Eat Fruits & Veggies
Vacation can be a time to indulge, or overindulge, but it’s important to not throw all healthy habits out the window. Add fruits and vegetables to meals and make healthy swaps when possible.
While getting vitamins from food is best, sometimes we need to supplement to fill in the gaps. Add in immune boosting supplements while traveling like Vitamin C, probiotics, and magnesium. Vitamin B12 can be good for energy levels so you don’t have to miss out on anything.
Exercise, Not Extra Fries
Not all of us actually want to exercise while on vacation. Luckily while traveling there are a lot of ways to incorporate working out without feeling like you’re working out. Walk as much as you can. Skip the elevator or escalator (if possible) to get those extra steps in. If you’re adventurous, try a fun activity like paddleboarding, skiing, or hiking depending on where you are visiting.
These are just a few tips for staying healthy on vacation. It’s no fun being sick at home, but it’s especially not fun to be sick while on vacation. Start your immune boosting supplements a few days before you leave for your trip, and make sure you stay hydrated. Safe travels!
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