Travel is adventurous, travel is fun! Long days, miles of walking, inadequate circumstances and strange places- they all can sound exciting only when you are fit and healthy. While it is easy to stay healthy by following a routine, regular exercise and diet plans when you are at home, it becomes a bit challenging when you are traveling. And to help you stay fit on your trip, here are a few easy tips that you can follow to ensure good health, fit body and strong immunity.
Before Your Trip
Immune System: Strengthen your immune system, eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat. Make sure that you exercise regularly. Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
Sleep: We understand your excitement but don’t allow it to give you sleepless nights. Take adequate sleep and proper rest. It will help you stay active, relaxed and healthy.
Pack well: Make sure that you pack hand sanitizer with at least 50 percent alcohol; disinfecting wipes; a light shawl or coat; a travel pillow; first-aid kit; and nasal spray.
One of the most important tips to stay healthy is to keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water everyday and carry a refillable water bottle along.
In order to stay healthy, it is important to stay active. Walk as much as possible and indulge in outdoor sports. While you might not always find a gym, playgrounds are everywhere so make use of them. You can also head to the hotel fitness center or do chair squads.
The way you start your day makes a difference so make sure that you give your day a fresh start. Start with lots of water to hydrate your body, have a healthy breakfast and you can try out local dishes late during the day without any guilt or worries. Have lots of fruits and salad to ensure a healthy diet. Avoid fried and heavy food as much as you can because they make you feel tired and lazy.
Make the most of those sandy beaches and lush green valleys by performing yoga and meditation to stay healthy, active and positive. Both yoga and meditation can help you stay positive and relaxed as no one can deny that travel can be exhausting. Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, sharpen your mind, and increase your awareness.
Clean and Clear
Keep yourself clean while on trip and sanitize your hands as when required to protect against colds and flues especially if you are travelling during winters. Better keep a sanitizer along for times when a faucet and soap aren’t available. Clean yourself well if you come in contact with dust.
Keep healthy snacks handy and make sure that you eat in regular intervals. It will not only help you avoid hunger but also make your exploring more interesting. Food can always be a great companion whether you travel alone or in group.
Rest and Sleep
Sleep is important especially after long days of travelling and exploring, you need to recharge your body and hence it is important to take care of sleep and rest. Relax on a beach watching the mesmerizing sunset and you will feel lighter and better. Catch a good night sleep in order to prepare yourself for the next day. Listen to light music and sit quiet for sometime.
Hope you find these tips helpful. If you have more tips, ideas or suggestions share with us in the comment box below. Have a happy, healthy and adventurous trip ahead.