Traveling can be such an exciting time. You get to visit family or friends that you have not seen in ages, or visit a place you have never been with your family.
On the other hand, it’s too common to become ill while you travel. You are eating food and drinking water you are not used to, your schedule changes quite a bit, and there may even be jet lag involved.
Whether you are visiting family or taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, staying healthy while you travel will keep your vacation pleasant and memorable. The last thing you want to happen is to arrive somewhere and not be able to do anything interesting or spend time with family your entire stay. Worse yet, you don’t want to end up in the hospital!
I’ll share with you what has worked for us when we travel!
1. Eat as healthy as possible!
This includes packing plenty of fruit, nuts, and other snacks with you on the airplane or in your car as you travel. With a little planning, you can stay healthy and fed instead of buying snacks on the airplane or a gas station. If you will be traveling during a meal time, bring your own sandwiches and/or salads to keep your stomach satisfied.
When you arrive at your destination, go grocery shopping to make sure you have plenty of food that you are used to eating on a daily basis. This small shopping trip will help keep your gut healthy and prevent potential misery while you are traveling.
The worst thing we have done traveling in the past is going out to eat. If you do need to go out to eat, make sure to choose restaurants carefully and avoid fast food if at all possible.
2. Carry hand sanitizer with you.
When you are eating in an airport, airplane, or your car – there are many more germs around you than there would be at home. For this reason, it’s important to keep your hands clean with a quality sanitizer. You want one that won’t dry your hands out. Also, be sure that the size of the container meets TSA guidelines.
If you are traveling by car, you will be at gas stations and handling money or credit cards more often than you normally do. If you are in an airplane, there are germs galore, and you’ll definitely want to clean your hands before you snack on your almonds.
3. Take your healthy habits with you.
As I mentioned before, staying healthy when you travel can be challenging. With that in mind, you need to do all the healthy things you do at home, if at all possible. It may mean different priorities when you pack, and I promise you it will be worth it.
For us, this means bringing all our vitamins and essential oils with us when we travel. In addition, we do not drink tap water where we go.
Do you take a walk every day at home? Do it while you are traveling too!
Do you eat a salad a day at home? Make sure you eat salads during your trip as well.
Do you avoid sugar at home? Avoid it as much as possible on the road too.
Do you get eight hours of sleep at night? Do so on the road as well.
Even though you are out of your comfort zone, you still have much control over your health.
What is your number one obstacle to staying healthy as you travel? Feel free to comment below.
If you need some extra pointers for your next travel time, feel free to get in touch.
Sending you many blessings,
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