15 Jun Top Five Tips for Healthy Traveling
Many of us are thrilled to have traveling back as part of our lives. However, traveling can take a toll on your body when eating out more often, sleeping in a different location, and being off your normal routine. However, it’s easier than you think to take care of your physical and mental health while traveling. Here are five simple tips to stay energized while traveling.
A great way to explore a new place is to walk. Instead of taking a taxi or public transportation, opt to walk and get your steps in. Walking is an excellent form of low-intensity cardio, which helps keep your heart healthy. You’ll be surprised how many amazing sights, delicious restaurants, and fun spots you’ll discover that you might not have found otherwise.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Traveling is a time to enjoy yourself and eat delicious foods that are the specialties of the area you are visiting. Be sure to include local fruits and veggies when sampling new foods – and include them in all of your meals. If you’ve been following me on IG, you may have seen my latest hack to keep your blood sugar more balanced (and your energy more consistent): Eat your veggies first! Order a salad as a side for lunch or do a started that includes veggies. If your accommodation has a fridge, buy some fresh produce to have on hand. Fruits such as apples and bananas don’t require refrigeration and are available everywhere. Ideally, pair them with some nuts to keep your blood sugar more stable.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation can cause so many negative health impacts, such as weakening your immune system and hampering your mood. Even if you aren’t on your normal schedule, aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you are battling jetlag, try to schedule a nap during the day. Be realistic with your schedule and prioritize sleep more. Don’t try to see or do everything at your body’s expense— if you feel tired, listen to your body and rest.
Don’t leave home without your reusable water bottle. I always include it in my carry-on bag, full of water, and drink it all down before going through security. This way you’re sure to hydrate before flying. Hydration is critical for overall health. It will help you manage the heat better and prevent you from feeling faint or dizzy if you’re exercising or walking a lot on your trip.
Pack Healthy Snacks
Finding healthy snacks can be a challenge if you’re on the road or outside all day. Instead of grabbing whatever you find at a convenience store, pack a few healthy and filling snacks, in your luggage. A few of my favorites are Justin’s almond butter packs, almonds, cashews, baby carrots, apples, roasted seaweed, crunchy chick peas, Flackers flax seed crackers, hard boiled eggs, and grass-fed beef jerky.
Above all, traveling is time to enjoy yourself, take a break from your usual routine and make lifelong memories. Follow the simple tips above to maintain your healthy habits and your 80/20 lifestyle. In simple terms, that means 80% of your actions support your healthy lifestyle and 20% of your actions allow you to indulge and enjoy!
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Simple Breakfast Recipe
Need a quick breakfast for the morning when you are traveling? Chia pudding can be made the night before and there’s a new flavor! I have been experimenting with recipes and pulled together this fabulous chocolate peanut butter chia pudding. Even my college intern enjoyed it 😊 If you don’t like the consistency of chia pudding, try blending all the ingredients before putting in the fridge overnight!