Traveling is one of the most amazing experiences, but it can also be stressful and physically draining on our bodies when we are constantly on the go. Here are our tips to help you stay healthy on the road:
The most important thing you can do while traveling is try to stick to a good sleep routine. When you are traveling, changing time zones, carrying heavy backpacks and walking around all day your body can quickly become exhausted. Make sure you are getting enough sleep to ensure you can keep going.
Don’t try to see an entire city or do every activity in one day. Take your time to explore your destination. Enjoy the city by strolling around the streets and relaxing in the park. If you pack everyday full of things to do and places to see you will become too tired to actually appreciate it.
Clocking in up to 30,000 steps per day is not unusual for us. Walking is a great way to get your daily exercise whilst exploring a new destination at the same time. We always try walk anywhere we can instead of taking public transport. Not only are we getting our steps in but we are also saving money too.
Hand sanitiser comes in very useful when water and soap are not available, which actually happens a lot when traveling. We have been in a lot of situations where there is no soap in public toilets or in food markets etc. It just a really handy thing to always have on hand.
Drinking lots of water is key to helping you feel good particularly if you are out and about all day in the heat! We always carry reusable water bottles everywhere we go.
We love Chilly’s water bottles as they keep our water colds for hours!!
Stay Sun Safe
The last thing you want is to be in a tropical paradise suffering from sunstroke and covered in blisters. Make sure to apply sunscreen regularly, wear a hat and stay hydrated.
Eat Lots of Fruit and Veg
Fruits and vegetables are packed full of vitamins and minerals that will help keep you healthy and feeling good. You can easily find fruits and vegetables in any location. They make the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
Pack a First Aid Kit
We always travel with a first aid kit containing various medications and items we may need such as paracetamol, medication for upset stomachs, blister plasters, cream for insect bites etc. Hopefully you will not need you use your first aid kit to often, but it useful to have.
Always make sure to talk to your GP or your local travel clinic if you are planning to travel for a long period of time or going somewhere exotic. Depending on your destination you might need to get some vaccinations or anti-malaria tablets.
What are your tips on how to stay healthy while traveling? Let us know in the comments below.
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