...can be hard on the body. When flying, your body gets depleted from water, and oxygen to name a few. It is important to take care of your body when traveling, even if it is for vacation! I travel frequently for work, and for pleasure. I do my best to make sure I am getting enough water, eating my veggies, and really taking care of myself. Sometimes…it’s hard.
Here are some quick tips to keep your body perked up on your next travel adventure (note these are my personal tips)
Tips and Tricks:
Eat your veggies + fruit
When we travel we tend to eat the most fattttty foods we can find. Things that we aren’t used to eating daily. Or at least I do. I try my best to add veggies to every meal, and have some fruit on standby. The fruit in my purse is really easy for when I need a snack (team don’t get hangry). Veggies keep everything flowing, my daily diet consists of eating A LOT of leafy greens, and buckets of veggies. If it all of a sudden stops, and I start eating greasey foods, I tend to feel like crap.
Work out, even if it’s light!
Walk wherever you can! Get your body moving in the morning. I typically travel with resistance bands (linked below), they are easy to pack, and I can get a quick workout in my room, and be on my merry way.
I love to walk places, wandering is my preference. I see more of the city I’m in, and I get my body moving (note: do this in safe areas).
Balance, balance, balance
Eat the donut. Eat the tacos. EAT ALL THE THINGS! When I’m on vacation, I love to indulge. I try my best to keep my breakfast as clean as possible, and indulge here and there on things I don’t typically eat.
When traveling for work…whole different story, sometimes I even bring my own food (diff post to go over work travel, coming soon).
Sleep in, enjoy your vacation. If you’re anything like me your sleep schedule during the week is all out of whack, and YES I talk about how important sleep is for you, but we all live a crazy life. When I was in Napa, we slept for 12 hours one night! Granted, alcohol was involved, butttttt I average 6-7 hours a night during the week, sometimes even less. It felt good to be able to sleep in/sleep that much!
The stress of travel (yes, your body experience stress when traveling, even if it’s for fun) puts a toll on your body, your immune system is being compromised as well. Research shows that skipping sleep can increase your risk of getting sick and is associated with decrease in immune function. Team no getting sick when traveling, am I right?
Hydration is important whether you are traveling or not. But when traveling we tend to forget to drink water, we switch to alcohol…etc. Dehydration causes your skin to get dry and maybe itchy, decrease in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fatigue (who wants to be a sleepy mess on vaca?), and confusion (don’t want to miss your flight because you are confused AS F!) Skip the soda, grab a water. Are you drinking alcohol?...drink more water!
Here are some of my favorite things I like to have with me when traveling: