Holidays are a great way to relax and unwind. There’s something about being away from your normal environment that makes unplugging from the daily grind so much easier. Having said that, staying fit and healthy while travelling isn’t always the easiest thing to do since you’re also away from your kitchen and your gym. That’s why today, we’re sharing some travel health hacks so you can stay on top of things while you’re away.
Look After Your Body
The first thing to keep in mind while you’re off on vacation is that just because you’re in a new setting, doesn’t mean you have new abilities. While adventuring and pushing your body to its limits can be fun, you’ll want to ensure that you’re giving it everything it needs. So, after a hike through the Grampians, stop in at an osteopath in Melbourne so you can refresh your muscles. After enjoying the street food in South-East Asia, be sure to see a doctor if your tummy feels a little off.
Invest In Your Environment
If you’re travelling in a van or RV, you’ve got a great opportunity to set things up exactly how you want them. While it can be tempting to buy the cheapest items to fit out your vehicle, this isn’t the best approach for your health. Get those high thread-count sheets, invest in non-toxic cookware so you can cook healthy meals, and bring anything else you need in order to live your best life.
It’s All About Balance
Overindulging on a holiday is pretty much guaranteed. You’re out to have fun, and you want to enjoy different foods and drinks without counting calories or checking macros. This is perfectly okay, and we actually completely endorse going out to buy vermouth or some other new drink to try – you’re travelling to take a break and enjoy yourself, after all.
To balance out the fun indulgences, we suggest getting a healthy green smoothie with your breakfast the next morning and having a hearty meal before indulging in boozy beverages.
Dehydration doesn’t disappear just because you’re travelling, so be sure that you’re drinking enough water. It’s worth upping your intake if you’re in a hot environment or at a high elevation.
Different environments demand different levels of hydration, so do a bit of research, and make sure you’re giving your body what it needs. In return, it will reward you with good health and higher energy levels!
Don’t Drop Your Workout Routine
While you’re obviously not going to have access to your usual gym, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with your workout routine. Go on nature walks, enjoy a morning yoga class, or get involved in physically active adventures that can serve as a workout as well as a way to enjoy yourself. Your body will thank you, especially once you’re back at the gym.
Share The Love
Holidays are all about fun and creating good memories. Spending quality time with those you care about is wonderful for your mental health – which is just as important as your physical health – so consider adding bonding activities like picnics and beach days to your holiday. You’ll get a nice boost of love and happiness, while also getting in some physical activity for the day.
Travelling is a great way to take a break from your everyday life, but it doesn’t mean you can ignore your health. Follow the travel health hacks in this piece to get the most out of your next trip while also caring for your body. Most importantly – have a great time!