Whether you often travel for work, for pleasure, or for a combination of both, it can be tough to stay healthy when you’re all over the place. You may find that you’re busy and you’re not eating as you should be, perhaps you’re drinking too much on your long flights, or maybe you’re not exercising as you should be.
It can also be tough to stay on a routine that promotes health when you’re traveling all the time.
The following are some tips you can follow to stay on track when it comes to your health, even if you’re in a different city or country every few weeks.
When you’re traveling, it can be all too easy to let yourself forego your exercise habits you might engage in at home, but the effects of a non-active lifestyle can start to show themselves quickly. Try to make time for exercise every day, no matter where you are. If you’re staying somewhere there isn’t an onsite gym, consider using an exercise app on your phone or tablet.
There are apps and exercise programs designed specifically for small spaces and hotel rooms, so don’t let yourself have an excuse for not staying active.
Get a Reusable Water Bottle and Bring It Everywhere
When you’re traveling often, you can quickly get dehydrated, or simply forget the importance of drinking enough water. You should take a reusable water bottle with you everywhere as a reminder to hydrate.
This is particularly important before, during and after those long flights when your body is depleted, and you might be overindulging on the in-flight beverages. If you can make it a habit to refill your water bottle every time you get on a plane or leave your hotel, you’ll look better and feel better.
Bring The Toiletries and Items You Use At Home
If you have a good health and wellness routine at home, you can keep yourself in that mindset by bringing along the things you use to make that happen. For example, if you use an electric toothbrush at home, bring it. If you drink a particular type of hot tea or have a particular kind of multivitamin you take when you’re not traveling, bring them along.
Not only will it keep you healthier at the moment, but it can also help you change your mindset to one that’s more similar to the healthful life you live when you’re at home and not traveling.
If you’re running through airports all the time, you might not necessarily be making the best food choices. The lifestyle of a frequent traveler can be hectic, and you’re probably surrounded by unhealthy food temptations at every corner.
Combat the urge to overindulge by always having an arsenal of your own healthy snacks in your bag wherever you go.
As a final note, so much of remaining healthy when you travel is about how you feel. If you start by setting yourself up for failure, that’s what’s going to happen. For example, if you go on a work trip telling yourself there’s no way you’ll visit the hotel gym, you probably won’t.
Instead, prepare yourself to stick with your routines and tell yourself you can do it. It will not only make you feel better but sticking to your healthy habits can help you stay energized throughout your trip, whether you’re spending the day in meetings or sightseeing.