6 Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling
It can be so hard to maintain your peak health while traveling.
You're exposed to so many new germs and environments and your immune system can really take a hit from higher stress levels and lack of sleep. There's no sure-fire strategy to never get sick again while traveling, but through some research and a lot of experience (especially recently) I've found that these tips have really helped me to maintain my health on my adventures! I hope they can help you on yours as well!
6 Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling:
1. Plan Ahead (Vitamins & Supplements)
You want to make sure that you plan for the amount of time that you'll be away and pack those supplements. It's SO important to make sure that your body is getting all of the nutrients that it needs since most of the time (at least, when I'm traveling) you don't eat as well as you typically would. My personal favorite vitamins to travel with are Nutrilite Double X Multivitamins (it says 10 day supply but actually lasts 20 since you really only need 1 pack per day). I love these because they are so convenient (each day's servings are in individual packets making it easy to pack and remember if I took them or not), they contain everything that I need and more, and they don't have any fillers (this is really important to me because the vitamins you typically buy in the store have so many fillers that don't add nutritional value and sometimes even cause harm to our health).
2. Stay Hydrated
Make sure you're drinking lots of water! Not only will this help with energy levels (see 7 Natural Energy Boosting Tips & Must-Haves for more), it also helps your body to naturally flush out bacteria and other toxins that cause infection, it aids in maintaining healthy digestion, and can help prevent your skin from breaking out!
3. Enjoy The Food But Find Balance
I don't know about you, but I LOVE me some good food. One of the most challenging things while I'm traveling is maintaining a healthy relationship with food. I tend to eat a lot more because I want to take advantage of wherever I happen to be, but then I'm left feeling bloated and yucky and focus more on how I'm feeling or what I look like as opposed to what I'm experiencing. You absolutely want to make sure you celebrate, but keep in mind that you can still thoroughly enjoy your travels without over-indulging in only desserts, margaritas and fried food.
4. Make Sure You Move Every Day
You don't need to get in a full on work out (although it would certainly help if you are able), but maintaining some type of movement, even simply stretching or walking, will really help. Get your blood pumping, your lymphatic system running and your whole body moving! This is especially helpful if you're traveling via plane.
5. Don't Skip Your Skincare Routine
Make sure that you're taking the time to take care of yourself on the road! By maintaining your skin routine, you are continuing a good habit, taking time to rejuvenate yourself and in turn relieving a bit of stress. You'll also feel much better overall. My personal routine consists of washing my face with Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream, rinsing, patting my face with Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner, and then applying some Artistry Skin Nutrition Hydrating Eye Gel Cream and finishing up with a really light amount of pure coconut oil on my arms and legs.
6. Make Sure You're Getting Enough Sleep
This can be a killer depending on the type of trip you go on. Your body needs its rest in order for your immune system to function at its full capacity. My go-to sleep aid are n* by Nutrilite Sweet Dreams Gummies - they are the only supplements that have actually helped me fall asleep and stay asleep. For more tips on how to have a great night sleep, check out this post.
I hope these tips help you to enjoy your adventures to the max! Please feel free to leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments below. Here's to safe, fun and healthy travels!
Sending love always,