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  • Writer's pictureSusan Winograd PT

Top Tips for Staying Healthy During Travel 🌍✈️

Ah, the thrill of travel - exploring new destinations, meeting new people, and creating unforgettable memories. But amidst the excitement, it's easy to neglect our health and and wellness routine. Staying healthy during travel doesn't have to be difficult! Our top tips will help you put your health first, and keep you feeling happy, healthy, and energized throughout your travels.

Prioritize Nutrition: When it comes to staying healthy during travel, fueling your body with nutritious foods is key. Instead of succumbing to the allure of fast food joints and airport snacks, opt for nourishing options that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized. Pack a stash of healthy snacks like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and whole-grain or gluten-free crackers to munch on during long flights or road trips. And don't forget to explore local markets and eateries for fresh, wholesome meals that showcase the flavors of your destination. Prioritize a vegetable at every meal and opt for a healthy protein, carb, and fat for balanced, satiating meals.

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Boost Your Immunity: Traveling exposes us to new environments and germs, making it essential to prioritize our immune health. Give your body an extra line of defense by incorporating immune-boosting foods into your diet. Load up on vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, kiwis, and strawberries to help ward off colds and sniffles. And don't forget about garlic, ginger, and turmeric - culinary superheroes known for their immune-boosting properties. You can also incorporate a high quality immune boosting supplement or herbal tea to keep your immune system strong.

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Keep Moving! Stay Active: Long hours spent sitting in cars, planes, or trains can leave us feeling sluggish and stiff. Combat travel fatigue by incorporating movement into your itinerary. Take advantage of hotel gyms or outdoor spaces for a quick workout or stretch session. Explore your destination on foot or by bike to soak up the sights while getting your steps in. And don't be afraid to get creative - dance in your hotel room, practice yoga in a scenic park, or go for a swim in the hotel pool. Staying active not only boosts your energy levels but also enhances your overall travel experience.

Prioritize Rest & Relaxation: Amidst the hustle and bustle of travel, don't forget to prioritize self-care and relaxation. Adequate rest is essential for maintaining a strong immune system and keeping stress levels in check. Make sleep a priority by creating a comfortable sleep environment and sticking to a consistent bedtime routine, even while jet-lagged or adjusting to new time zones. Aim to get morning sunlight each day by taking a short walk or having a 5 minute outdoor meditation. This will help to set your circadian rhythm up for success and regulate your sleep/wake cycle. Remember, a well-rested traveler is better equipped to handle whatever adventures come their way!

So there you have it, fellow adventurers - our top tips to help you stay healthy and vibrant during your travels. By nourishing your body with wholesome foods, boosting your immunity, staying active, and prioritizing rest and relaxation, you'll be well-equipped to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Bon voyage!

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