Planning a vacation is a super fun activity but traveling for that vacation trip can be very tiring as well. If you plan your vacation out of the country, or state the traveling distance is great and traveling time will be longer as well. Similarly, if you are traveling by road or train the traveling time will be longer. Overall traveling does make us tired.
Along with the problem of getting tired a lot of people does get sick during travels or faces different health issues during their vacation trips. Due to these health issues all their efforts, their time, their money all go in vain and they cannot enjoy their vacation trip as they planned to do so.
While planning for our vacation trip we all do have this question in our mind that how to stay healthy while traveling? In this article, we have created a list of best tips for healthy traveling, which will surely save you from getting sick and having health issues in your next vacation trip.
2. Sleep Tight:
The most common problem which everyone does face during their traveling time is lack of sleep. They do not get enough sleep which makes them tired followed by illness, headache, nausea, vomit and many more symptoms.
To save yourself from sleep deprivation, my recommendation will be to sleep well before leaving for vacation as well as sleep properly during your vacation.
An average of minimum 6-8 hour sleep is the daily requirement of a person and to keep yourself awake and energetic you need to fulfill your sleep requirements.
During a vacation when you are traveling constantly, your mind and body is engaged and to overcome that you must sleep at least 6-8 hours.
The second most healthy lifestyle habit not only during the travel but in daily life as well, is to keep yourself hydrated. A person should at least drink 8-10 glasses of water that makes up approx. 2 liter of water to keep himself hydrated.
During travel, many people forget to keep themselves hydrated all the time and as a consequence, they start feeling low and become ill. To save yourself from this make a habit of drinking 8-10 glasses of water everyday especially during travel.
For traveling always keep a water bottle along with you wherever you go.
3. Avoid Junk:
One cannot sustain a healthy lifestyle and traveling if his diet is unhealthy. During travel, we mostly eat whatever we get and especially junk food is at the top of the list and is our favorite food to eat.
Have you ever notice most of the people returning from a vacation gains weight. It is due to the unusual eating habits they develop during their travel. To keep yourself healthy during your travels stay away from junk food and set some eating goals for your next traveling so that your digestive system and your overall health can be good during your traveling.
4. Eat Fruits and Vegetables:
When you will be avoiding junk, all the fatty and fried unhealthy foods replace them with the healthy ones that eat more fruits and vegetables during your vacation trips. You can have different types of juices, fruit cocktails, salads and there are many vegetarian, vegan options available everywhere you can have any of those.
5. Power of Meditation:
Meditation is an act in which you calm your mind and body and it gives a feeling of relaxation. When you’re physically and mentally tired during traveling this can affect your health so to overcome that develop a routine to go 10-15 minutes morning meditations.
It not only calms your mind but also it gives you positive energy and the person can be happier, enjoy more, and remain energetic throughout the day.
Rather than doing heavy exercises make a habit of this easy activity to have healthy traveling.
6. Essential Medicines:
The essential medicines includes over the counter drugs = basic medicines like for fever, vomiting, diarrhea, pain killers for which you do not need a prescription.
If you have some diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension which require sudden and frequent medication dose so do take your routine medicines along with some over the counter medicines.
Multivitamins are a combination of different vitamins in a single dose. There was a time when the concept of eating more and healthy was present but medically now multivitamins have been given so much importance because the amount of vitamin you will get from a dozen of fruit same amount you will get in one pill.
Multivitamins intake is the best way to fulfill all your vitamin deficiencies. It is economical as well and easy to carry.
So to keep your diet nutritious during your travel do take your multivitamins along.
8. Avoid Meal Skipping:
During the travel it is a usual thing that we don’t take care of ourselves, it might be the sleep, water intake, as well as food. We get so much lost in the beauty of the place that we mostly skip meals.
If you want to keep yourself healthy, fresh and energetic during your travel so there are few small habits you need to develop in yourself so that you can enjoy your traveling more and the health issues don’t spoil your vacations. One of the habits is to eat all your healthy meals and the food should be healthy as well.
9. Travel Stops:
If you’re planning camping, hiking, road trip or your vacation destination is of by road distance plan a few stops in between. This idea will help you to be fresh and energetic during your travel and you won’t feel tired while driving continuously for hours without any stop.
During these travel stops you can relax or enjoy different activities.
10. Meal Preparations:
To stay healthy while traveling eating right food is the most important thing and if you have kids along with you on your vacation trip then it needs to given more care.
If you don’t find any good vegetable salads or fruits in the restaurants you can do or you find them expensive and want to do some money-saving during your travel as well then you can do your meal preparation by yourself.
You can take small boxes/containers for food along with you and during your outing cut fruits and vegetables in that and take with you.
11. Hygiene Care:
To stay healthy taking care of your hygiene is also very important. During your travel take shower in the morning and in the evening as well, by doing this you will feel refresh as well as you will be germ-free.
Take a hand wash and sanitizer with you wherever you go during your traveling outing because there might be many germs in the environment which can affect you and your health.
12. Skincare Routine:
Many infections occur through the skin. Many germs enter your body through your skip so take care of your skin by keeping yourself clean. During traveling people mostly don’t follow their skincare routine and don’t take care of their skin so do moisturize and cleanse your skin. If you’re traveling to a sunny place protect your skin by a sunscreen lotion.
There is no hard and fast rule to keep yourself healthy during traveling, rather you can just follow the above small tips on a daily basis of your traveling and you will feel more energetic, happy, healthy, calm and strong during and after your traveling.
To keep yourself on the right track you just have to be consistent and you will see the changes in yourself.