How to stay healthy while traveling. This post was sponsored by Adidas. All opinions are my own.
Part of how to stay healthy while traveling includes things like drinking water, sanitizing all the things and having the right medicine on hand should you get sick, but I talked about all those health must do’s before, so today I’m taking a different approach to the subject.
How to Stay Healthy While Traveling
I used to be the kind of person who would go, go, go from sunrise to way past sundown. I wanted to see, do and experience everything, so I crammed my itinerary full of activities. Looking back, I’m pretty sure it stressed out the entire family as they tried to keep up with my schedule. Nowadays, I plan a little, wing it a little and always build in chill time (and maybe even a nap).
One of the best parts of vacationing is eating, but it’s so easy to go overboard and fall completely off the wagon. It can also send your digestive system into a tizzy, so try to maintain some semblance of your normal eating routine.
Try to balance a heavy dinner with a light salad lunch, skip the sweet cocktail and have water instead, or have that burger you’ve been craving but substitute fresh steamed veggies for french fries.
Choose at least one activity a day that gets you moving.
It’s totally fine to spend the day lounging by the pool or at the beach, but add in an early morning or evening bike ride, go kayaking with a friend, walk along a public art trail and take the stairs rather than the elevator to ensure your body gets some exercise every day. If you can alternate lazy days with more active days, all the better!
Keep your feet happy.
There’s always more walking than you realize whether you’re sightseeing, thrill-riding or just shopping. Most of us aren’t used to being on our feet hour after hour for days on end. Think carefully about which shoes you wear, and choose a pair that will keep your feet happy all day long.
The Adidas sneakers I’m wearing were a dream right out of the box. I can wear them all day long without pinches, blisters or pain. I love them because they’re comfy but also super cute!
Do something unexpected.
When you experience something new and exciting, it can lead to pure joy, and a burst of happiness helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Build in time for an actual workout.
It doesn’t have to be a five-mile run or even a visit to the fitness center. It can be as simple as grabbing your favorite pair of workout tights and doing yoga in your hotel room.
Get plenty of sleep.
A strange bed, outdoor lights and hallway noises can make it hard to settle in and go to sleep when away from home, but there are a few things you can do to make it better.
Ask for a quiet hotel room away from elevator dings and city traffic.
Wear an eye mask to block obnoxious light and wear ear plugs to block the sound of loud TVs, conversations and doors slamming. Even a simple pair of foam earplugs makes an enormous difference, but I still hear my phone alarm go off in the morning.
Give yourself a buffer day.
Schedule your return home early enough to give yourself a full day to catch up on sleep, laundry, grocery shopping and mentally switch gears from vacay mode to work mode. Taking a mini-vacation from your vacation ensures your body rests
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