“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn
We find it important during our travels to keep fit and healthy. Here are a few tips we find useful to stay healthy while travelling.
1. Get proper nutrition
Eating out comes naturally with travelling, but this does not mean you have to gorge yourself on takeaway and all you can eat buffets. Start your day with fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals rather than fried breakfasts. Don’t overeat, especially at buffets and avoid junk food snacks. Drink lots of water – it is so important to stay hydrated. We try to only drink water while away to ensure we are getting enough water intake on our adventurous trips. Also, pack your multi vitamins to make sure you top up on any vitamins you miss while away.
2. Meditate and get enough sleep
Meditation is a great way to reduce stress that you may feel during a long adventure. It will also help sharpen your mind and keep you focused, giving you that 15-20 minutes a day to just sit, relax your mind and reflect on your time spent away. Just as exercise is important while travelling, so is rest. Getting enough sleep is crucial for you to stay physically and mentally healthy.
3. Bring along a fitness DVD
Got some spare time in the morning or night and your hotel doesn’t have a gym? Bring along an exercise DVD you can view on your laptop.
4. Pack small workout tools
Along side your fitness DVD, why not bring along an easy to pack fitness tool such as rubber resistance bands.
5. Stock up on healthy snacks
Move all those chocolate bars in the mini fridge aside and pop in some healthy snacks, like fresh fruits, yogurt and salad ingredients. You are then all organised with some healthy treats when feeling peckish.
6. Explore by foot
If you are going to explore new neighbourhoods and cities why not explore by foot? We find this helps us so much in keeping fit and getting the daily sunshine we need. You may also stumble upon a new place you never would of seen.
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