Whether you’re going to the beach, sightseeing in Europe, traveling through exotic markets, or escaping on a quick weekend getaway - staying healthy on vacation can be tough. And while vacations are meant to be relaxing and indulgent, you don’t want to come home feeling less than your best. So on your next trip, fend off the post-vacation blues, by following these easy tips and tricks.
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, here are a few tips to keep you feeling good on those long and stressful travel days.
- Bring Snacks: Instead of loading up on greasy (and expensive!) food at an airport food court, bring healthy snacks from home to eat before and during your flight. Airplane food is usually loaded with sodium and definitely less than appetizing (or exciting). This also goes for road trips. Instead of snacking on candy and carbs, which can make you feel gross after a long drive, bring healthy snacks and treat yourself when you arrive at your destination.
- Always Use Hand Sanitizer: Traveling is the perfect time to release your inner germaphobe. Bring a sanitizing gel with at least 60% alcohol and use it before you eat or drink. On a plane, use sanitizing wipes to clean your armrests and tray table - you have no idea where in the world they’ve been!
- Stay Hydrated: