Perhaps you have already spent a lot of time and effort (not to mention money) in preparing for that ultimate travel you have been dreaming of. Everything has been set. You are just waiting for the date to come.
And suddenly… You got SICK!
Getting sick before travel is one of the most disappointing things that could happen to you. With everything on the line, you only have two options at hand. You may cancel your travel, or go with it but suffer the consequences along the way.
If you have upcoming travel in your schedule, it is highly recommended to make sure that you take care of your health so that when the time comes, you will not have to deal with the aforementioned scenario.
Aside from taking care of your health beforehand, you can also focus on staying fit and healthy while traveling. This can involve doing some routines even when you are away from home or the gym.
Let us consider five ways to stay fit and healthy for travel time!
Whether you are moving locally, or abroad, it is crucial that your health is at its peak condition for traveling. You can achieve this by giving your body the right nutritional foundation. More attention should be given especially if you are traveling in areas that are tropical, as the temperature may zap out the strength in you easily.
This may also mean taking some preventive measures in order to avoid diseases which are local to a particular area. For example, if you are going to a place that is tropical, you may want to take some shots that can protect you against those local diseases. Again, prevention is better than cure.
You may also want to focus on improving your strength if you expect to do strenuous activities during your travel. For instance, if you are planning to engage in a trek or a mountain climbing activity, you surely would want to prepare your body for the challenge. Your body should be ready before travel time.
- Pack the right tools
Now that you have already made sure that your body is fit for the travel, you still need to ensure that you continue staying fit while traveling. To achieve this, you need to pack the right tools with you.
Of course, you would not want to bring your dumbbells. However, there are several alternative options that you can take into consideration. You may want to bring with you a jump rope. It is an effective way to maintain your physical routine. As a matter of fact, using a jump rope for physical exercise can accomplish a lot of things, such as burning calories even when on-the-go.
Other alternative options include resistance bands, TRX, as well as hand towels which can serve as an alternative to sliders. Water bottles can also serve as good hand weights. You can also find some useful tools to use right in your destination. For example, when inside your hotel room, you can use the chairs as weight, together with other several options.
- Watch out on food intake
Traveling is often synonymous to indulging in food. After all, why would you want to skip all those tempting delicacies which may not be available in your local area? While this makes sense, you still need to practice discipline when it comes to your food intake. If you really want to stay fit, you just cannot listen to what your gastronomic impulses tell you all the time.
Still, this does not mean that you need to deprive yourself of delicious things. After all, there are still healthy, but incredibly delicious options on food. Do not be too hard on yourself. So much time as the food is safe for your health, without actually sacrificing your fitness goals, you can still enjoy.
If you end up indulging more than what you have expected, offset the food intake with workout sessions. Again, these sessions need not be done inside gyms, but they can be performed right inside your hotel room.
- Hike and stretch in-between flights
Make sure that you give your body that constant move despite having to stay in your seat during long hauls. For example, if you are waiting for your flight, or waiting for a connecting flight, you can insert some routines in between.
For example, you may want to hike in between terminals. Provided that you go to areas that are allowed for travelers to walk in, you can expect to enjoy a hiking experience indoors. As a bonus, you get to witness different scenes inside the airport.
Also, do not forget to do some stretching within the flight, as well as post-flight. If you feel that your legs have already started to feel numb for sitting a long time, you can stand up and go to the bathroom to do some stretching. After the flight, make sure that you let your muscles breathe.
- Bring nutritious, easy to consume snacks
If you are traveling for leisure purposes, then you may have to spend a lot of time walking around, seeing sights meant for visitors to see. While these places may be filled with great food stalls just in case you get hungry, the options available may not be fit for your taste. Worse, they may not be safe even.
As a solution, why not bring with you some nutritious, easy to consume snacks to help you deal with hunger before actual meal times. In this way, you will not worry about losing your strength and miss the fun of the travel instead. Among the options included are nutritious snack bars, oatmeals, and others that are convenient to carry with you in your bag. They do not have to be bulky.
Taking care of your health should be done every day, regardless of where you may be. If you are planning travel, make sure, first and foremost, that your body is ready for it. There are some ways mentioned above that can help you get the right fit before the travel. At the same time, you can also keep your fitness and health routines while on travel by performing some techniques. Your body will surely thank you for doing so, and will repay you by allowing you to experience the best parts of your travel getaway!
Szymon is the founder of Love Meditating, a meditation-yoga blog dedicated to provide honest advice and information.
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