Healthy Tips for Travelers: How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Traveling is great! You get to meet new people, taste new food, experience a different culture and you also get to escape from your normal day to day life!. The biggest drawback is that it can put a dent in our exercise routine and healthy lifestyle. For those of us that like to stay fit and healthy, travelling can be challenging when we cannot eat the way we do at home. It’s easy to come back between 5 and 10 pounds heavier from overindulging on vacation. There are things we can do to stay healthy and avoid this problem. Here are some tips for travelers.


Plan Ahead


Try to book accommodations with a kitchenette so you have the options of preparing food if you feel like it. Eating out three times a day every day can be disastrous. Take off with nutritional food for the flight as you cannot assume that there will be healthy options available en route. Throw a few apples in your bag along with some organic crackers or small salad. If travelling for a while, take some of your regular food items with you so that you can stick with your regular diet as much as possible.


Drink Water


Water is key, especially when in the air. The decreased oxygen along with sitting for hours cannot only lead to dehydration, but also constipation and headaches. Take a small bottle of chlorophyll with you so that you can add it to your water for increased alkalinity.


Water can also be very expensive depending on your destination, so pack extra bottles in your suitcase. Even though it adds extra weight, it is worth it, especially if you arrive very late at night and everything is closed.



Check out this blog to find out why it is so important to drink water



Eating Well


Search ahead for healthy restaurants and grocery stores where you will be staying. Ask for a fridge in your room at the time of booking your accommodation. That way you can keep fruit and vegetables on hand at all time. Just say that you need it for medication, which is not far from the truth if your food is healthy. As Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine”


Stay Active


Take a break from the gym if you want to and walk to explore the area. Make sure to bring a good pair of hiking/walking shoes. We often get tight and sore from sitting in the plane, carrying bags or walking in the wrong shoes. Consider bringing a mini foam roller or spiky ball to loosen things up. Rolling our fascia out at the end of the day feels great and prevents injury. Check out this blog for some helpful tips on foam rolling.


Frances Michaelson

A pioneer in the fitness industry, Frances opened the first personal training center in the West Island of Montreal in 2001. In 2008 , Frances had the “gut feeling“ that there was more to learn about health and how our bodies function, which led to further her education in the field of Naturopathy and holistic nutrition. She has since authored two books. Her latest book, "Do you Have the Guts to be Healthy" was published in March 2021. As a trainer and naturopath, she truly loves seeing people transform themselves by trusting their bodies instead of getting caught up in the medical system. Practicing health is the only way to live the gift of life well!

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