The snow has melted, most of it anyway.
The days are longer and spring is in the air. It's time for a road trip.
No one wants to get sick while traveling or on the road. Our time is precious and it's worth taking a few precautions to protect our immune system.
Here are five easy things you can do to stay healthy while you travel.
1. Plan ahead.
Pack healthy snacks and water. Fruit and nuts, travel well. Protein bars or crackers with avocados make easy meal replacements. Keep yourself hydrated and well fed and you can avoid fast food tummy and you have less of a chance of becoming hangry. If you take vitamins, make sure to throw those in too.
2. Wash your hands.
If you're a sanitizer user, keep a bottle with you. If not, soap and water works just fine. And try to keep your hands away from your face and mouth...less bacteria, less breakouts and chance for infection. Cleansing wipes are handy and easy to keep under the seat or in the glove compartment.
3. Move your body.
Stretch, move around, and consider activities to keep you moving while you're exploring. Think about a bike tour, a hike, or a walking tour.
When you're tired, everything becomes exponentially worse. Try to maintain some sort of schedule and get those zzz's, otherwise you'll need a vacation from your vacation.
5. Be flexible.
Go with the flow. Relax and try not to over plan. Keep your stress levels at a minimum and enjoy the journey.
How do you stay healthy when traveling?