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Friday, April 17, 2015

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

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. 

4. Sleep.
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? 




24 comments:

  1. Totally! I think trying to stick to normal habits (sleep and exercise and eating) are so important!

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  2. Good tips! I always pack a lot of my own snacks when I go on vacation! And yes hand washing is huge for me! I do it all day long at work and it's just an ingrained part of my routine especially when out in public too. Now if I could just get some more sleep!

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  3. Great Common Sense Tips Kelly! so we only need to remember each when we are actually living these moments...

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  4. Oh bringing snacks is SO important! I'm always planning to eat healthy on the road, but I never manage it and bringing my own snacks is about the only way I can get even close!!!!!

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  5. We bring our own snacks and make sure to stay hydrated.


    Great tips!

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  6. Great tips Kelly! I was going to say staying hydrated as well but that seems to have been covered.

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  7. I'm always re-learnng these tips.

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  8. Nice list! Planning ahead is one of those things I'd always *like* to do, but it's just not in me. But I completely agree with snacks, and bringing along too much water. And yes, when I was Seattle I slept horribly the first few nights and by the weekend I was wrecked. Sleep is so important!

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  9. Planning ahead and healthy snacks.

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  10. Lo {Travel the Unbeaten Path}April 19, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Im happy I found your blog through #weekendwanderlust, it's adorable! These are really good tips - healthy snacks and water go a long way! I also make sure to remember take my vitamins and even add some echinacea/elderberry to strengthen that immune system on the road!

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  11. I'm a snack packer too...in my bag and in my car. Sleeping is a challenge. Baby steps. :-)

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  12. I'm a snack packer...in my car and in my purse. Better for my body and wallet. :-)

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  13. Thanks so much! Hydration is probably the most important. :-)

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  14. One day at a time, Elaine...the compound effect at work. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. Planning leads to success...almost always! Such an important skill.

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  16. Thanks, Christy. Sleep is important. It's not always possible, but it's critical for body and mind.

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  17. I am so happy you're here too, Louise! Welcome. Great call on the echinacea/elderberry...maybe a little extra vitamin C as well. :-)

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  18. Fantastic tips! I try to follow many of these. I always bring along extra healthy snacks and bars just because we're both vegan and it's better to be prepared sometimes (for instance, if our airline flight forgets a vegan meal, etc). I also try to stay really active on my travels! Thanks for linking up with #WeekendWanderlust :)

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