5 Tips For Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Travelling

While on your travel adventure, it is important that you take care of your health to avoid unpleasant situations where your trip is cut short due to health challenges.

Here are five helpful tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while travelling.

1. Drink a lot of water.

Staying hydrated is very important while traveling, especially when flying. Yes, I reckon that you may choose to reduce the quantity of liquid you consume to avoid making repeated visits to the shared in-flight lavatory, however, consider your health first.

Carry a refillable water bottle in your carry on bag and fill it after you go through the security check-point. Always enquire about the safety of drinking the tap water at your destination and then plan accordingly.

Ladies, make sure to get at least 4 litres per day and guys, aim for at least 5 liters daily. This will help reduce water retention, curb hunger pangs, and keep those cells in your body happy.

2. Book an aisle seat

This will allow you to easily get up and move around, stretch, and make trips to the lavatory without feeling like you are bothering your seatmate.

3. Vaccines and Medications

The best way to maintain a healthy travel lifestyle when traveling abroad is to know what vaccines will protect you from any disease.  Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid Fever, Yellow Fever, Cholera, and Travellers’ Diarrhea are all the top vaccines for any travel to Africa, South America or Asia.

4. Watch your diet

Vacations are not a time to begin a diet. It is also not a time to go completely overboard. I suggest enjoying the local cuisine but do so in moderation especially when you are not used to the food components.

For example, Nigerian cuisines, especially in the south-west region is particularly known to be hot and spicy. If you cannot handle this heat, you’d be in trouble if you consume a lot of it. Always ask questions to be safe. When it comes to food and drinks, think moderation.

5. Make an effort to be active

If you are eating more, then you should move more. It’s that simple.

maintaining a healthy lifestyle while travelling

Try some of the following:

Traveling for fun? – incorporate this activities into your day.

● Tour the city, take a walk or rent a bike.
● Go hiking
● Cold climate? Go skiing, sledding, ice skating
● Exotic climate? Take an after dinner stroll on the beach, go for a swim
● Do some shopping
● Rather than play cards, play charades

Traveling for work – try some of these activities

● Do 4 sets of 25 jumping jacks in your room before dinner
● Use the stairs
● Stand rather than sit
●Do some yoga stretches before bed
● Walk to dinner instead of taking a taxi.

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