As you gear up for your much-deserved holiday trip, remember one of the most important things that the world has learned over the past two years. Your health is more important than everything else.
While the world continuously recovers from the pandemic, other factors can endanger your health. But worry not because these six healthy traveling hacks will help you stay in tip-top condition during your trip.
Bring your own water filter.
Whether you take a flight or have your adventure on the road, hydration will always be one of the best ways to stay healthy. But this is especially true when you travel by air. Plane cabins generally have lower humidity compared to your average earthbound air. Add this with the fact that most people try to avoid going to the bathroom mid-flight, and you get yourself an increased chance of getting dehydrated.
The same goes after you land. Since you’re going to be in foreign territories, the fear of getting your stomach upset can lead you to drink less water than what your body needs. With all these in mind, you might end up drinking too little water throughout your trip. And that is a hard no.
You can solve this problem by bringing a water filter. There are already travel-sized water bottles that also have purifying and filtering features. There are also straw filters, gravity filters, chemical purifiers, and even ultraviolet purifiers that you can look into. These purifiers can help make your trip more enjoyable with one less thing to worry about.
Buy travel utensils.
Speaking of upset stomachs, having your own utensils is a game-changer. The places you’d be dining in are most probably places with a lot of traffic. You can only imagine how many mouths have used those spoons and forks over time.
This is where having your own travel cutlery comes in. You’ll be 100% sure about where your utensils have been. They consume little to no space, so bringing them doesn’t need a lot of effort. And they’re good not only for your health but also for the health of your planet. Zero waste!
Get acquainted with probiotics.
This hack is surprisingly underrated. You see, not trying the local cuisine when you travel to other countries should be a crime. More often than not, you’d be eating food you’ve never tried before. And the changes in your dietary consumption may cause irregularities in your digestion. Hence, the probiotics. They will help regulate your digestion so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about grumbling stomachs. As they say, happy tummy, happy life.
Use the gym.
You might find this absurd, but staying physical during a trip is essential for your safety. Hotels usually include gym access as part of their amenities. Don’t let them go to waste.
Going on a trip usually means at most half of your time spent traveling. Whether it’s on a plane or in a car, your body will still be confined in a tight space for some time. And when you get to your destination, whether it’s a beach, a mountain, or a temple, you’d instantly be doing physically straining activities. This can damage your muscles and cause accidents.
Warming up before you start your day can be a big help. You can even opt to walk around spacious hostels if you’re really not in the mood for working out. The important thing is to get your body ready for whatever’s about to come.
Don’t forget to sleep.
Of course, you’ll want to see beautiful scenery and enjoy unique activities you’d never be able to do at home. That’s understandable. But keep in mind that no matter how excited your mind is, your body might still not be able to keep up. Making sure you get enough sleep can help you gain more energy for your activities the next day. This is especially true if you’re planning on drinking the whole trip.
Save at least a day or two for rest.
Speaking of sleeping, reserving even just a day in your itinerary for pampering yourself is a must. This is a vacation, after all. And you are doing this to relax and enjoy. You wouldn’t want to go back to your office feeling more tired than ever.
You can sleep in, order room service, and be a beach bum for the rest of the day. Nothing’s wrong with that. You can also level it up and go for a spa day. The idea is to do anything that relaxes you mentally while also helping you physically recharge.
Vacations are there to reinvigorate you. And nothing puts “vital” in “revitalize” more than staying healthy. By following these tips, you’d be able to keep yourself safe and in the perfect condition to enjoy every detail of your trip.