Some tips to remain healthy while travelling

October 12, 2017

While travelling can be fun, it can also be stressful, especially when one undergoes long commutes.

Here are 5 quick tips on how to maintain your health while travelling:

1)    Exercise: Get a hotel with a fitness center or purchase a temporary pass at the local gym.  If not, you can always work out in your room (pushups, sit ups, yoga poses, jumping jacks – get creative!) or do a run in the neighbourhood.  Some public beaches even have a free workout area for people to use.  Have a schedule in mind and stick to it, whether it is exercising every other day at 8 am or every two days at 3 pm.

 2)    Sleep: The most important thing you can do while traveling is sleep.  Your body needs rest when you’re physically traveling, crossing time zones, carrying luggage to and from destinations, walking all day, and so forth.  Traveling is harsh on your body so make sure you get plenty of rest.  How much is enough?  Listen to your body.

 3)    Pace yourself: Don’t try to see the entire city all in one day.  If you plan to do a lot in a big city, consider staying longer to slow down your pace and spread your itinerary.  You’ll also get to know the area more instead of just being able to say that you’ve “been there.”  Be active and roam the streets, but don’t overdo it.  Take plenty of breaks in between.

 4)    Walk everywhere: Get your daily exercise and truly learn about a place at the same time.  The train station is 1.5 miles away?  How about walking there instead of hopping on metro?  Skip the elevator or escalator and walk the stairs instead!

 5)    Hydrate: Carry a water bottle with you at all times.  Drink enough water even though it may not be convenient to find public restrooms on the road.  It’s the foundation of your livelihood.  Your body will thank you.

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