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10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

By Abby Yao

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

How to stay healthy while travelling isn’t a secret. These 10 easy tips will help keep you in tip-top shape on your trip.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

1. Stick to a morning routine.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

You’re not required to clock in an hour at the hotel gym, but some light stretching, breathing exercises and meditation will do you a lot of good. Plus points for body weight exercises, double if you can sneak in a swim or a run.

2. Wash your hands often.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

There may be no such thing as a germ-free surface, but you can do your part to avoid spreading bacteria and viruses.

3. Watch what you eat…

Stay Healthy While Travelling

When in doubt about food hygiene and storage, go for bottled water and freshly cooked food.

4. …And resist the urge to overeat.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

Share meals when you can so you can try a wider variety of food. If you’re alone, eat smaller meals more often.

5. Don’t forget your fruits and veg!

Stay Healthy While Travelling

Who wants constipation and diarrhea, whether or not they’re travelling? Fibre is essential in getting the toxins out of your body, so don’t skip balanced meals.

6. Stay hydrated the right way.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

Limit your intake of sugary drinks. How about some coconut water instead?

7. Ladies and gentlemen, wear your sunscreen.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

If you need more convincing, this throwback should help.

8. When outdoors, be mindful of insects and creepy crawlies.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

Be on your guard. Bugs and mozzies seem to be around whenever you forget your repellant.

9. Keep moving.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

Be active, especially on trips that involve long hours in transit. Explore the neighbourhood. Take a walk around the block.

10. Get quality sleep.

Stay Healthy While Travelling

When you’re well rested, you’re energised and able to enjoy the moment. Also, your immune system isn’t compromised the way it would if you weren’t sleeping enough.

 

Do you have other easy tips to add to this list? Hit us up in the comments below.

About the Author

Abby Yao

Abby is a Filipina full-time writer, part-time traveller, occasional lindy hopper and painter on sabbatical who subsists on a diet of museums, podcasts and musicals.

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