Six Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling The World

April 5, 2018

It is not easy to stay fit and healthy whilst on the road all the time, moving from place to place is an amazing experience, but can seriously take a toll on your body and well-being. There is no reason that wanderlust cannot be combined with a healthy lifestyle, you just need some self-discipline and motivation. Here are my top tips to staying fit while traveling the world:

Create Rituals And Stick To Them

It can be hard to get into a habit whilst traveling, as no two days are ever the same, one morning you might be chilling out on a beautiful beach, and the next you might be hiking up a mountain. You certainly do not want a routine or ritual that will hold you back or make you reconsider any of your travel plans, so it is important to find a good balance.

Getting into an eating routine will be hugely beneficial to your health, try to eat similar portions and at similar times every day and never skip breakfast, as there is a reason it is called the most important meal of the day! A regular exercise ritual is also essential to staying healthy while traveling, so try to fit in some exercise every day, even if it’s just 30 minutes in the morning. You can shake things up a bit depending on where in the world you are, one day could be yoga on the beach, and the next could be experiencing local cultures and how they exercise.

Bring Your Own Exercise Equipment

There are plenty of lightweight and portable options for gym equipment that you can take with you on the road. Invest in good skipping ropes, resistance bands, and slider disks for versatile and compact workout tools. These will not be restrictive in your carry-on luggage, are lightweight, and easy to squash into tight luggage spaces. This kind of equipment can also be used pretty much anywhere, there is no need for gym space or special equipment. Visit this website for gym equipment for your travels.

Keep Calm

Stress has a big impact on your health and wellbeing, and just because you are spending your days in paradise you may still experience some stressful times on your journey. Maybe your plans have not gone accordingly, you have forgotten something important, you smashed your expensive phone, or your flights have been cancelled and you are stranded at the airport. Be prepared to pay more than you planned to get yourself out of tricky situations and try your best to keep your cool. Remember that you are in control of your life and the way you choose to react to different situations.

Remember Your Post-Workout Meal

After a workout, your body is in recovery mode, and it is so important to feed it the right kinds of food to help it look after you in the best possible way. No matter where you are on the planet, your post-workout meal is just as vital as if you were at home and finished a workout in your local gym. It might not be easy to find your usual post workout snacks in some countries, but there is always going to be something that will work well. Bananas and organic nuts are items you can get in nearly any country, or a hard-boiled egg — a regular feature at a hotel breakfast buffet, no matter where you are.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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