So you're going on a vacation and worried about losing the progress you've made with your health and fitness. Now what?
Traveling can be challenging when you're working to make positive changes in your health and lifestyle. But it doesn't have to be. Today, we're looking at tips on staying healthy while on the go, including healthy snacks to pack, making healthy choices when eating out, and staying active while traveling.
Healthy Snacks to Pack for a Road Trip or Air Travel
Fast food and junk food are so dang convenient. So when traveling, it can be super tempting to grab something unhealthy. That said, if you prepare before you leave home, you can bring healthy snacks that will keep you satisfied and energized. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks to pack for a road trip or air travel:
Fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, and grapes
Nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds
Energy bars or protein bars
Trail mix made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
Cut-up veggies such as carrots, celery, and peppers with hummus or nut butter for dipping
How to Stay Healthy When Eating Out
When we travel, we're more likely to eat out. God knows that making healthy choices at restaurants can be difficult. Back in the day, I used to travel for work, and I know that most restaurants will let you order grilled chicken and veggies - even when it's not on the menu. Here are some additional tips on how to stay healthy when eating out:
Look for restaurants that offer healthy options such as salads, grilled meats, and steamed veggies
Choose water or unsweetened tea instead of sugary drinks
Ask for dressings and sauces on the side so you can control how much you use
Avoid fried foods and opt for grilled, baked, or steamed options
Share a meal with someone or ask for a to-go box right away to save half for later
How to Stay Active While Traveling
It's not always easy to get to a gym while traveling. Don't worry, there are many ways to get moving and stay active while on the go. Here are some ideas:
Take a walking tour of the city or explore on foot
Rent a bike or scooter and explore on two wheels
Pack resistance bands or jump rope for a workout in your hotel room
Take a yoga class or try a new workout class in the area you are visiting
Swim or walk on the beach if you're visiting a coastal location
Items to Bring from Home to Stay on Track
When planning your vacations - It's helpful to bring a few items from home that can help you stay on track with healthy habits. Here are a few ideas:
A refillable water bottle to stay hydrated (*if you plan to stay active on vacation, you may also pack some electrolyte tablets to maximize your hydration).
Healthy snacks (individual servings of nuts, protein bars, individual packs of protein powder, etc.)
Workout clothes and shoes to make it easier to exercise
Resistance bands or a jump rope for a quick workout in your hotel room
If you're staying in a hotel, you can request a mini-fridge and visit the local supermarket to stock up on healthy options to keep on hand.
Traveling doesn't have to mean giving up your healthy habits and lifestyle. With some planning and preparation, you can stay on track and feel your best while on the go. Happy travels!
Thank you for reading our blog on how to stay healthy while traveling. We hope you found these tips helpful and inspiring. To ensure you get all our future content about healthy habits, Zenith, and eating healthy, subscribe to our newsletter. By subscribing, you'll receive the latest tips and tricks to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether at home or on the go - subscribe today (see below)!